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Following on from T196915 which adds the mechanism for this, we should consider exposing this in the UI.

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This could be a solution or part of a solution to the edge case of a user wanting to return to the entire article after editing a section T209984#5005124

JTannerWMF added subscribers: matmarex, JTannerWMF.

Hey @iamjessklein we need your input on this, @DLynch said this would be easy to implement but we just need to figure out how we'd like to. @matmarex is also linking as it relates to this work.

The same idea is mentioned as a part of T210659:

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    • Clicking edit will open the editing for the entire article

So, Reading team might be working on it? I hope :)

JTannerWMF removed a project: Editing Design.

We are going to work on this in the near future

Bumping this ticket as it came up several times at Wikimania Stockholm usability testing.

In Minerva without AMC, you could add a button at the end of the page alongside "Discussion". But this might be too prominent. Could we put it beside the button(s) but make it a smaller link rather than a big button? (Similar to the Cancel link on the right of the Publish | Preview | Changes buttons in desktop wikitext editor, but not bold nor red.)

For Minerva with AMC, "edit whole page" could go in the overflow (vertical ellipsis) menu. T234659

I note that placement of the top pencil icon in AMC was designed to be a full-page edit T210659. But whole-page editing was seen as a problem for VE on mobile T227897. Placement of the top-section edit pencil for both AMC and non-AMC really should be reconsidered T228107 sooner rather than later. Now that its function has changed, its location is confusing.

At time of writing this, there is no longer any edit page button on mobile. And the section-name part of the edit summary is not just enforced, but is invisible. If I want to add a section, I have to switch to desktop view or leave an incorrect edit summary.

EDIT: I just did a test. On mobile wikitext editor, the section name that gets inserted is not the one I clicked on, but the first heading in the saved text.