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[Bug] Color of the knob

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Summary by Thiemo Kreuz (WMDE)
Pyll0 (talkcontribs)

The instruction says "To compare certain revisions, select the revisions using the yellow and blue knobs. [...] blue knob controls the newer revision, the yellow knob maps to the older revision.", but the interface shows green controls the newer revision, the red knob maps to the older revision. Please review the discrepancy. Thank you.

Thiemo Kreuz (WMDE) (talkcontribs)

On which wiki are you experiencing this? Many wikis provide a user setting (usually in the gadgets section) to set the orange/blue color scheme back to the older red/green color scheme. It appears like you have this enabled. Can you please check if this is the case?

Pyll0 (talkcontribs)

Hi Thiemo, am experiencing this on Wikipedia. This is the first time I learned that the colors could be customized. However, I could not identify such settings under Gadgets tab and Beta features tab. Could you provide more details?

197.218.85.167 (talkcontribs)

Technically, at least in some cases this is deliberate. For instance the Visual diffs deliberately sets the color to green/red. See mediawiki.org/w/index.php?title=Multimedia/Standup_notes/2017/June&type=revision&diff=2503669&oldid=2501914&visualdiff&diffmode=visual

It might make more sense to change the instructions to refer to Top knob and bottom knob. That way it will be accurate regardless of color .

Pyll0 (talkcontribs)

Hi Wiki-er 197.218.85.167, your explanation is insightful. It is okay if the colors cannot be set in my case. I know better about how the system works now.

Hope my feedback will be an input to the design team.

Thiemo Kreuz (WMDE) (talkcontribs)

That was all very helpful, thanks a lot! I found multiple scripts that change the color scheme from yellow/blue to something else, typically red/green. In your case it's most probably the "Visual differences" Beta feature. I like the idea to change the text and will suggest exactly that. Now tracked in phab:T247662.

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