VisualEditor: Beta warning should say that you can switch to wikitext without unsaved changes being lost
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When you open VisualEditor for the first time, you get a message that says you can switch to wikitext, but that unsaved changes will be lost:

"You can keep using the wikitext editor by clicking the "Edit source" tab instead – unsaved changes will be lost."

This is not always true, since (currently for non-Firefox users) it is possible to switch to wikitext using the new menu item without losing any changes.

Reproducible: Always

Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement
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bzimport set Reference to bz57699.
Whatamidoing-WMF created this task.Via LegacyNov 28 2013, 2:02 AM
Elitre added a comment.Via ConduitJan 7 2014, 9:00 AM

Any message of the interface can be changed locally in the MediaWiki namespace, so anybody can fix that. But the message only refers to the Edit source main tab, so it is always true that if you click that your changes will be lost.

Elitre added a comment.Via ConduitJan 7 2014, 9:06 AM

(BTW the switch option is now working with any browser AFAIK, or at least it is with FF.)

Elitre added a comment.Via ConduitMar 4 2014, 12:27 PM

(Actually, it's still broken for IPs.)

Elitre added a comment.Via ConduitMay 7 2014, 11:34 AM

The switch option appears to be currently working for IPs as well.

Krenair added a comment.Via ConduitMay 16 2014, 12:41 AM

I uploaded Gerrit change 133639 for this

gerritbot added a comment.Via ConduitMay 19 2014, 6:24 PM

Change 133639 merged by jenkins-bot:
Update beta warning to refer to 'Switch to source editing'

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