[wp-hackers] Revamping the Write Panel

Robert Deaton false.hopes at gmail.com
Thu Sep 14 20:00:09 GMT 2006

On 9/14/06, Ryan Boren <ryan at boren.nu> wrote:
> Robert Deaton wrote:
> > On 9/14/06, Craig <nuclearmoose at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Which causes me to wonder how many of those who DON'T turn it off even
> >> know
> >> that:
> >> B) They know HOW to turn it off and
> >
> > I still think more people would know they could turn it off if it was
> > under Options >> Writing. But that's just me, that, you know, thinks
> > putting Options under the Options menu makes sense.
> >
> Options->Writing requires admin privileges.  RTE is a personal
Fair enough.
> preference that anyone should be able to change.  That said, the
> personal prefs are rather hidden away in the profile.

That they are, but we still only have one. My other proposal from a
while back to fix this problem (and rid us of the dbx on the write
page) was to have a link from the Write page that lets users customize
their view. Sortof like sidebar widgets, users would individually
choose what boxes should be shown to the right of the editing area,
and which editor they would like to use. It'd let us keep all the drag
and drop goodness, but remove it from the Write page where it is a
hassle and an annoyance since state is not saved across browsers or
machines, whereas this new approach would be. I posed this before on
hackers, but never got much of a response, and so I'll open this as
another thread (hopefully this worked right) and see if we can get
some responses this time around.

--Robert Deaton

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