Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#11277 assigned New Feature

Usability improvement: Allow adding anchor text when creating link

Reported by: benjamin melançon Owned by: Jakub Ś
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: UI : Dialogs Version: 4.0
Keywords: Cc:


Consider the usual workflow — typing along, and now you want to make a link. Until you have been re-trained by CKEditor, you are likely to press the link button, and now you have your URL— but no custom anchor text, and no way to create it, except by deleting the link, typing some text, selecting it, and now making pressing the link button (if you even know this is an option).

This could be alleviated simply by having a text box for the anchor text. If left blank we put in the URL as the anchor, as is done now. But if something is put in there (or what was there is edited) then that is used as the anchor text. So the proposed fix is to allow adding or editing anchor text when creating or editing a link, but the user's pain is mostly for new links i'm sure.

If this has a chance of going in i think i'd be able to make a patch. My end-users thank you for your consideration!

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by Jakub Ś

Keywords: link anchor anchor text removed
Status: newconfirmed
Version: 4.4 (GitHub - major)4.0

Basically you are asking for new filed in link dialog that will allow inserting text to be linked.

Currently editor allows only linking selected text (you have to type then select and link) but doesn't allow entering some text (in link dialog) to be linked when selection is collapsed.

Last edited 9 years ago by Jakub Ś (previous) (diff)

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by Jakub Ś

Owner: set to Jakub Ś
Status: confirmedassigned
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