VisualEditor: Citation tool opens if you click the icon, but if you double-click the ref or press the return key, the Reference dialog opens instead
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Description

Intention:
Edit an existing citation.

Steps to Reproduce:

  1. Select an existing citation (one using a citation template).
  2. Press the return key to open it.
  3. That's odd, I'm in the Reference dialog. Exit.
  4. Re-select the citation.
  5. Double-click to open it.
  6. That's odd, I'm in the Reference dialog. Exit.
  7. Re-select the citation.
  8. Click the little cite-web icon. That opens the citation tool's simplified dialog.

This happens in both Safari and Firefox, so presumably everywhere.

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Once you're inside the Reference dialog, if you double-click the citation template, then it takes you to the Citation tool (rather than to the generic template tool). I don't know if that's intentional, but it's not obviously wrong.

In talking with Trevor this is going to take quite some time to fix, sadly.

(In reply to WhatamIdoing from comment #1)

Once you're inside the Reference dialog, if you double-click the citation
template, then it takes you to the Citation tool (rather than to the generic
template tool). I don't know if that's intentional, but it's not obviously
wrong.

It's intentional. :-)

As the citation experience overall has recently improved in leaps and bounds this is one of those issues that sticks out -- any chance we can chop it down soon?

(In reply to Erik Moeller from comment #3)

As the citation experience overall has recently improved in leaps and bounds
this is one of those issues that sticks out -- any chance we can chop it
down soon?

It's a non-trivial problem. We have some ideas for how to do this, but I need Trevor's brain, and he's been sick all week :(

Jdforrester-WMF lowered the priority of this task from High to Normal.Jan 15 2015, 12:29 AM
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@Jdforrester-WMF If that sounds reasonable to you, I'd like to see this resolved as part of the citations experience work that we're doing in Q3 - it's a UI niggle that can distract from an otherwise dramatically improved experience. Obviously not an issue if made obsolete by a new UI.

matmarex updated the task description. (Show Details)Jan 16 2015, 6:49 AM