Opening up either editor will always show this notice. There should be a cookie that check if the notice has been dismissed and if it is dismissed, it should only appear again after a period of time or it should never show again.
I tested this just now, couldn't reproduce on my test wiki but I only installed VE without the ability to switch from each editor. Should I install the rest of the required components for VE?
Hello, I am new here and would like to first say thank you for the above and beyond, beautiful services.
And on the IRC I was wncouraged to add this detail:
- click "Edit source" (dismiss the box)
- click "Show Preview" at the bottom of the page (new page loads, box returns)
When it shows up the second time, it's very confusing (at least to me).
Because this displays over top of the preview portion (which is above the source editor), my brain thinks that "visual" is the correct choice. But it's a trick!
Because if you click "Switch to visual editing" you get another dialogue box:
Switch to visual editing?
You are switching to visual editing. Do you want to continue?
[Discard my changes and switch]
Since as far as I know, saving and re opening for editing is the only way to make sure you don't lose all work, I am doing this all the time. It is very, very obnoxious.
Also, by way of a workaround I tried to hide it with uBlock Origin. It didn't work but probably someone who knows how to use it better than I do could figure it out.
I believe this issue is to do with our frequent downtime/slow loading.
Based on what i found, VisualEditor saves using the API so that it remembers not to show you the prompt next time. But if the API is slow/503's/timesout then it won't save and you'll have it shown to you again.