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View it! beta testing - September update & call for response[edit]

View it! Tool
View it! Tool Beta Testing Sept. 2022

Thank you for signing up to be a beta tester! We appreciate your interest and assistance with the development of View it!. Please install the beta script and start to see the results that View it! pulls. Our intention is to check in periodically and occasionally ask questions related to the current stages of development. However, please feel free to leave messages on the Discussion page at any time with comments or questions you have. To respond to the questions below, please visit the Discussion page's September response section. Thank you again!

Current questions:

  • You can view our test version with expanded search features at Please compare these search options with the existing default (which relies on a "custommatch"-based search query that combines "depicts" results and top-level category membership).
    1. What default behavior would you prefer when clicking the tool from the user script? (ex. "custommatch" vs. just P180, or something else)
    2. What are your opinions on which features to integrate from the Toolforge test and how? We are wondering if you like all of the existing ones, or not, or want others, if these are overkill and overcomplicate the search interface, if you'd rather see advanced search on a separate page, etc.
  • We are also thinking about the buttons and click behavior on the existing user script design.
    1. The View it! button currently exists in the top tab bar, next to "Talk". Do you prefer this placement, or another option (such as the leftmost sidebar, or another location).
    2. The button currently uses "View" in English. Do you have opinions on use of this wording? Is there another suggestion you prefer (such as "Images", "Media", etc.). Would you like an icon or not?
    3. When clicking on the tab from a wiki project, do you want Toolforge to open in the same browser tab or a new tab? When clicking an image within the Toolforge tool, do you want the Commons file page to open in that same browser tab or in a new tab?
  • If you have other feedback on any other aspect, please let us know! We are also happy to hear ideas about future development, such as planned editor tools.

-- JamieF (talk) 21:30, 11 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

View it! has been expanded and will have an official launch demo session Jan. 12th[edit]

Goat View it! results
View it! Tool update Jan. 2023

Big news, View it! users! Over the last two months, View it! has been expanded to two versions. Our new full version shows images within the wiki content page, and the "View" tab displays a gallery of images without leaving the site you are on, as you can see at right. We have rebranded the original version, which utilizes the "View" tab to link to our Toolforge search results, to "Lite". We invite you to switch to full version and try it out! Major changes:

  • The full version includes an image carousel on each content page (at the top, under the article navigation buttons) which can be expanded for pagination.
  • You may notice the "View" button has moved to between the "Read" and "Edit" buttons - the View button is in the same place for both versions and we felt this was a better placement for editors.
  • In full version, clicking the "View" tab will take you to a full-screen gallery.

Action to take

Thank you for being a part of the View it! journey and please join us for the launch on January 12th!

As a reminder, you can view details about how to install the View it! user script or use the Toolforge tool on our meta page. Please use the talk page to contact us with comments or issues.

JamieF (talk) 02:52, 9 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]