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Bug 45300 - Create a "zen mode"/"Distraction free mode" MediaWiki extension
Create a "zen mode"/"Distraction free mode" MediaWiki extension
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
Extensions requests (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Lowest enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: design
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Blocks:
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Reported: 2013-02-23 04:57 UTC by MZMcBride
Modified: 2014-04-29 00:56 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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Description MZMcBride 2013-02-23 04:57:13 UTC
Perhaps might be nice in MediaWiki core, but would definitely be nice as at least a MediaWiki extension, we should implement a "zen mode" capability from ?action=edit.

GitHub and it seems like the Cloud9 IDE both have this mode. It's demonstrated here: <https://docs.c9.io/zen_mode.html>.

In short, in the case of GitHub, it appears to be a bit of JavaScript that adds a "zen mode" button to the UI. When the user clicks this button, the non-essential page elements are hidden from the page, allowing the user to focus on the textarea (or other central input area) alone. Basically it reduces the amount of noise on the page in order to increase the signal.
Comment 1 Krinkle 2013-02-23 10:03:14 UTC
Also knows as "Distraction free mode", e.g. in Sublime Text 2:

http://www.sublimetext.com/docs/2/distraction_free.html
Comment 2 Matthew Flaschen 2013-02-23 10:41:18 UTC
Could easily be done as a gadget, rather than a extension.

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