Last modified: 2013-04-11 16:18:08 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.
See also bug 2760 and its dupes.
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?
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.
We killed the functionality in Ic3791d18.