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Open a More page, click on bottom link. This page shows help text at the bottom, but the first help link popup opens just TWikiVariables. It is not so clear what the user can do here. A line of help on the More page is very welcome too. -- AC

I assume you tried this in the Bugs web. Due to the hidden text area, this feature does not work. Note that any custom feature working on such topics will not work. This shows that the strategy of hiding the topic text is not a good idea. Using VIEW_TEMPLATE is a much better way of showing the topic without the text area.

If you try this in another web, I assume it is clear what is going on? A small explanation of this feature is in TWikiVariables. --TW

Note that you have also found a bug in the template as it launches the wrong help file. --TW

Could the help file have an anchor to the Setting Variables section?

I have a problem that the settings are not visible when editing the text. If you want to change a setting and click edit you cannot find them. You must remember that they are accessible through the More page. A recipe for usability troubles.

Instead we could make an extra settings field in the Edit page. Perhaps with a visibility toggle.

-- AC

The setting not being visible is the whole point of this feature. The settings do not belong in the white board text, but in meta data. I have many situations where I do not want to expose the application users to specific data kept in settings (from access control to what template to use). -- TW

Allright. But we can put a link to the preferences screen on the Edit screen. -- AC
Good idea --TW
AFAICT this is dealt with. Closing. CC

Summary TWiki:Codev.HiddenTopicSpecificSettings needs help text
ReportedBy ArthurClemens

AppliesTo Engine
Priority Normal
CurrentState Closed

Checkins 6063
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Topic revision: r9 - 2005-09-17 - CrawfordCurrie
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