Wikivoyage talk:User preferences help

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Signature Question[edit]

Swept in from the pub:

I've noticed that some users have a special signature that automatically displays a "talk" link after their username. Looking at the code for this signature it looks something like this:

[[User:(WT-en) Cacahuate|(WT-en) <font color="green">cacahuate</font>]] <sup><small>[[User talk:(WT-en) Cacahuate|<font color="blue">talk</font>]]</small></sup> 12:16, 5 August 2008 (EDT)

It creates something that looks like this: (WT-en) cacahuate talk 12:16, 5 August 2008 (EDT)

I've been using the regular signature formatting, but I'd like to be able to put this talk link directly next to my there a way to do this automatically?

I have been searching the help and the pub archives for this answer but to no avail...please help, thanks! --(WT-en) Huckabmm 00:43, 9 August 2008 (EDT)

Yes! You do it in your preferences... under "profile", make sure that "raw signature" box is checked, then you enter the signature you would like in the "nickname" section... experiment until you find something you like. After you save, then just type your signature as you normally would, using 4 tildes (~~~~) and it will spit out your new signature  :) – (WT-en) cacahuate talk 02:47, 9 August 2008 (EDT)
Thanks so much! That worked perfectly! --(WT-en) Matt Talk 11:06, 9 August 2008 (EDT)

Watch and unwatch pages[edit]

Swept in from the pub:

Is there any way we can toggle the tab between "watch" and "unwatch" to show clearly whether or not a page is on our watchlist? And does the action really need a confirmation? It would speed things up if it didn't. --(WT-en) SaxonWarrior 16:01, 6 May 2011 (EDT)

Technical changes such as that would require intervention from the corporate overlords, who tend to not be very responsive. In this particular case Wikivoyage's caching architecture would make implementing the more standard Mediawiki behavior problematic since the tabs are initialized by Javascript in order to lessen server load. -- (WT-en) Ryan • (talk) • 16:13, 6 May 2011 (EDT)
Hmm, shame. Also when you "ok" watching a page it says "If you want to remove the page from your watchlist later, click "Unwatch" in the sidebar." But there is no unwatch tab anywhere let alone in the sidebar... Slightly confusing. --(WT-en) SaxonWarrior 16:41, 7 May 2011 (EDT)
That, at least, we should be able to change, if we can find the right page in the MediaWiki: namespace. (WT-en) LtPowers 21:44, 7 May 2011 (EDT)
Sounds a bit technical but.... cool! --(WT-en) SaxonWarrior 06:30, 8 May 2011 (EDT)

Right-click & copy section headings[edit]

Swept in from the pub

With the move to WMF, there's been some Mediawiki software change causing one annoying problem...right-clicking a section heading (any part, not merely "edit") brings up the edit box/page. The reason this is annoying is that it makes it more difficult when making inter-wiki links directly to a section. Say for example, I want to create a link to this section on some talk page. Like this: "This issue was brought [[Wikivoyage:Travellers' pub#Right-click & copy section headings|here]] in the pub." Since the link will only work if the section is spelled/capitalized/punctuated exactly the same, it's much easier to copy & paste the section heading. As mentioned, you can't highlight, right-click, and select "copy"...after right-clicking, I'm led to the edit box. Instead, there are two options: manually type the section name (time-consuming) or always be led to the edit box (somewhat annoying). Is there any particular reason for this? If not, can someone raise this issue in the right place to get it changed, please? AHeneen (talk) 08:33, 27 December 2012 (UTC)

It works fine for me: right-clicking is merely right-clicking. The problem is in your browser, I guess. Can you use Ctrl-C instead of right-clicking? --Alexander (talk) 11:27, 27 December 2012 (UTC)
You should go to Preferences/Editing and untick 'Enable section editing by right clicking on section titles'. Ruslik (talk) 19:27, 27 December 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! That fixed the problem. To clarify for everyone, click "Preferences", choose "Editing" tab, and under Advanced options unclick "Enable section editing by right clicking on section titles (requires JavaScript)". AHeneen (talk) 00:50, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

Global preferences are available[edit]

Swept in from the pub

19:19, 10 July 2018 (UTC)

Pro tip: go to Special:GlobalPreferences and tick the box for your favorite language. Then, whenever you visit another Wikivoyage or Wikipedia, the software buttons will all be labeled in your favorite language. WhatamIdoing (talk) 00:21, 11 July 2018 (UTC)