VisualEditor/Feedback

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Post your feedback about using the visual editor. Please report bugs involving Parsoid at Talk:Parsoid instead.

If you are reporting a problem directly on this page, please include your web browser, computer operating system, and wiki skin (usually Vector, sometimes Monobook). The feedback tool within the visual editor will include your user agent details instead.

Use this page to tell the Wikimedia developers your ideas and issues about using the visual editor. The Editing team welcomes your feedback and ideas, especially on user interface decisions and the priorities for adding new features. All comments are read, in any language, but personal replies are not guaranteed.

Please note that the Wikimedia Foundation does not provide support for installing VisualEditor on third-party wikis.

You may also want to read a guide to optimize the visual editor's experience on your site, which details work necessary on the community side (such as translating or setting up citation systems).

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CoalCanary (talkcontribs)
User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; WOW64; rv:47.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/47.0

I have been trying to enter a quote, but it keeps disappearing after it is entered. My cursor also jumps down to the "External Links" box

URL: https://en.wikiquote.org/w/index.php?title=Fidel_Castro&section=3&veaction=edit&oldid=2213059&wteswitched=1

Elitre (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hi @CoalCanary, looks like you are using an out of date version of Firefox, so I wonder if that's related.

Reply to "Text keeps disappearing while editing"
Wargo (talkcontribs)

I think more comfortable would be sub-toolbars instead of menus. Or option to expand on toolbar most popular buttons (as classical editors have).

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Wargo, I want to make sure that I understand this idea. Are you talking about drop-down menus like the one for list formatting?

Wargo (talkcontribs)

Yes, list, insert and maybe saving...

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Basically, it sounds like you want those to be displayed as a horizontal menu instead of a vertical one. Is that right?

Wargo (talkcontribs)

Yes, and without need to click to open these. Or consider ribbon?

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הנפח (talkcontribs)
User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/55.0.2883.87 Safari/537.36

URL: https://he.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D7%A1%D7%9C%D7%99%D7%9C_%D7%98%D7%A1%D7%9C%D7%94?veaction=edit

האם אפשר להשתמש בכלי התרגום בזמן עריכת ערכך קיים?

Aaharoni-WMF (talkcontribs)

לא עכשיו. אולי בעתיד הרחוק

Reply to "שימוש בכלי התרגום"
Summary by Elitre (WMF)

No idea what this is about :/

178.221.228.41 (talkcontribs)
User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/55.0.2883.87 Safari/537.36

D1%86)&action=edit&redlink=1

Summary by Elitre (WMF)

Off topic here.

TaraFredAnnie (talkcontribs)

Hi I manage a recording artist signed to Universal music and am looking for help with someone who knows how to use wiki as finding it very complicated to upload facts, photo and other factual information.

Thank you

Alsee (talkcontribs)

I have posted helpful information on TaraFredAnnie's English Wikipedia's Talk page.

(This page is mainly for contacting the software developers regarding software issues.)

Jeg ønsker å endre sidenavnet

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Summary by Elitre (WMF)

Looks like page was already deleted, however you should be able to answer similar questions in the future via https://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hjelp:Portal . To figure out how to rename pages in the visual editor, that is, redirecting them to the correct title, see https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:VisualEditor/User_guide#Editing_page_settings .

Oyopperud (talkcontribs)
Brukeragent Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/55.0.2883.87 Safari/537.36

Hvordan kan jeg endre navnet på siden til M-Brain Norge? (Skal være stor bokstav i Norge)

URL: https://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/M-brain_norge?veaction=edit

Why can't the page title be selected or edited in Visual editor?

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Amire80 (talkcontribs)

While editing a page in Visual editor, the page's title is grayed out and cannot be selected or edited.

Editing the title may sound extreme, but I actually saw real users trying to click the title in order to rename a page (or, as we say, move it). Having such an option, maybe with some kind of a confirmation dialog, actually makes sense to me.

But what I could really never understand is why isn't it possible not being able to select it, for example for copying to clipboard. I often find myself wanting to do it, and I cannot. I could just create a Phab task for it, but I'm asking here, because it has been so since the start, and there was probably a reason for this, but I'd like to try to understand it discuss before creating a task.

Elitre (WMF) (talkcontribs)

https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T89811 - https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T126368 ?

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

There have been multiple requests to deal with the "you can't move the page here" issue. But I don't remember noticing that you can't select/copy it. That'd be kind of a pain if you're writing about something with a long or complicated title. (Highly experienced people might remember that they could do {{subst:PAGENAME}} to get around that, but we need a solution that works for >99% of us.)

Reply to "Why can't the page title be selected or edited in Visual editor?"

Nadpis je chybný ( píše sa Országha a nie Országa), ale neviem ako ho zmeniť.

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Summary by Whatamidoing (WMF)

Request to move a page

77.234.240.3 (talkcontribs)
Prehliadač: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:50.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/50.0

URL: https://sk.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gymn%C3%A1zium_Pavla_Orsz%C3%A1ga_Hviezdoslava?veaction=edit

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

You change article titles by moving the page. See Help:Moving a page for more information.

7 этап в гору выйграл Устюгов

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Summary by Whatamidoing (WMF)

This is a remark about the article content.

5.141.219.29 (talkcontribs)
Браузер: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/55.0.2883.87 Safari/537.36

URL-адрес: https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A2%D1%83%D1%80_%D0%B4%D0%B5_%D0%A1%D0%BA%D0%B8_2016/2017?veswitched=1&veaction=edit&oldid=82930801

סיפור קטן עליו

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Summary by Elitre (WMF)

Likely OT here.

79.183.66.150 (talkcontribs)
User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/55.0.2883.87 Safari/537.36

URL: https://he.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D7%A8%D7%91%D7%99_%D7%99%D7%95%D7%A1%D7%99_%D7%91%D7%A8_%D7%97%D7%A0%D7%99%D7%A0%D7%90?veaction=edit&section=1