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VisualEditor: Provide simultaneous access to editor and edit summary
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Two editors have commented independent in different place over the weekend on English Wikipedia about how they wish they could access the edit summary while using the VE instead of on save, because they track their changes as they go.


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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Low.Nov 22 2014, 1:59 AM
bzimport set Reference to bz50961.

+1. This is a particularly useful feature of the old editor.

Think this is also happening on PL.WP.

"Jeśli w okienku z polem służącym do opisu dokonanej zmiany klikniemy w link dotyczący sposobu opisywania zmian zostaniemy przekeierowani do strony Wikipedii z opisem tychże skrótów, jednak strona ta wyświetla się w tym samym małym okienku. Uniemożliwia to powrócenie to opisu modyfikacji a jednocześnie uniemożliwia zapisanie dokonanej zmiany w danym artykule. Michał (dyskusja) 11:36, 5 lis 2013 (CET)"

https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Opinie#B.C5.82.C4.85d_w_okienku_opisu_zmian.

Ltrlg added a subscriber: Ltrlg.Apr 21 2015, 8:35 PM
Ricordisamoa added a subscriber: Ricordisamoa.

On a related note: There's also no edit summary in the diff view ("review you changes"), just a save button. This tempts users to save without leaving an edit summary.

Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptOct 4 2015, 10:06 PM
Elitre added a comment.Oct 6 2015, 5:43 PM

(Although they won't be able to do so if they enabled the warning that doesn't allow to save without providing an edit summary, as noted at de.wiki. )

Elitre added a comment.Oct 7 2015, 1:00 PM

(Aaand there's an exception for that. See T114857.)

@Sadads has suggested that the Tab key be used to switch between the article and the edit summary window.