Allow hiding VE onboarding experience programmatically to avoid sidetracking users using a different onboarding experience
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I'm working on a GuidedTour that walks new users through a couple of edits with VE. It's possible for guiders and the dialogs from the Link and Cite buttons to interfere with each other. To improve the consistence of the tour experience, I'm already using the vehidebetadialog=1 parameter to disable the first-edit welcome dialog, but I haven't found a way to disable to the blue dots.

It would be nice if vehidebetadialog=1 also worked to disable the blue dots (or, less conveniently, if there was another parameter to disable the dots separately).

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This technology was intentionally built to avoid using GuidedTours without changing the design of an existing system to one that worked for VisualEditor but probably would have broken other workflows; I'm not sure we can easily resolve this.

This technology was intentionally built to avoid using GuidedTours without changing the design of an existing system to one that worked for VisualEditor but probably would have broken other workflows; I'm not sure we can easily resolve this.

The suggestions in the initial report are:

  1. Have vehidebetadialog=1 (which already exists) also hide the blue dots.
  2. Add a similar but different parameter (vehideonboardingdots=1) to hide the blue dots.

This doesn't really ask for any change to GuidedTour, or ask for VE to specifically integrate with GuidedTour. It's just about avoiding confusing users who are using a different onboarding experience. I'll try to clarify the task title.

Mattflaschen-WMF renamed this task from Blue dots during first VE edit can interfere with GuidedTours to Allow hiding VE onboarding experience programmatically to avoid sidetracking users using a different onboarding experience.Jan 21 2016, 10:43 PM