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Opened 2 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#53496 closed feature request (reported-upstream)

Configuration switch to enable (bring back) direct external preview under main "Preview" button

Reported by: trejder's profile trejder Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 5.5
Component: Editor Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


tl;dr We definitely need a configuration option that will disable the "Preview" menu completely and make "Preview" --> "Preview in new tab" as default operation. Like in the old days.

I don't know who decided that past few years the "Preview" button will change from directly showing preview in an external tab into showing a menu, but I can say one thing -- it was a very, very wrong and counter productive decision.

The there modes of "Desktop", "Tablet" and "Mobile" does not work for me at all. They shows nothing. They only reduce actual post content width, which has nothing to do with how actual page will look like on give device, because these pseudo-preview modes does not take into account what will the actual theme do with the page. In other words -- I don't use them at all, I was forced into clicking Preview -> Preview in new tab about million of times since this feature was introduced and I am pretty sure that there are thousands, inf not millions of WP user who has the same problem.

Please, respect those of us that doesn't find these "Preview" menu items useful and give us a configuration option that will bring the old, years long working and good behaviour, where presing "Preview" was all that you need in order to actually preview your post.

Change History (2)

#1 @johnbillion
2 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Editor
  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to reported-upstream
  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Version changed from trunk to 5.5

Thanks for the report @trejder! This is being tracked already in the Gutenberg repo:

#2 @trejder
2 years ago

@johnbillion I have reported here, because the Preview button doesn't seems to have anything related with Gutenberg (it will work exactly the same when using TinyMCE or any other editor, right?).

Plus, any kind of "feature request" takes months, if not years in Gutenberg repo. And, as you can see, nothing was done since Aug 2020 to the linked issue (nearly a year).

But, if your internal guides says that "Preview" button belongs to Gutenberg then we are left with nothing else like waiting... forever... to have this done as a part of Gutenberg project. Thanks.

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