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Bug 6330 - Preference to open the wiki editor in a separate window
Preference to open the wiki editor in a separate window
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Page editing (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-06-16 18:52 UTC by Dave Yost
Modified: 2012-11-13 20:56 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Dave Yost 2006-06-16 18:52:36 UTC
This editing in the tiny scrollable text area is getting old.  There should be a plug-in architecture for selecting how 
eding is done, and it should be a user preference to pick the old way or some new way.

The new way I would like would be that a dedicated editing window pops up, where I can do my editing.  If I make 
that window bigger, the editing text area gets bigger.  The Save and Save Preview buttons are always visible at the 
bottom; you don't have to scroll to them.  I would advocate this as the default way to edit, except many people would 
never see the pop-up window because of badly-implemented pop-up blocking features of their browser.

Different preference settings would allow the selection of competing editors, some with Java Applet, some using a 
native platform editor, some JavaScript, whatever.
Comment 1 Edward Z. Yang 2006-06-18 04:03:54 UTC
Marking as enhancement.
Comment 2 Daniel Friesen 2012-11-13 20:56:59 UTC
WONTFIXing, new windows are so 2006.

Browsers have native textarea resize now. And one of the design teams is aiming to make the save, summary, etc... functionality always in view.

So there are better ways to deal with the improvements described and most of them already have someone working on them.

The only stuff I can think of that aren't being done would be a WikiEditor full-screen (well, maybe not 'fullscreen' full-screen, but that might be another idea) mode and an editor popout for dual monitors (visit an edit screen, pop out another edit window, move that edit window to another monitor, when you hit preview the preview shows up in the screen to the left). But those would be different bugs.

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