Help:Edit toolbar

  • in compatible browsers, an edit toolbar can be automatically displayed with the edit box, provided that this has been set in the preferences. it appears automatically for editors who are not logged in. this functions partly as a typing aid and partly as a reminder of the available functions. all the functions are available simply by typing the code directly into the edit box (such as [[link]]) – this may be easier.

    the toolbar works with google chrome, firefox, internet explorer, microsoft edge, the mozilla suite/seamonkey, konqueror, safari and opera.

    in mozilla browsers, ie, and chrome you can format existing text by highlighting the text you want to format and clicking the relevant button on the toolbar. if you click a button without selecting any text, sample text will be inserted at the cursor's position (like so: bold text). in other browsers, clicking on the button presents an explanation for that feature. (pre-release 9.0 versions of opera browser also seem to support the advanced functionality.)

    the edit toolbar has a different appearance depending on personal preferences set at preferences → editing:

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In compatible browsers, an edit toolbar can be automatically displayed with the edit box, provided that this has been set in the preferences. It appears automatically for editors who are not logged in. This functions partly as a typing aid and partly as a reminder of the available functions. All the functions are available simply by typing the code directly into the edit box (such as [[link]]) – this may be easier.

The toolbar works with Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, the Mozilla Suite/SeaMonkey, Konqueror, Safari and Opera.

In Mozilla browsers, IE, and Chrome you can format existing text by highlighting the text you want to format and clicking the relevant button on the toolbar. If you click a button without selecting any text, sample text will be inserted at the cursor's position (like so: Bold text). In other browsers, clicking on the button presents an explanation for that feature. (Pre-release 9.0 versions of Opera browser also seem to support the advanced functionality.)

The Edit Toolbar has a different appearance depending on personal preferences set at Preferences → Editing:

Source editor

Enable the editing toolbar Enable wizards for links, formatting, tables, citations, and the search and replace function Toolbar
Off Off
On
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Standard toolbar
On Off RefToolbar 2.0a.png
Enhanced editing toolbar
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Enhanced editing toolbar with wizards

VisualEditor

If your toolbar looks like this:

0.8x

Then you are using the rich-text visual editor.