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[minor] a mouse link pointer displayed in Suggestions mode
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  1. Go to a Structured edit article.
  2. The article will be displayed in Suggestions mode - hover over the tab links: Read, Edit, and View history tabs will display the link pointer, but Edit is not a link and it's not clickable.

Screen Shot 2022-05-03 at 12.36.00 PM.png (488×2 px, 385 KB)

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Etonkovidova renamed this task from [minor] a mouse link pointer dis[layed in Suggestions mode to [minor] a mouse link pointer displayed in Suggestions mode .May 3 2022, 7:46 PM

This isn't unique to suggestions mode. Here is a screenshot showing the same behavior when when doing a regular edit.

editor_tabOpen.png (1×2 px, 470 KB)

This isn't unique to suggestions mode. Here is a screenshot showing the same behavior when when doing a regular edit.

editor_tabOpen.png (1×2 px, 470 KB)

I think that the mouse link pointer in Suggestions mode is more confusing than when it's displayed for VE (or Source editor). When a user in a editing mode, user remember that they got to the editing by clicking on the tab. So they see the mouse link pointer that is still present as a tiny bug (which in my opinion should be fixed). The Suggestions mode lands editors on a page and it could feel natural (and, arguably) even logical to click on Edit.
However, it's a really minor, inconsequential bug, especially since the behavior is consistent with other editors behavior.