I think the [] icon for 'edit source' link (when VE is installed) looks stupid. Other people were just generally confused. Should probably be re-evaluated.
|mediawiki/skins/Timeless||master||+98 -49||Better icons/handling for view source, VE edit links|
- Mentioned In
- rSKINc337c3008e9c: Update git submodules
T229184: "View source" has no icon in mobile view of Timeless
T173205: `edit source` wrongly placed on the Timeless skin in mediawiki.org
- Mentioned Here
- T197520: Use icons with text for actions etc at higher resolutions so people don't get confused when they switch to icons only at lower ones
T97451: Make source/wikitext icon consistent
T116417: Come up with a better re-usable UI concept for a button to switch editor-mode; the current one is confusing, and hard to discover
VE itself uses a pencil for the concept of editing, brackets for source editing and eye for visual editing. I think we settled on this unhappily after considering a few different things (T97451 and T116417 look relevant). If you invent a better metaphor, VE team might want to hear about it too
Either way it's probably a good idea for the skin and VE to be consistent. Perhaps you might just remove the brackets icon while keeping the pencil?
Perhaps you might just remove the brackets icon while keeping the pencil?
Yeah, probably the sanest/easiest approach. And just move the pencil to the container of both edit and edit source so it shows up for both on editsection. And then the eyeball stuff for the cactions links...?
It appears that the pencil icon is sometimes mistaken for a drawing tool: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Feedback/Archive_2017_1#No_easy_way_to_get_back_to_VisualEditor
Not sure what to do about the pencil icon, since it's all we got... maybe just see if we can reinforce what it means by using it more in general? (Basically T197520: Use icons with text for actions etc at higher resolutions so people don't get confused when they switch to icons only at lower ones could apply with this too...)