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Item5044: want to start Tiny MCE editor in raw text mode instead of WYSIWYG mode

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The pickax button is great. I really like the feature.

However, wouldn't it be possible to have a way to start the editor in raw text mode instead of WYSIWYG mode?

I have hundreds of TWiki users who are used to raw text editing. I don't like to surprise those users by changing the Edit button's default behavior all of a sudden. At the same time, I'd like to provide an easy access to the WYSIWYG editing feature.

-- TWiki:Main.HideyoImazu

What about a checkbox "Start editing in Raw View" below the button "Create this topic"?

It is not a good solution as it will add more cruft for the other 99%. But it might be something for your particular installation.

-- TWiki:Main.ArthurClemens - 02 Dec 2007

To do this you'd have to (1) start the editor in WYSIWYG mode (2) switch to raw mode. Lots of screen flashing and red banners, lots of load on the server. Not keen. Wouldn't it be better just to modify the templates and swap over the "Raw Edit" and "Edit" buttons?

-- TWiki:Main.CrawfordCurrie - 04 Dec 2007

I like the original suggestion. What about having a switch so that a particular site or web can default to either (1) raw mode, (2) wysiwyg mode with no initial help screen (which is poorly designed, btw - is this a TinyMCE "feature" or a choice?), (3) wysisyg with that more-confusing-than-helpful help screen as at present. There are sites I'd run as (1) or (2) - none as (3). If it were just me, sure it's an easy mod to make by hand. But I'm guessing a large proportion of users won't like the current setup, so building in a switch for the choice would in the end be far more efficient than all of us tweaking by hand.

-- TWiki:Main.WhitBlauvelt - 04 Dec 2007

Not sure what you mean by:

  1. original suggestion
  2. no initial help screen (where did you see that?)

-- TWiki:Main.ArthurClemens - 04 Dec 2007

No action since there is no feedback

-- TWiki:Main.KennethLavrsen - 26 Jul 2008

Summary want to start Tiny MCE editor in raw text mode instead of WYSIWYG mode
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.HideyoImazu
Codebase ~twiki4
SVN Range TWiki-4.3.0, Sun, 25 Nov 2007, build 15790
AppliesTo Extension
Component TinyMCEPlugin
Priority Enhancement
CurrentState No Action Required
WaitingFor TWiki:Main.HideyoImazu

TargetRelease n/a

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Topic revision: r6 - 2008-07-26 - KennethLavrsen
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