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A way of permanently disabling Page Preview?

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2.68.15.75 (talkcontribs)

It keeps coming back and I don't want it!

Why not provide a way of permanently turning this annoyance off?

  1. I dont want to turn off Java. Why should I have to?
  2. It's got nothing to do with the cache or browser settings etc.. The damned thing just keeps resetting itself!
Quiddity (WMF) (talkcontribs)

If you disable it, the setting should be kept in your browser's local storage. (screenshot). If you're using a private window, or if you're clearing your browser's local storage (perhaps via a privacy-extension), it will reset. Otherwise it should be permanent.

If it's not working for you, and you don't match either of those circumstances, please tell us what browser & operating system (win/mac/etc) you are using, list any privacy-related browser-extensions you use, and if possible explain how you can reliably reproduce the bug (i.e. what steps you follow after which it spontaneously resets). Thanks.

CKoerner (WMF) (talkcontribs)

You're correct, you shouldn't have to turn off javascript. The state of the setting should be stored in your browser. Which wiki are you having issues with in particular? [edit: I didn't see the reply by @Quiddity (WMF)]

DannyS712 (talkcontribs)

This was just brought up again on w:en:Talk:Main page - how can a wiki change the default for non-logged-in users? (I'm not saying enwiki will, there has been no discussion of it, but how would it be done? I couldn't find anything in the site javascript that controls this) Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 22:12, 2 April 2019 (UTC)

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