User talk:DuncanHill

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Please use edit summaries - if you do not then it is likely that your message will be reverted unread. If I messaged you on your talk page then it's easier if you reply there (I will have watchlisted it), rather than splitting the conversation between two pages.

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I'm not sure why the 2010 wikitext editor is loading slowly for you. That is an uncommon problem. So, would you try something out for me? I'd like to know if the 2017WTE works any better for you. Go to Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-betafeatures and choose the "New wikitext mode". I just checked, and pages will open in it with the green/black gadget enabled. Whether it's better or worse or about the same, just knowing how it behaves for you would be potentially useful information for me. (Please ping me.) Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 02:52, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

Whatamidoing (WMF) If I do that then the whole edit window loads very slowly with a progress bar, and I haven't got a clew how to actually edit when it is open. Had to switch it off in order to reply! DuncanHill (talk) 14:34, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
Are you on an older computer? If not, then I wonder whether mw:safemode would make things better for you. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 17:25, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
Whatamidoing (WMF) I don't know if I mentioned this before, but I am not a techy type. I don't write or debug code, so a page telling me how to debug code is not a lot of use. I just want a useable toolbar. DuncanHill (talk) 17:34, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
I am a techy type, but I'm over 45, and the new toolbars are just harder to see clearly. What's wrong with having clearly-identifiable buttons for each function in one place? And wouldn't that be easier for new users too? Anyway, Duncan, if you can let me know if/when they get an add-on working that doesn't require a ton of coding, I'd appreciate it very much. Thanks. - BilCat (talk) 22:39, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
BilCat - Not sure if you've seen this at Wikipedia:Village_pump_(technical)#Support_ends_for_the_2006_wikitext_editor - at the bottom of the thread is code to add to Special:MyPage/common.js.
mw.loader.load("/w/index.php?title=User:Writ_Keeper/Scripts/legacyToolbar.js&action=raw&ctype=text/javascript");
mw.loader.load("/w/index.php?title=User:Writ_Keeper/Scripts/legacyRefToolbar.js&action=raw&ctype=text/javascript");
It seems to work for me. DuncanHill (talk) 23:24, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
Someone else pointed that out to me, and I've installed it. Thanks so much for not giving up on the issue. -

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