Topic on Talk:Visual-based mobile editing/Ideas/October 2018

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Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)
Goldenshimmer (talkcontribs)

Just some thoughts that occur to me: If it remembered the scroll position, I wouldn't really want to be restricted to a single section when I start section editing. (Even so, I don't really want a single section to load only, probably.) My preference would be to be able to be reading an article, and switch at a given point to either visual or source editing, and have it keep its position right there. I only really use the section editing links to avoid losing my position when I start editing (e.g. when I notice something that I want to fix), and then scroll from there. Granted, I generally do copyedits and such more than extensive new writing. (I can't really comment on what people who write more would prefer.) I hope this helps. :) Thanks for the great work on the visual editor and new source editor, I enjoy them a lot!

ESanders (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Thanks, currently it is a little odd that section links behave differently in wikitext and VE, however if we implement visual section editing we should anticipate that VE users might be used to getting the whole document when using section edit links.

Matma Rex (talkcontribs)

To open the editor at your current location in the article, you can also use the shortcut key – usually Alt+Shift+V, but it may differ depending on your browser and operating system. You can find it out by hovering over the "Edit" tab with the mouse cursor. (Alt+Shift+E opens the wikitext editor.)

We've been thinking about some ways to make this more accessible (so that you don't have to scroll up to click "Edit", or use section editing), but we don't have any plans/ideas so far.

Matma Rex (talkcontribs)

(As I wrote that, I tested it and discovered using the accesskey actually scrolls to the top of the page on Firefox, but not on other browsers. That's very annoying. I filed this as T208891.)

FF-11 (talkcontribs)

On many other browsers the shortcut is only Alt+V

Goldenshimmer (talkcontribs)

Good to know, for when it gets working! That will be handy. Thank you!

আফতাবুজ্জামান (talkcontribs)

I would like to see "Section editing" soon.

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

They're working on section editing right now. They might have something stable before long.

FDLeyda (talkcontribs)

I think Section Editing would be helpful.

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Thanks for your note. The devs are working on section editing, and I *think* that the prototype might be ready to test soon. I'm just waiting for the last person to finish up.

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