Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Wikisource/Stick the toolbar in the page namespace

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Stick the toolbar in the page namespace

  • Problem: The page namespace could be compared to a word processor in editing mode and to a navigator in viewing mode. In both of them, the toolbar usually sticks to the top of the window. The behaviour is different in Wikisource where we have to scroll up to have access to a button and come back to see if the operation was performed in the text. Loosing focus on the text we are working on is annoying and unproductive.
  • Proposed solution: Harmonize the interface of the page namespace with what is found elsewhere on the market so that a direct access to the toolbar is always maintained while scrolling down the text.
  • Who would benefit: All the wikisource communities
  • More comments: The page namespace represents more than 90% of our contributions
  • Phabricator tickets:
  • Proposer: Denis Gagne52 (talk) 18:21, 20 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • This seems like it would already be fulfilled by Vector 2022 (skin with sticky header) and the 2017 wikitext editor. Although I guess the new wikitext editor doesn't support ProofreadPage at all... I would prefer to invest in the new wikitext editor however. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 16:02, 7 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]