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Make it possible for users to use a smaller math dialog with fewer components so they can see more of the underlying page
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The new math dialog (T118617) introduces a change from the way the inspector works by displaying a large menu of mathematical symbols at the cost of dominating the page. Allow users to choose which way they would rather edit by showing the inspector by default and making the full dialog optional.

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Change 257261 had a related patch set uploaded (by Tchanders):
WIP Allow users to choose math inspector or math dialog

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/257261

I'm not a fan of this idea, unless it's proven that there is no way to restructure the new UI that it's suitable for all usecases.

I see this as an interim solution while we work on a UI that doesn't hide the whole page. Why aren't you keen on it?

Jdforrester-WMF renamed this task from Make math dialog optional to Make it possible for users to use a smaller math dialog with fewer components so they can see more of the underlying page.Dec 8 2015, 7:42 PM
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I think, we should not extend the number of configuration options, since that makes bug reporting and debugging difficult. So maybe we can provide one default wich works reasonably well for most useres and do not have to maintain two alternatives.
For power users hooks with custom scripts might be an option. But that's just my personal opinion.

Change 257261 merged by jenkins-bot:
Allow users to choose math inspector or math dialog

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/257261