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Make Admin Help and Screen Options Usable Without JavaScript

completed by: Aaron

mentors: Austin Matzko

Currently, you have to have JavaScript enabled in your browser to use the drop-down "Screen Options" and "Help" menus in the WordPress administrative interface.  The result is that users with non-JS-enabled clients or with reduced-JS functionality cannot manipulate some of the options or get the help information that they need.

One solution might be to make those links point to the URL of the current admin page, but with arguments appended that tell WP to render the help or screen options menu open.  (This behavior is similar to that of editing the navigation menu items with JS disabled.)