What is meta? ×
Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 131 Stack Exchange communities.

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.

share|improve this question
1  
+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
2  
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

1 Answer 1

up vote -1 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.

share|improve this answer
    
OK, that's cool. It just happened to me twice. –  GUI Junkie Aug 8 '11 at 22:12
17  
Not sure about anyone else, but I find these prompts incredibly annoying. –  Cam Jackson Nov 16 '11 at 5:15
9  
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

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .