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Have the References list tool insert a general references list (99% action), rather than stopping to ask the user about which group to use
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Description

Current workflow:

  1. Place cursor.
  1. Insert > References list
  1. Click on the "Insert references list" button (because I almost never want to define the ref group).

Desired workflow:

  1. Place cursor.
  1. Insert > References list
  1. All done! I can go back and edit the existing References list (by selecting the ref list tag and going to Insert > References list) if I really need to.

Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement

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bz69727

Event Timeline

bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Needs Triage.Nov 22 2014, 3:42 AM
bzimport set Reference to bz69727.

Ummm... What? Why not?

Why not? "Because I almost never want to define the ref group". Every time I add <references />, I'm spending two seconds and an extra mouse click to bypass something that I might want to do in maybe one out of a thousand uses. That's a lot of extra time and clicking to *not* do something special.

Jdforrester-WMF renamed this task from VisualEditor: When inserting a References list, don't stop to ask me about groups to Have the References list tool insert a general references list (99% action), rather than stopping to ask the user about which group to use.Mar 5 2015, 9:39 PM
Jdforrester-WMF triaged this task as Normal priority.
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Jdforrester-WMF moved this task from To Triage to TR6: Visual diffs on the VisualEditor board.

For bonus points, you could keep the "What group do you want?" interruption if there is already a plain <references /> tag on the page. But I don't know what the costs are, and the benefit would be low.

matmarex claimed this task.Mar 12 2015, 6:39 PM

Change 196366 had a related patch set uploaded (by Bartosz Dziewoński):
Insert a new references list immediately, rather than showing a dialog

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/196366

Change 196366 merged by jenkins-bot:
Insert a new references list immediately, rather than showing a dialog

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/196366

Jdforrester-WMF moved this task from Blocked to Q4 on the VisualEditor board.Mar 18 2015, 2:29 AM
TheDJ awarded a token.Mar 23 2015, 6:45 PM