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New edit toolbar isn't displayed in IE8 (goes into compatibility mode and acts like IE7)
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Author: yonidebest

The new edit toolbar isn't displayed. Changing the edit toolbar preferences
doesn't help. Instead, the old toolbar is displayed (and works).

It happens in IE8.0.6001.18882 on Vista. It doesn't happen on FF3.5.6 on same
computer (works fine).

Roan says:
"This is because IE8 goes into compatibility mode on Wikipedia, causing it to
act like IE7. IE7 has certain RTL-related bugs that mess up the toolbar, so it
disables itself."


Version: unspecified
Severity: major



Event Timeline

bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Normal.Nov 21 2014, 11:08 PM
bzimport added projects: WikiEditor, TestMe.
bzimport set Reference to bz24194.
bzimport added a subscriber: Unknown Object (MLST).
bzimport created this task.Jun 30 2010, 9:36 PM

EN.WP.ST47 wrote:

It seems that unless we can work around IE7's RTL-related shortcomings, the only solution is the current one, to fall back to a working toolbar. I can't test this to see if it's still present, as I don't have IE8, but it should also be determined whether this works on IE9 or not.

Sounds like the WikiEditor, moved to that extension

WikiEditor is enabled for IE>=7, so it sounds like it should work.

yonidebest, is this still a issue?

yonidebest, is this still a issue?

yonidebest, is this still a issue?

Someone should retriage this with the parent bug 25378 now fixed.

Unfortunately closing this report as no further information has been provided though reporter was asked several times. Hence assuming it's fixed.

yonidebest: Please feel free to reopen this report if you can provide the information asked for and if this still happens. Thanks!

GOIII moved this task from Backlog to Closed on the WikiEditor board.Apr 3 2016, 9:34 AM