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Bug 5825 - User preferences in Chick skin aren't clickable
User preferences in Chick skin aren't clickable
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 4193
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
User preferences (Other open bugs)
PC Windows 2000
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
Blocks: 640
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Reported: 2006-05-04 10:18 UTC by brianna.laugher
Modified: 2009-05-01 00:26 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description brianna.laugher 2006-05-04 10:18:34 UTC

I have had a user at the Commons report to me that he 
is "stuck" in the Chick skin because the preferences 
aren't clickable, and he can't change it back. I am rather 
afraid to change my own account into it to check because 
of this! Please advise this user directly:


User's comment: 
As soon as I did this [chose 'Chick' skin] a lot of things 
went haywire - most Preferences aren't clickable, 
including Skins, & the layout is awful. Editing is bad, 
can't get the cursor to go where want, etc, etc. It points 
to corruption somewhere...
Comment 1 Rob Church 2006-05-04 10:23:44 UTC
Advised user of workaround to switch back to Monobook through preferences.
Sounds like the skin is borked and should be fixed or removed.
Comment 2 brianna.laugher 2006-05-04 10:30:44 UTC
Thanks very much for the speedy response! It's 
Comment 3 Platonides 2006-05-06 13:35:32 UTC
I tried it and could change back well. It's a little less intuitive as the tabs
are shown as normal links, but i think it does work.
Comment 4 Rob Church 2006-05-06 14:54:17 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> I tried it and could change back well. It's a little less intuitive as the tabs
> are shown as normal links, but i think it does work.

The point is that more than one user has reported problems using the damn skin
at all, let alone changing preferences back. Perhaps it's due to the nature of
the skin's intended use (on small portable devices), and perhaps it's due to a
crap skin.

Whatever the reason, it needs to be addressed.
Comment 5 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2006-05-21 20:56:57 UTC
Works fine in Firefox

Tagging as broken in IE ( blocks #640 )
Comment 6 trialsanderrors 2006-12-02 20:27:50 UTC
So what's the workaround? Because I got the same problem, about half of the links don't work in Chick, and the only 
one working in is "Date & Time".
Comment 7 brianna.laugher 2006-12-03 06:50:19 UTC
Use this URL to change them back:
Comment 8 Rob Church 2006-12-03 07:30:19 UTC
That's a workaround which allows users to change *back* from a broken skin. It
doesn't fix the skin, however...
Comment 9 Chad H. 2009-05-01 00:26:24 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 4193 ***

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