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Post your feedback about using the visual editor.

If you have never provided feedback before, you can learn how to do it effectively. 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.

You can use this page to tell the Wikimedia developers your ideas and issues about using the visual editor: this is the only feedback page actively monitored by WMF staff. The Contributors 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. Please report bugs involving Parsoid at Talk:Parsoid instead.

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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197.218.84.212 (talkcontribs)

Issue

It is impossible to access certain menus / toolbars / buttons without the mouse.

Proposed solution

Add a key to trigger a keyboard accelerator (see https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms646337(v=vs.85).aspx for full description)

When the user presses the key (e.g. ALT) the relevant menu or button gets an underline to denote the trigger for it, e.g. to access page settings one could press ALT + P.

Add a general key shortcut to access the menu, typically on several operating systems this is keyboard key F10, for most (all ?) applications in it.

Note that this is distinct from the "normal" keyboard shortcuts. Accelerators tend to be context dependent and can trigger in any dialog or interface that has options or buttons.

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The links list is weird while editing a table

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Summary by Elitre (WMF)
Awewewe (talkcontribs)

Good afternoon,

I saw an error while editing an article with a table. While editing normal text, the links are normal (they are showing down), but in the tables, the links list is sometimes showing up, which is not normal (before, it was always showing down). The links lists, which are something showing up, are also getting very far from the editing area, being covered only with the tools list up from the editing area. See my screenshots at cswiki: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TableError1.png, and on enwiki: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TableError2.png. Thank you for fixing.

Elitre (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Thanks for your message. That issue doesn't happen to me in 2 browsers (Safari and Opera on a MacBook Air). Please include details about your web browser, computer operating system, and wiki skin. Also, could you please try to append &safemode=1 at the end of the URL and try to reproduce. TY!

Awewewe (talkcontribs)

@Elitre (WMF): I use Google Chrome, operating system Windows 10 and Vector skin. Appending &safemode=1 doesn't help. Thank you for your answer.

Elitre (WMF) (talkcontribs)

OK. Let's see if someone with that config can also reproduce - throwing all of this into Phabricator isn't a big deal.

Elitre (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Stumbled on that myself, so there we go.

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Built-in feedback function button confusion

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Summary by Elitre (WMF)
Jberkel (talkcontribs)

I tried to leave a message here automatically from within the VE, using "Submit feedback". I entered text, then clicked on "File a technical task" which redirects to Phabricator (and loses the already entered feedback). It seems like a useful function to have but the placement/label of the button is confusing, I mistook it for the submit button of my feedback ("File technical task *instead*")

It might be better to have it as a link inline with the text, maybe also to explicitly mention Phabricator. Alternatively, have it as another option in the Help menu: "Leave feedback / File technical task".

Elitre (WMF) (talkcontribs)

@Jberkel, as much as I agree with you, the related task is low priority. :/

Jberkel (talkcontribs)

@Elitre (WMF) thanks, good to know you're aware of the problem. even some small changes to the copy would make a big difference. you could even argue that it should just be removed (if you click on "feedback" you want to leave feedback, not file a bug).

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Unable to change quality flag in wikisource

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Balajijagadesh (talkcontribs)

While proof reading in page namespace in Tamil Wikisource using visual Editor there is no option to change the quality flag from "pink" to "yellow" or "green" or other colours. Hence it is posing difficulty in proof reading.

Regards,

J. Balaji.

Elitre (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Appreciate the report. Adapting the visual editor to Wikisource is done by volunteers, so you may want to reach User:Tpt.

Balajijagadesh (talkcontribs)

Hi,

how to reach User:Tpt

Sorry it may be a silly question. But I am not sure how to reach him.

Regards

Elitre (WMF) (talkcontribs)

You can leave a message at their talk page.

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Summary by Elitre (WMF)

answered inside

Rosa Vill (talkcontribs)
Agente de usuario: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/62.0.3202.94 Safari/537.36

URL: https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacinto_Villalba?veaction=edit Estoy editando y me dice desde ayer modo de codigo por ahora y no sé qué es eso. No puedo poner correctamente el tipo de letra a todo lo que escribo. Muchas gracias.

Elitre (WMF) (talkcontribs)

@Rosa Vill, https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usuario_discusión:Rosa_Vill explains why your edits are being reverted. You can follow the links on the page to learn more. Are you copying and pasting the text from somewhere else? If you want to set the text to the default size, you can select it and then look for the "Grande" option in the "Estilo de texto" -- "Mas" menu. This will un-set it as big in your case (as it is currently set as such).

Rosa Vill (talkcontribs)

Gracias

B222 (talkcontribs)

On Dutch Wikipedia I tried to add the template nl:Sjabloon:Zie artikel (See article) to nl:Grenadines. This template works well only when placed in the top line of the text. In pages with infoboxes the Zie artikel template is placed below the infobox, leaving an unsightly white gap as high as the infobox. I can't find a way to get the template in the top line. Invoking the template interactively or by typing {{ makes no difference.

Btw: Windows 10, Pale Moon browser (a Firefox clone).

Yes, of course switching to the old editor does the trick. But this should not be necessary.

SSastry (WMF) (talkcontribs)

This has nothing to do with Visual Editor or Parsoid. If you move that line below the infobox in the source editor and preview it, you see the same whitespace gap. The problem is probably with either the infoboxes or with the Zie artikel template in terms of either its CSS or the HTML they generate.

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I accidentally moved a page from my account to someone else's. Now I can't publish it.

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Sumonespecial (talkcontribs)
User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_13_1) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/62.0.3202.94 Safari/537.36

URL: https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9A%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B8%D1%81%D1%82%D1%83%D0%B2%D0%B0%D1%87:%D0%93%D0%BE%D1%88%D0%B0_%D0%9B%D1%8C%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%BE%D1%87%D0%BA%D1%96%D0%BD?veaction=edit

Elitre (WMF) (talkcontribs)

@Sumonespecial, I see Гоша Льовочкін exists now, so I guess you solved the problem in the meantime.

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83.31.80.39 (talkcontribs)

the link create [[a|ab]] insted [[a]]b

Elitre (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hi, please provide more details so that we can help. A link to the specific article, what you wanted to achieve and what happened instead would be a good start, thanks.

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लेखाचे नाव कसे संपादित करायचे ?

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सुबोध पाठक (talkcontribs)

मी पत पत्र या नावाने आताच लेख लिहिला . पण लेखात मी पतपत्र असा शब्द वापरला आहे. लेखाचे नाव त्या प्रमाणे बदलायचे असे कसे जमेल ते कृपया सांगा .

Elitre (WMF) (talkcontribs)

@Subodh reader, I think you are looking for information about how to rename an article, but I don't think you're using the visual editor. https://mr.wikipedia.org/wiki/सहाय्य:आशय should be able to lead you to editing guides in your language.

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Citation Tool Does Not Recognise References Added in Infoboxes

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Redfiona99 (talkcontribs)

As an example, I was working on Gabrielle Onguéné. The link to her 2015 World Cup Profile was already in the article but in the infobox. When I used the citation tool, it did not recognise the reference as already existing. I've added it in in this (https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Gabrielle_Ongu%C3%A9n%C3%A9&oldid=814758669) edit but will go back to fix. Just thought I should give you a heads up.

Using Chrome 62.0.3202.94 on Windows with Vector.

Elitre (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Thanks. I believe this is https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T52474.

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