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I've noticed, lately, that on upvoting a question the permalink of this question is shown and selected.

Permalink

Normally, after upvoting a question, I use the arrow key to read the answers. With the focus on the selected permalink, the page doesn't scroll.

As I haven't clicked on the [link] link, this is unexpected behavior and should be avoided.

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+1: I don't know if I've seen the (lack of) scrolling behavior (with Safari on OSX Leopard) but I've most certainly seen the inappropriate link dialog being triggered. – Donal Fellows Aug 8 '11 at 22:11
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When seeing this question i nearly automatically clicked on the 'close' link. – George Duckett Nov 5 '11 at 22:13
    
I think this functionality (the pop over) is fine but I don't care for it stealing focus... – Ben Brocka May 23 '12 at 18:34
    
@BenBrocka, Hi Ben, nice to see you here. I agree with you. – GUI Junkie May 23 '12 at 20:29
    
Think it's worth a separate feature request? It's clear the box is intended, the focus stealing seems more...bleh – Ben Brocka May 23 '12 at 20:53
    
@BenBrocka, funny you should mention, but I did... this suggestion was first heavily downvoted, but has 3 votes at this moment. – GUI Junkie May 23 '12 at 20:57
up vote -2 down vote accepted

This is by design -- certain recent "hot" questions will prompt you to share them upon upvoting.

This happens at random a certain percentage of the time.

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OK, that's cool. It just happened to me twice. – GUI Junkie Aug 8 '11 at 22:12
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Not sure about anyone else, but I find these prompts incredibly annoying. – Cam Jackson Nov 16 '11 at 5:15
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I'd have to agree with @CamJackson and posted another meta question similar to this one, they are confusing and should be able to be dismissed easier. I dont think I will ever ever have reason to facebook or twitter a question randomly! – Toby Allen Dec 4 '11 at 21:20
    
I third this. Perhaps a short(!) timer could be put on the share box... – user66001 Jan 9 '13 at 4:11

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