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Wikipedia: The Missing Manual by John Broughton

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Editing

The Editing tab (Figure 20-9) lets you select from among 11 options that let you tweak how edit mode looks and feels. In general, you’ll rack up several dozen hours of editing before you feel the need to play with these settings.

This tab also lets you resize the edit box. Resizing the edit box makes sense if you have an extra-wide or extra-deep screen. On the other hand, if you’re constantly having to tab down to enter an edit summary and click “Show preview” and “Save page”, you might be willing to live with fewer rows visible and a bit more scrolling to get to the text you want.

These three editing options start out turned on, and most editors leave them that way. For example, it’s very handy to be able to click a link to edit an individual article section (). So are the editing toolbar, and the preview feature.

Figure 20-9. These three editing options start out turned on, and most editors leave them that way. For example, it’s very handy to be able to click a link to edit an individual article section (Editing Article Sections). So are the editing toolbar, and the preview feature.

Three of the editing tab options are initially turned on, and it’s good to leave them that way: “Enable section editing via [edit] links”, “Show edit toolbar (JavaScript)”, and “Show preview before edit box”.

The eight other options start out turned off. Whether you want to use them is up to you:

  • Enable section editing by right-clicking on section titles (JavaScript). If you’re one of those Windows fans who expect everything to be right-clickable, this one’s for you.

  • Edit pages on double click (JavaScript). This option is probably ...

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