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Add "create redirect" toolbar button when creating new article in VE/Wikieditor
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One thing I miss about using the native wikitext editor is the specific-to-en-wiki toolbar at the top that has the redirect syntax. I always forget it and now I always have too look it up .

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Mvolz created this task.Feb 2 2018, 7:52 PM
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Creating a redirect is not a particularly common action, and I'm worried about cluttering the toolbar up with buttons for uncommon actions. There's probably some way of doing this that doesn't add clutter; that needs design time to think about.

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Mvolz added a comment.Feb 6 2018, 8:16 PM

Creating a redirect is not a particularly common action, and I'm worried about cluttering the toolbar up with buttons for uncommon actions. There's probably some way of doing this that doesn't add clutter; that needs design time to think about.

It's a common action when creating a new article. It doesn't have to be present except for "create source".

Or it could just go into the "insert" menu - that wouldn't clutter things up mcuh.

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Definetly seems to be about VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor

In this editor, the Options menu that provides this for VisualEditor is not available. Seems to me that this is therefor a quite essential feature (at least for feature completeness) missing in this editor.

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Dvorapa added a comment.EditedApr 19 2019, 10:02 AM

I would avoid loading full editor at all for this task. I would recommend to hide the option in editors as low as possible (backwards compatibility and maintenance work) and create a new menu entry next to "move" page button leading to simple OOUI text - button interface