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Provide a 'delete' button on focusable nodes in desktop
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Description

I tried to delete a template in VE. Not immediately knowing how to do it, I clicked the template, was presented with an "Edit" button, clicked it, and expected to find a way to completely remove the (maintenance) template. However, I found no way to do it. I tried:

  1. clicking the little trash icon before me -- it removed the template's paramter.
  2. clicking "show options" -- it showed an additional trashcan icon; I clicked it.
  3. now the template seemed to be empty, but I couldn't click "apply changes" (it was disabled).
  4. I gave up and switched to wikitext.

Later, someone else told me I should have just selected the template and hit "delete". This works, of course. But it wasn't intuitive for me. I am recording this as a usability issue.

Event Timeline

Ijon created this task.May 21 2015, 12:09 AM
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Aklapper renamed this task from can't delete template from edit dialog in VE to Hard to delete template from edit dialog in VE.May 21 2015, 9:46 AM
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Jdforrester-WMF renamed this task from Hard to delete template from edit dialog in VE to Provide a 'delete' button on focusable nodes in desktop.Aug 25 2015, 7:10 PM
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The delete button could be placed in the same manner that it currently is on tables.

Tables (with delete buttons)Templates (without)

Another person ran into this at an editathon (specifically, "clicking "show options" -- it showed an additional trashcan icon; I clicked it.", I believe).