Talk:WMDE Technical Wishes/VisualEditor template dialog improvements

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Looks great![edit]

I'm excited to see these improvements implemented! I think they'll help a lot, and make VE a more appealing way to edit. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 23:31, 29 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Sdkb: Thank you very much for this motivating feedback! I have passed it on to the team. Best --Timur Vorkul (WMDE) (talk) 10:51, 31 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Cursor focus[edit]

Tracked in Phabricator:
task T292980

I'm having problems with cursor focus. For example, to add Template:Tracked, I need to press Tab +Tab to get my cursor into the correct location to fill in the main parameter.

Inside Flow/Structured Discussions, I need to press Tab +Tab to be able to type the name of the template, and then I need to press Tab +Tab to fill in the parameter. This is new, probably late August or the first part of September. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 18:43, 29 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Whatamidoing (WMF): Thanks for pointing this out. Just to be sure, you're describing the current behavior in the VE template dialog, correct? -- Best, Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (talk) 10:54, 11 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, that's what's happening now. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 17:02, 12 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Whatamidoing (WMF): Thank you. I have filed a ticket so we can have a look at this. -- Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (talk) 08:16, 13 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 22:31, 19 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Editing a template vs the article[edit]

Hello, @Johanna Strodt (WMDE). I filed this bug report, and I think it might be something that you want to look at. Editing templates isn't going to be easy if you think that the "edit" button on the template box is about editing the rest of the article. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 19:07, 8 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks a lot, @Whatamidoing (WMF): I've added your request to our work board, so the team will have a look at it. -- Best, Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (talk) 13:59, 10 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks! Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 19:55, 10 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Related feature request – display when many aliases are present[edit]

Please see task T180542, which seems related to these potential improvements. Jonesey95 (talk) 21:31, 22 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Jonesey95: Thank you for reaching out. In fact, the template dialog in the Visual Editor was made larger overall and the new design might make the mentioned problem in the Phabricator ticket go away. It would be interesting to know your opinion if you recreate the situation in the Visual Editor now after deployment. You can try out the changes on one of the small default wikis or on enwiki.beta. --Timur Vorkul (WMDE) (talk) 11:58, 26 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Bad and very impressive[edit]

Hello, i don't really like the new version of editor template... It looks very big and very impressive, it took all the place of my screen and i prefer something minimalist like it was before... Datsofelija (talk) 10:44, 25 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Datsofelija: Thanks for your feedback, I've passed it on the team. It’s unfortunate you don’t like the new size of the dialog. The research has indicated that the window size is insufficient for the complexity of the work and the amount of information it must contain. The larger size is also due to the new sidebar, which was introduced to clearly display all parameters. Best, Timur Vorkul (WMDE) (talk) 13:34, 30 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Majuscule pour les nome de modèles[edit]

Bonjour @Johanna Strodt (WMDE) and Timur Vorkul (WMDE):

J’apprécie énormément la nouvelle interface pour insérer un modèle. Le fait de ne pas devoir recopier du code, et de comprendre l'utilisation, sans passer par la documentation, est un vrai plus pour l’accessibilité de notre encyclopédie. J’ai cependant trouvé une incohérence dans les majuscules de noms de paramètres. On met quasiment toujours une majuscule pour un alias, mais lorsqu'un modèle n'en a pas, il apparaît sans majuscule, ce qui est peu cohérent.

Je pense que dans le cadre de votre travail, vous pourriez très rapidement corriger cette erreur de rendu. Jetez y donc un œil : Merci encore pour tout, et au plaisir de voir Wikipédie continuer à s'améliorer ! -- Nemo Discuter 22:44, 27 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Nemo Le Poisson: Merci beaucoup pour ce feedback aimable et généreux. Je l'ai passé à l'équipe, qui en a été très heureus(e). Tu as probablement déjà vu la réponse de Thiemo sur le Phabricator Ticket. Je suis désolé que nous ne puissions pas donner une réponse satisfaisante.