VisualEditor: Wikitext insertion warning needs to be more visible
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The wikitext insertion warning now works, and is visible regardless of the position of the user on the page.

However, its color scheme is the same as other regular, confirmation-type notifications like "you've added this page to your watchlist".

Wikitext insertion is an actual problem, rather than "just" a confirmation or feedback notification. We need it to be more visible, possibly by using a different color scheme. Maybe not a big red blinking bubble, but something more noticeable than a white bubble with a light blue border.

Version: unspecified
Severity: normal

bzimport added a project: VisualEditor-MediaWiki.Via ConduitNov 22 2014, 2:03 AM
bzimport set Reference to bz52264.
gpaumier created this task.Via LegacyJul 30 2013, 7:24 AM
Ltrlg added a comment.Via ConduitJul 31 2013, 9:43 AM

Maybe closest to the mouse would be better. If someone edits at the bottom of the displayed content with a large screen, I’m not sure he will see the warning, too far.

Jdforrester-WMF added a comment.Via ConduitNov 25 2013, 4:25 PM

WONTFIX. It's currently blocking save, doesn't disappear until clicked, and in the standard place for interactive notifications in MediaWiki; moving these around for the mouse (or cursor) could get very ugly and confusing, and the advantage isn't so significant that it's worth doing.

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