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Title of tab with reply draft

JAn Dudík (talkcontribs)

In browser I have usually many tabs open. The tab of wiki where I am editing can be recognized by title starting with Edit…

I am actually editing second tab from right. But also first from the left.

But when using reply tool or Flow, is hard to recognize, which tab is the correct. When I want to search and copy something from other page, I must search, which tab is the right one.

If there is some way how to change title or design of actually edited tab, it would be useful.

Sunpriat (talkcontribs)

When editing in Wikipedia, I also often have more than 6 tabs open and often visually lose the tab on which the answer was started in the Reply tool or the edit started in the Visual editor, because out of habit I am looking for the tab with "Editing" in the title. I have to manually drag the tab to the beginning so that it becomes the first and I can easily find it. Some kind of marker in the header for a page in an editing state would be helpful.

Sometimes I have to open two versions of a page to view different parts of a long discussion. Sometimes I don't send messages instantly and they stay in the editing state for tens of minutes, at this time other pages open and many pages accumulate with a similar beginning of the namespace in the tabs. And if I scroll to other comments, for example to the beginning of a long thread, so that the edited place is outside the visible area in the browser, then when I return to this tab it looks like a usual inactive page - it takes time.

PPelberg (WMF) (talkcontribs)

@JAn Dudík and @Sunpriat, thank you for saying something about this. What might you expect the tab in which you have the Reply Tool open to say?

In the meantime, here is a task for this work: T262066.

Sunpriat (talkcontribs)

It will be recognizable as it was before "Editing: Title" or "Reply: Title" or status label "[reply] Title".

PPelberg (WMF) (talkcontribs)

@Sunpriat: to confirm, "title" in the example shared above would be the title of the talk page? The heading of the section within which you are replying? Something else?

Sunpriat (talkcontribs)

If there are a lot of tabs, I better remember the name of the page and less well remember the name of the section in it. Out of habit and by analogy with editing wiki-text, I would look for the text of the Tab title (as it was before editing) in the following words.

The section title is a good question. The section names in the tab, as in this topic, we saw only in Structured Discussions and this text is naturally understandable and even convenient. Not everyone has seen Structured Discussions on Wikipedia, for many it will be a new experience with titles. The title of the tab will be unique and will not look like the tabs next to it - this is interesting, but even so the title should be "reply: section - page title - wikipedia" to see the title of the page in the pop-up hint when you hover over the tab.

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

This seems like the kind of question that @TheDJ would know something about.

Sunpriat (talkcontribs)

It is definitely necessary, for example, at the end of the title, to add the full word "reply" or "edit". Now browsers, when the user writes text in the address bar, show hints and, in particular, show suitable names of open tabs. This ability of browsers to find a tab is worth using.

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