As of yesterday, a new image uploader has been introduced. This new uploader, while fitting in with the principles of responsive design, is causing quite a few glitches in a lot of different platforms. In the hours since it was rolled out, there have been two documented cases of it not working at all in certain platforms. (Both those links refer to the same platform, but the presence of a duplicate indicates how widespread it is.) Additionally, the "link from web" option is non-intuitive, doesn't work at all on Internet Explorer 11, and currently suffers from a focus bug in Chrome and Edge.

While these bugs are being sorted out, I think there should be a way to temporarily revert to the old upload UI. Since it's intended for responsive design, I suggest that if the user chooses to disable responsiveness, the old upload UI be shown instead (since responsiveness isn't important if it's disabled).


Focus bug should be fixed; just needs a bit of copy to make it more obvious.

Bugs with Safari should also be fixable, though I have no access to Safari so can only guess at what's happening there.

In general, the ideal outcome here is to fix bugs, not sweep them under the rug. The exception is probably IE11 - that works to a degree, but not sure how much time it's worth spending on improving that. Probably not much.

If something crops up that's absolutely catastrophic and can't be fixed in a reasonable amount of time... Then it's still possible to disable the new UI and roll back to the old one. Per-site, or everywhere. But that's not a great solution to... anything, really: the best outcome will always be to fix problems. So, let's do that.

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    Some people are forced to use IE11 in their workplace. Windows 10 LTSB has Edge disabled intentionally, and I occasionally use a Windows RT tablet. So I believe IE11 support is important. – Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog Nov 1 '18 at 1:25
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    And I guess some others may file bugs saying that "it no longer works in [obscure browser]". They should have the option of switching back to it. – Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog Nov 1 '18 at 1:26
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    @SonictheAnonymousHedgehog Unless [obscure browser] is officially supported, SE does not promise a seamlessly-working image uploader. – NobodyNada - Reinstate Monica Nov 1 '18 at 1:32
  • So is the bug report I filed for IE11, a supported browser, declined? Is fixing the image uploader there not something that's going to be done? – Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog Nov 1 '18 at 1:34
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    IE11 shouldn't be supported. The last two versions of Microsoft's browser are Edge and Edge (which was preceded by Edge). IE11 is at least four versions ago. – Jeremy Banks Nov 1 '18 at 2:12
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    Well, fixing that "focus bug" will hopefully take less than the usual 6-8 months. (Sorry for weird edit, started by saying something else, edited only part) – Shadow Wizard is Ear For You Nov 1 '18 at 7:55
  • @SonictheAnonymousHedgehog IE11 is still supported, but I can’t speak for the team regarding when (if ever) they’ll get around to fixing the bug. – NobodyNada - Reinstate Monica Nov 2 '18 at 17:46

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