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Visual Rich Editor and Mac (17 posts)

  1. bokinuk
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Not being a Mac user I got caught out when a user on my blog wasn't seeing the Visual Rich Editor. I even patiently wrote a How To (with pictures) on how to activate it ...

    Have subsequently learnt it's a bug in Safari. Searching through the forums before this gem of info came to the fore, quite a few posts on this topic had input from users saying what worked for them and what didn't.

    Could I ask all Mac users who use the Visual Rich Editor to please give some feedback here on what browser they're using and its version? Do you use the built in WordPress version or a plugin?

    Any other info you think is relevant here is appreciated.
    Thanks.

  2. loudestnoise
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    As far as I know, Safari has yet to be supported for the Rich Text Editor, because as you noted it does not work or comply with the necessities needed to run it. I can report success running it with either FireFox or Camino for Mac OS X. I'm sure the WP folks would like it to work with Safari but I believe they are waiting for the Safari (or WebKit) guys to get on the ball and fix the problems.

  3. Makki
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Ditto on the Safari thing however it does work fine in Flock browser aswell.

  4. bokinuk
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thks for the feedback.

    From this post the following work:
    FireFox - Mac OS X
    Camino - Mac OS X
    Flock

    From other posts in the forum:
    Shiira
    Opera

    One post said to ensure Firefox had javascript enabled - I guess that would be the case for all browsers. Anyone use IE ... ?

  5. bokinuk
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Had feedback from one of my blog authors regarding his experience of this issue:

    'I am using ‘Tiger’ Mac OS 10.4.7 the latest operating system with my PowerPC G4 Macintosh computer; and have installed these browsers:

    Camino v1.0.2 for Mac OS X– Displays both types of Toolbar ... ‘Visual Rich’ when selected in Profile, and the original when de-selected.
    Firefox v1.5.0.4 for Mac OS X- Does not display any Toolbar ... Neither ‘Visual Rich’ when selected, nor the original when de-selected!
    Internet Explorer v5.2.3 (for Mac) - Does not display ‘Visual Rich’ when selected in Profile, but displays the original toolbar when de-selected.
    Opera v9.00 for Mac OS X – Displays both types of Toolbar ... “Visual Rich’ when selected in Profile, and the original when de-selected.
    Safari v2.0.4(419.3) the Macintosh Browser - Does not display ‘Visual Rich’ when selected in Profile, but displays the original toolbar when de-selected.'

  6. blogtackular
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    All the following tests are under Mac OS 10.4.7

    Firefox 1.5.0.4 works fine with the visual rich.
    Safari 2.0.4 Does not work
    Shiira 1.2.2 Does not work
    Camino 1.0 Works just fine
    Opera 8.5.2 Works ok!

  7. bokinuk
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thks for the feedback blogtackular.

    Can you confirm if this is valid: For Firefox to work JavaScript must be enabled (Tools - Options - Content - Enable JavaScript).

    When you say 'Opera works ok' - does that mean it does, but not as good as the other browsers?

  8. blogtackular
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I just mean that Opera works the same... sorry!
    And yes, Javascript needs to be enabled in Firefox

  9. manstraw
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    safari is specifically disabled in the code as I recall reading elsewhere, because it's javascript isn't quite there, and actual crashes of the browser have resulted when attempting to use the visual editor. Having said that, I believe people have hacked it to work, and it seems fine most of the time to them. All I wanted to convey is that by design, safari support is disabled.

    it works in pretty much any other mac browser.

  10. bokinuk
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thks for the info :)

  11. bugsmi0
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I think the visual editor is awful in wp no matter what browser, it adds too many line breaks < br and </p automatically, thinking of disabling and just coding the dam page manually. Are there any other options other than the default editor ?

  12. Splutter
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    The Visual Rich Editor is working with OmniWeb 5.5.1 beta1.

  13. Splutter
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    ...well apart from the 'Link' buttons - oops!

  14. Splutter
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    wysiwyg editor seems to be working just fine with the new Webkit nightlies when spoofed to (say) Mozilla :)

  15. pi_pi
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm using Camino 1.0.4 & WP 2.1.2 & the visual editor doesn't show. Has anyone else had the problem?

  16. klein
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi,

    I dont get the rich editor to work with Firefox 2 on my mac. I have enabled the editor in the user options but still no joy.

    Should I stop trying?

  17. joel01
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    OmniWeb-5.5.4-v607.17
    Visual Rich Editor button bar is visible, however the blockquote and ordered/unordered list buttons do not work. All the other buttons seem to work though.

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