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Provide special preference to allow users to choose their preferred mobile skin
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It would make sense to allow users to decide as a user preference what mobile skin they want rather than rely on the mobile toggle cookie.

Expected: in Special:Preferences under appearance a user can choose a specific skin for their mobile experience.


  • Some people prefer mobile optimised content, some people prefer a full site experience.
  • Choice is good
  • Allowing for more mobile targeted skins would be healthy for our ecosystem.

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KLans_WMF triaged this task as Low priority.Jun 29 2015, 5:14 PM

It will also, iirc, be possible to save the value of the cookie as a (non-visible) user option. CodeMirror uses it:

If another skin option would be too confusing for a user :)

kaldari removed a subscriber: kaldari.Aug 14 2015, 1:36 AM
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@Nirzar, thoughts?

Jdlrobson closed this task as Declined.May 26 2017, 6:21 PM

Let's just leave this as the config flag. No point in adding yet another preference until people actually want it.