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How do I enable the VisualEditor on my account?

asked 2015-10-19 14:12:30 -0500

How do I enable the VisualEditor on my account?

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answered 2015-10-19 14:19:25 -0500

updated 2019-10-04 08:45:01 -0500

Wikipedia should have Visual Editor automatically enabled, however you may find yourself in source mode at some point and want to switch back to Visual Editor mode. There are two ways to go about this.

The first and most immediate way to switch modes would be to click on the pen icon on the top right corner of the edit screen.

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Clicking this will produce a drop down menu that gives you the option to switch between modes.

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The second way to change modes would be to enable both it and edit source via your preferences screen, following these instructions:

  1. Make sure you are logged into your Wikipedia account.
  2. Click on "preferences". image description
  3. Click on the "editing" tab. image description

  4. MAKE SURE "Temporarily disable the visual editor while it is in beta" is not checked.

  5. On the "Editing Mode" drop-down, you can select your editing mode as shown below. If you would prefer to have Visual Editor whenever possible, select that. You may also choose to select "Show me both editor tabs" so that when you load a Wikipedia article, you should see both the "edit" and "edit source" options.
  6. Click "save." Four dropdown items in "Editing Mode"
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