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Hello, I am trying to edit with ID per the video instructions. However when I click on this, it goes to Potlatch. Please help!

asked 29 Apr '15, 21:04

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edited 29 Apr '15, 21:39

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Which video instructions were you following? Perhaps it might be possible to add a comment to that saying "if you're using IE, you won't get iD"?

(30 Apr '15, 08:52) SomeoneElse ♦

@SomeoneElse: in fact I think the interface on should tell this to IE users. E.g. a popup "your default editor setting is "iD" but we cannot start it because you are using an unsupported browser (Internet Explorer), use another browser (Chrome/Chromium, Firefox, Safari, Opera, …) if you want to use iD. As a replacement we will try to start "Potlatch 2" now. [OK]

(30 Apr '15, 12:54) aseerel4c26 ♦

@aseerel4c26 that's not something that's going to change as a result of a help question comment :)

One problem is that many people won't have explicitly chosen iD as their default; it'll have been chosen for them when they sign up. Note that this has previously been discussed at .

(30 Apr '15, 12:59) SomeoneElse ♦

@SomeoneElse: oh, really? :-P I do not use github as a matter of principle, so … and I nearly guessed that it is intentionally or that just no one likes to program it. Thanks for the issue link!

Yes, I know that most did not set it as default themselves - but they could really change the default to Potlatch 2 if they really want to regularly use IE and want to get rid of the warning.

(30 Apr '15, 14:12) aseerel4c26 ♦

The question has been closed for the following reason "Duplicate Question" by aseerel4c26 29 Apr '15, 21:39

is it possible that you are using Internet Explorer (please "add new comment" to answer)? If yes: See when-my-favorite-setting-is-id-potlatch-2-is-still-opening-when-i-press-edit-in-ie. Use another browser: Chrome/Chromium, Firefox, Safari, Opera, …

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answered 29 Apr '15, 21:16

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edited 29 Apr '15, 21:17


Yes I am!!! I will try a different browser...thanks so much!

(29 Apr '15, 21:20) anuva01

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