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Faster access to file names in Media Viewer
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As an editor, I can quickly copy and paste the full file name (with suffix), so that I can use that file in an article without extra clicks.

Acceptance Criteria

  • The complete filename (with extension) is shown at the metadata panel just below the license.
  • The user should be able to select and copy the text.
  • (Optional) We may consider select the whole text when clicking or double clicking since the default behaviour may leave the extension unselected. Marked as optional since we need to be cautious when overriding default behaviours.

Note: this is a frequent user request on Media Viewer and RfC talk pages, which could help address editor concerns that this tool is interfering with their workflows.

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MingleTerminator raised the priority of this task from to High.Dec 8 2014, 6:20 PM
In mingle on 2014-07-29 at 14:44:58, @Gilles wrote:

I don't understand where this is supposed to be. The title shown in the panel isn't the filename.

In mingle on 2014-07-29 at 14:45:55, @Gilles wrote:

Nevermind, it is.

In mingle on 2014-07-31 at 22:01:39, @MarkTraceur wrote:

Pau - we're wondering what would be a good alternative to this; we don't have a good way of putting the full file page name in the existing title place, maybe you have a better idea?

In mingle on 2014-09-29 at 08:55:27, @Pginer-WMF wrote:

I updated the card to include the filename on the "share" panel considering that (a) there won't be below the fold area, and (b) the purpose seems close to "share" (although we need to talk with some users to confirm that).

In mingle on 2014-10-29 at 16:26:58, @Fabrice_Florin wrote:

Since we are keeping the metadata panel, should we consider putting it there instead? This doesn't require an extra click, which will make advanced users happier.

In mingle on 2014-10-31 at 09:30:22, @Pginer-WMF wrote:

Yes, also considering the numbers of metadata panel open (159k) vs. share panel (23k), I think it seems reasonable to start by adding it in the panel. The tests we made showed users able to recognise the icon there.

On future testing we can check the hypothesis of it being useful mainly when sharing/embedding (which would it make more useful to put it in that context).