Talk:WMF UX Improvement Effort

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Call for Feedback

Please give us feedback on Kiwix! There are multiple ways to contribute feedback, depending on your preferences:

  1. Right here on the talk page below (set up a user account, go to the section of this page with your operating system, click "edit", and add your comments!)
  2. Go to Kiwix bug page on Sourceforge and file a bug
  3. Email with notes (positive or negative!)

Thanks for your help in improving this product!



  • It would be great if users who wanted to give feedback could either edit it here OR send a mail. Perhaps kiwix-feedback@ ? Tomasz 04:06, 18 August 2011 (CEST)
I have created pointing to ML (private) where you, Jessie and me are there as reader. Kelson 21:24, 18 August 2011 (CEST)



  • Files that have been deleted on disk still show up in content manager. Perhaps we can grey these out or remove them all together?
  • remove them all together would be great!! Jwild 03:54, 18 August 2011 (CEST)
  • for pages with italicized titles, the tab titles render strangely (for example, The Lion King = " The Lion King") Jwild 03:54, 18 August 2011 (CEST)
I can not reproduce the problem, here is the issue. What is the file you use exactly? Here is was I get : Kelson 21:52, 18 August 2011 (CEST)
I added a note to the sourceforge bug that I filed awhile ago which contains the picture and the information. I am using Kiwix 0.9 beta 2 with th en wikipedia 0.8. Jwild 03:03, 19 August 2011 (CEST)
I understand now. The problem is that you use a dev. version of the WP1 0.8 ZIM. This bug was already fixed many months ago and is in the ZIM builder script, not in Kiwix. Kelson 08:00, 19 August 2011 (CEST)
  • Is it possible to add the keyboard shortcuts to close tabs (CTRL+W) and navigate between tabs (CTRL+Page Up or CTRL+Page Down)? Jwild 03:54, 18 August 2011 (CEST)
I can also not reproduce that problem, CTRL+w (close current tab) and CTRL+W (close all tabs) were implemented in beta2 and work for me. Il will implement the other shortcuts. Kelson 21:57, 18 August 2011 (CEST)
ok, I went through and tested and closes sometimes but not consistently (nor often). For example, if I have 3 tabs open and press CTRL+W (close all tabs), it asks if I want to do that. If I press "No", then I cannot use "CTRL+W" again if those same 3 tabs are open (if I open a 4th, then it will register that request again). For the CTRL+w: if I open three tabs in a row, then move back to one of the previous tabs (1st or 2nd), I cannot use the shortcut on any tab.Jwild 03:03, 19 August 2011 (CEST)
  • Start a content manager download. Then go to "My library" and delete a file. You'll notice that your download has stopped. We should keep downloading it in the background regardless of what i'm doing. Tomasz 19:22, 18 August 2011 (CEST)


  • Great that I have the option of closing any of the tabs that I have open (was not the case in Beta1)! Jwild 03:54, 18 August 2011 (CEST)
  • Love the new images showing up in the "Get New Files" library Jwild 03:54, 18 August 2011 (CEST)


  • When a download finishes a window pops up that says "Download finished" .. followed by a second line of text saying the exact same thing.
  • Opening an openZim file after Kiwix is already running causes a second window to load. The second window looks great and its content manager is correct. But the primary window does not have the newly opened collection leading to confusion.
  • Logoes or figures do not show up for some libraries in the library content manager.
  • Tab buttons can be made the same as in Firefox 5 or 6, which looks much better.