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On-article caption should be visible without scrolling when browsing images with MultimediaViewer
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(Bug report coming from the French-language Wikipedia.)

MultimediaViewer allows to browse through all images from, say, a Wikipedia article.

When doing so, the only information displayed without scrolling down are the file title (often cryptic or unhelpful), author and license − nothing which would help at a glance to understand the relevance of the image to the article.

Users feel this hinders the usefulness of the browse feature (and of all MMV) from an encyclopedic perspective.

These users recommend that the caption used in the article, which is displayed under the scroll, should be visible right away.

I guess this would be challenging UI-wise as said caption can be super-long.

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Severity: normal
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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Needs Triage.Nov 22 2014, 3:19 AM
bzimport added projects: MediaViewer, Design.
bzimport set Reference to bz64132.
bzimport added a subscriber: Unknown Object (MLST).

I believe this is fixed in the latest (or older) iteration of MediaViewer, deployed on Wikimedia sites.

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Gilles triaged this task as Unbreak Now! priority.Dec 4 2014, 10:11 AM
Gilles moved this task from Untriaged to Done on the Multimedia board.
Gilles lowered the priority of this task from Unbreak Now! to Needs Triage.Dec 4 2014, 11:23 AM