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Unselect the added object automaticaly
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In the table I add an image, than I wont to continue editing, but I cant, because the image in the cell is selected and there is an info windows, which covers orther cells, I wont to edit. Its not a problem of just and images but other objects like templates. See screenshot.

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Hi, is this about VisualEditor-Tables ? Or what are steps to reproduce? Any URL / link to the page shown in your screenshot?
In general, exact steps to reproduce are always welcome!

Hi, is this about VisualEditor-Tables ? Or what are steps to reproduce? Any URL / link to the page shown in your screenshot?
In general, exact steps to reproduce are always welcome!

I dont know, if it is about tables. I think it is not just about tables. The problem is even in the plane text, where you inesert something and the dialog window (or how you call it) floates over text. Especially painfull, when you need to edit the area behind this window. You can, but it takes you several extra clicks.

Steps to reproduce? Easy: create a tab, than click on edit (VE must be enabeled): click to the cell in the middle: insert-media-chose media and insert it as frameles and 100 px width, than insert. Picture is highlighted and there is that window below.

URL? E.g. here: https://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seznam_p%C5%99%C3%ADrodn%C3%ADch_park%C5%AF_v_%C4%8Cesku

Jdforrester-WMF added a subscriber: Jdforrester-WMF.

The current interaction design in VE is that we set the selection appropriately after user actions, for two reasons:

  • … so that the cursor is where users expect; and
  • … so that users can make follow-up edits/adjustments without touching their mouse.

In the case of an image, you might want to edit a caption. In a template, you might want to adjust a field after seeing its preview. In a reference, you might remember to add an archive URL to it too.

If you don't want to make any adjustments, but want to continue typing after this point, you can just cursor right (or left in RTL) and be on your way.

This is consistent with other editing software. It's part of how we're intentionally aligned with best practice when it comes to user expectations and familiarity. It's pretty fundamental to how the editor is designed to work.

I'm sorry if this doesn't work ideally for your use cases, but I don't think we're going to change it without significant cause.