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MATLAB Answers Wish-list #5 (and bug reports)

Asked by Rik
on 3 Jul 2019
Latest activity Commented on by darova
on 14 Aug 2019 at 21:55
This is the 5th installment of the wish-list and bug report thread.
This topic is the follow on to the first Wish-list for MATLAB Answer sections and second MATLAB Answers Wish-list #2 (and bug reports). The third started out as New design of the forum - grey on white and the fourth MATLAB Answers Wish-list #4 (and bug reports) is also growing so large it is slow to load and navigate.
Same idea as the previous ones: one wish (or bug report) per answer, so that people can vote their wishes.

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Answer by Image Analyst
on 3 Jul 2019

When we insert a hyperlink into Answers from chain link button tool on the tool ribbon, the focus/cursor is not in the "Display Text" or "Target URL" field. It should be in one of them, preferably the Target URL field because I have a link in the clipboard all ready to be pasted in and I'd like to do that as soon as possible. Save us a step and put the cursor in one of the edit fields.

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Jan
on 8 Jul 2019
When I press the icon for insterting a link in Firefox/Windows, I get a greyed out page only, but not any dialog. I have to click in the background and press escape to get control over the page again. Which browser is working better?
Jan: Interestingly, I do not encounter that problem on Firefox for Mac.
On the rare occasion that I do use the dialog, I've not encountered that problem either. Firefox on Windows (various FF versions on various computers with either win7 or win10).

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Answer by Image Analyst
on 3 Jul 2019

Firefox scrolling issue not fixed. I don't know if this happens in other browsers but if I go to comment or answer, the top of the edit box is off the top of the screen, so if I start typing immediately I can't see what I typed. I need to scroll down. It updates the screen with a nice sized edit box, but the top of it should not be above the viewable area.

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Rik
on 8 Jul 2019
Thanks, I thought something was crawling over my screen XD
I just panicked for a moment when I saw the comment with a bug crawling ;)
I'm not experiencing the scrolling off the top of the screen issue anymore. I think I've maybe updated Firefox since then. So maybe it was a Firefox issue that's been fixed. I'm now using Firefox version 68.0. I'll continue to see if the issue arises again.

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Answer by madhan ravi
on 8 Jul 2019

Whenever a text is edited by mobile [safari browser] , the click produces superfluous three letters " ltr " , which is really frustrating.

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Rik
on 8 Jul 2019
I think it is odd how untested this editor feels for mobile. They probably put hours into testing for mobile as well, but as an end-user it doesn't feel that way.
True ;), hope it gets fixed soon as well.

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Answer by Image Analyst
on 13 Jul 2019

In Firefox v67, if you click on the m-file attached to a question, it offers to open it in MATLAB. But if I say to open it in MATLAB, it opens a new instance of MATLAB instead of using the existing, already open instance. Plus to make things worse, it does not even open the m-file at all. It just launches MATLAB with all your old m-files open.

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This is not happening for me on Mac.
It does however set the current folder to the temporary folder where the m-file gets downloaded to, however it doesn't go so far as to actually open the file in an editor window.

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Answer by Rik
on 8 Jul 2019

Editor support on mobile seems not fully tested. (I'm using Android 9 (Lineage OS), with Chrome as browser and Swiftkey as the keyboard)
This morning I tried editing an answer, but I got the new editor, which meant I couldn't select text and click the code button. When posting a comment I suddenly got the workaround (the old style editor with a preview window).
I tried setting the browser to desktop mode, but then all the admin tools disappeared, so I couldn't edit the answer anymore.

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The old style editor can be used for new content and for editing content that was created before the new style editor was turned on.
Rik
on 8 Jul 2019
Hmm. I can understand the compatibility-issues this would prevent, but it is still something that is waiting for a more optimal solution.
The current implementation was implemented as a workaround for the fact that the new editor was completely unusable on mobiles. It's certainly not supposed to be like that but until the new editor actually works on mobiles that's what we're stuck with.

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Answer by Rik
on 24 Jul 2019 at 21:35

Maybe this idea has been suggested before, but maybe it would be good to have a down vote button. I sometimes see answers of questionable quality, where I don't know where to start to explain why it is such a bad idea. I don't think they should be outright deleted, and a flag doesn't really seem the solution either.
Is this something that I will just have to learn to deal with? Or is there some feature that would solve this?
(obviously I will not link to any recent examples, but you could look up some of my embarrassing first answers)

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If I recall correctly we decided against downvotes early on, feeling that it would be better to comment or to post better answers (that might include material showing that the alternative would not work)

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Answer by darova
on 14 Aug 2019 at 11:18

I want a button for spoiler
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Can't believe there is no such option on this forum

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Rik
on 14 Aug 2019 at 12:42
Automatically collapsing code blocks that contain more than 10 lines or so might indeed be a useful thing. I would argue against something like that being user-controlable because than we get the scenario Guillaume is describing.
Image Analyst
on 14 Aug 2019 at 20:44
It might be used for homework answers where you give a hint first, then the hidden spoiler below it. However I don't see any student who would just take the hint and not reveal the answer hidden by the spoiler button.
Or maybe for riddles/jokes??
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darova
on 14 Aug 2019 at 21:55
Can someone please vote for my answer?

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