Community Wishlist Survey 2021/Mobile and apps/Table of contents anchoring

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Random proposal◄ Mobile and apps  The survey has concluded. Here are the results!

Table of contents anchoring

  • Problem: In mobile versions (and desktop versions), if you want to access the table of contents bar, it is quite hard.
  • Who would benefit: Readers.
  • Proposed solution: Implement a TOC quick access button at pages that have Table of Contents. This can be done across mobile and desktop, where if the TOC is inaccessable at page location (at desktop), a button appears, where when clicked, shows the table of contents as a popup box.
  • More comments: This have been achieved across various methods that hijack the magic word __TOC__ to be put into a <html> tag. However, this workaround requires user scripts, and is definitely not anything that can be called accessability. This should be considered as an accessability tool.
  • Phabricator tickets:
  • Proposer: 1233 T / C 10:27, 22 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Will help many people. Maybe you could have a sidebar/dropdown like on the Wikipedia mobile app. Seemplez (talk) 12:21, 7 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Hey @1233: thanks for the proposal! Regarding the desktop part, this wish could be granted as a part of the Desktop Improvements project. Therefore, this part doesn't need to be voted upon. Would it be acceptable for you if I moved this wish to the Mobile and apps category? SGrabarczuk (WMF) (talk) 19:03, 7 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Sure, whatever if possible. (Also note: if it is at Desktop improvement, it seems possible to fill up the blank space at the right. --1233 T / C 02:08, 8 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • very important. Do not forget to add, the function: value transfer. In the mobile version, the option does not exist, it is very lacking. Thanks, and at night if there are any disruptions, I translated using Google Translate. לבלוב (talk) 09:36, 10 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]