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Posted by 452

Does anyone at all on the Saints Row Wiki care whether the new Syntax Highlighting is switched off?

As I mentioned in my last post, on March 9th, when I had Syntax Highlighting turned on, there was supposed to have been an option added to Special:Preferences to turn off highlighting, but the option they have added only turns it off for articles, and not for JS and CSS pages.

I only volunteered to test it here because I thought they would add the ability to fully turn it off.

As the primary editor of this wiki's JS and CSS pages, this extension is hampering my ability to edit JS and CSS for multiple reasons, and is introducing mistakes in my edits - it is not good for the Wiki if I cannot edit JS and CSS efficiently.

  • Is anyone here benefiting from Syntax Highlighting?
  • Will you miss Syntax Highlighting if it is turned off temporarily? (Until they fix the preference so that each user has the ability to fully turn it off for themselves)

452, 2015-03-27T17:45:12Z (last edited: 452, 2016-08-02T01:01:43Z)

If you could provide a screenshot, it would help. I'd rather we keep it on in case of Anon's or certain users.
Six18, 2015-03-28T16:41:33Z
A screenshot of what?
  • Do you benefit from Syntax Highlighting?
  • Will you miss Syntax Highlighting if it is turned off temporarily? (Until they fix the preference so that each user has the ability to fully turn it off for themselves)
Incidentally, you are a person who has been affected by my ability to not edit JS efficiently.
Remember when you were being impatient over how long it was taking me to add the star to your user page? That's because I was having difficulty editing the JS page due to problems with the highlighting helper.
452, 2015-03-28T17:06:31Z (last edited: 452, 2015-03-28T17:20:06Z)
The star thing was a joke but i appriciate you doing it. What is Syntax highlighting in general? When I asked about the screenshot, I was asking for one of what it looks like/is like.
EDIT: I've googled it, nope. I wouldn't be affected, don't code HTML so doesn't concern me.
Six18, 2015-03-28T18:23:23Z (last edited: Six18, 2015-03-28T18:24:27Z)
After passing along the lack of responses here to Wikia Staff, they have agreed to disable Syntax Highlighting here while they "look into adding the CSS/JS user preference."
452, 2015-04-08T19:19:15Z
I just made my first edit to MediaWiki:Common.css since Syntax Highlighting has been disabled, and it was great that I was able to press ctrl-f and search immediately without having to click in the custom Syntax Highlighting edit area first to ensure I was using the custom Syntax Highlighting search function.
Hopefully Wikia Staff will soon add an user preference to disable it so that it can be available for anyone who does want to use it.
452, 2015-04-09T18:35:04Z (last edited: 452, 2015-04-09T18:38:47Z)
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