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Bug 7092 - Make external editor launch from a separate tab than 'edit'
Make external editor launch from a separate tab than 'edit'
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Page editing (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low minor (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-08-22 09:48 UTC by Brion Vibber
Modified: 2013-04-11 16:18 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Brion Vibber 2006-08-22 09:48:19 UTC
We get complaints all the time from people who've somehow accidentally turned on external editing 
support, then get confused when their browser tries to download files on edit.

Erik and I discussed this at Hacking Days, and there was some agreement it might be wise to make 
the external editor be launched from a second tab instead of the regular 'edit' tab; this could greatly 
reduce the confusion, as well as making it easier to edit from one's own account on another machine 
where the editor isn't set up.
Comment 1 Rob Church 2006-08-30 07:30:02 UTC
See also bug 2760 and its dupes.
Comment 2 Rob Church 2006-12-24 05:54:05 UTC
Brion and I discussed this on IRC, and came up against a question:

What should happen if the user clicks on a red link, i.e. which behaviour should
be used? Do we want to change the current handling of red links?
Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2009-07-19 23:34:36 UTC
We should probably check if anyone's actually using this setting actively. :) If not my inclination would be to kill it; it's more likely to cause confusion than much use.
Comment 4 Chad H. 2013-04-11 16:18:08 UTC
We killed the functionality in Ic3791d18.

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