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Preferences: unify filter options of recent changes, new pages, watchlist, recent changes linked
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Setting filter option defaults via Special:Preferences
should be possible for each of
Recent changes, New pages, Watchlist, and Rechent changes Linked
individually, and with an identical selection of choices, and
with most similar wordings.
See also bug 7039, bug 16957, bug 16969 .

It would likely be useful to employ a common set of
subroutines to the widest extent possible, and
to have an own tab for each of them in Special:Preferences

Version: 1.15.x
Severity: enhancement



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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Low.Nov 21 2014, 10:34 PM
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Assigning to Andrew, he's poking preferences in his branch.

Good idea.

@ Andrew, if you like, please have a look at the addition of an "array" type of parameter to the routines handling preferences, mainly or entirely in includes/User.php , in my branch at or
The same kind of selection is going to be used at several places and in extensions, too. Maybe it's worth merging it into your branch, or at least knowing that it's upcoming.

Aaron suggests on that that bug may be related to the current reworking of user preferences, please verify. Thanks a lot!

I don't have any intention of doing this, it isn't clear that it's even a good idea.

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This should probably be closed - preferences for these tools are likely to be set on the tools themselves instead, which is better. See T33881.

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