Task #81403

ckeditor uses wrong modal for paste text

Added by Marco Christian Krenn over 2 years ago. Updated 12 months ago.

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Backend User Interface
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CKEditor, UI, BE interface, interface consistency
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When using "Paste", "Paste plain text" and "Paste from word" the modal window needs to be updated to new style.

modal-paste-ce.JPG View (64.9 KB) Marco Christian Krenn, 2017-06-01 13:15


#1 Updated by Benjamin Kott over 2 years ago

  • Assignee set to Johannes Goslar

#2 Updated by Johannes Goslar over 2 years ago

  • Assignee changed from Johannes Goslar to Benni Mack

The CKEditor is shiping a lot of internal UI handling things and using them to render the modal.
We theoretically could hook us into their modal creationa and rip the modal content out of the parent, kill the parent, insert our modal dialog and then append the ripped content.
Not sure if the effort is worth it and future stable.
Benni could maybe comment as he spent time integrating the editor.

#3 Updated by Riccardo De Contardi over 2 years ago

  • Tags set to CKEditor, UI, BE interface, interface consistency

#4 Updated by Anja Leichsenring about 2 years ago

  • Sprint Focus deleted (On Location Sprint)

#5 Updated by Benni Mack about 1 year ago

  • Status changed from New to Needs Feedback
  • Assignee deleted (Benni Mack)


I discussed this at some point with the CKEditor people, it's a really hard job to create a custom skin "typo3" that matches the styles. it is doable but a lot of effort. I'd rather suggest we move to CKEditor5 and change the skin there, as this seems more "useful" work.

Does that sound ok with you, Marco?

#6 Updated by Georg Ringer 12 months ago

  • Status changed from Needs Feedback to Closed

closing it because lack of feedback and nobody will tackle that.

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