Summary: "my preferences" + "editing" | some options unclear
                    ... and unneeded?
           Product: Wikimedia
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: Normal
         Component: Site requests

1. Problem
2. Issue
3. Solution
4. Suggestion

Clicking on edit button on any wiki page sees a PHP file download to user.

2. ISSUE: 
user trying to edit page, not download PHP file.

Deselect options for following:

"Use external editor by default (for experts only, needs special settings on
your computer)"


"Use external diff by default (for experts only, needs special settings on your

I have been searching for the above solution for some time (years) and only
came across the solution when the wikimedia server crashed today and was asked
to report the error to #wikipedia channel. Thanks to user
Prodego for providing the solution, above.

I asked Prodego if there was a way to find out how many users might have the
same options selected and causing the same problem. She/he had only seen it
five or six times previously; confirmed that it was possible to find out how
many, but that it was unlikely to be answered in the IRC, before referring me
to WP:VPT which in turn led me here. No one on the channel knew what the edit
options were for. 

That the options above not be offered, if indeed there are a significant number
of editors who, mistakenly or otherwise, have selected them.

4.1 Alternatively, that the options be explained in plain English - happy to

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