VisualEditor: "Options" item in the hamburger menu doesn't add any value
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From the feedback page on enwiki:

The first item in the Page options menu, “Options”, does EXACTLY what the second item, “Page settings”, does - it opens the dialog box with “Page settings” selected. Can this first, totally extraneous item, be removed from this menu? It just confuses things. -- John Broughton (♫♫) 20:30, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

Now *technically* it does do something subtly different: it opens the meta dialog at whichever page you most recently used, but if you haven't yet opened it during the current editing session that doesn't matter. It's also not a distinction that warrants having a separate tool IMO.


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Catrope created this task.Aug 13 2014, 12:43 AM

Change 153737 had a related patch set uploaded by Catrope:
Remove "Options" tool from hamburger menu

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/153737

Change 153737 abandoned by Jforrester:
Remove "Options" tool from hamburger menu

Reason:
Let's not do this for now.

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/153737

Jdforrester-WMF removed Catrope as the assignee of this task.Apr 17 2015, 5:54 PM

Change 153737 abandoned by Jforrester:
Remove "Options" tool from hamburger menu

Reason:
Let's not do this for now.

I was about to file the same thing. Why would we want to keep this (semi-)redundant item?