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Currently, the list of tags in "ignored tags" and "interesting tags" has a little "remove tag" icon to the right of each tag. However, since this icon is not inside the div containing the tag, it can sometimes get wrapped onto the next line, which causes confusion as to which tag will actually be removed by the "×" icon.

Example

The following questions are raised:

  • Which "×" do I click if I want to remove the ".net" tag?
  • Which tag will be removed by clicking the "×" between "sofaq" and "not-programming-related"?

I think you could solve this by putting the "×" in the same div as the tag, as suggested by Michael Pryor:

Migrating this from http://stackoverflow.uservoice.com/pages/1722-general/suggestions/138951-move-the-remove-tag-icon-inside-the-tag

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yo can we see a status-planned on this one? –  qntmfred Mar 24 '11 at 14:22
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p.s. this is in the top 10 highest voted feature-requests that aren't status-declined or status-completed. come on, it's low hanging fruit –  qntmfred Mar 24 '11 at 20:18
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@qntmfred: i added a bounty, maybe this will get some attention again. surely some of those millions of VC dollars could go to a half-hour of fixing this issue... –  Kip Mar 24 '11 at 20:54
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We're moving "X" inside of the tags, for the Favorite and Ignored sections in the sidebar. You will see the changes in the next deployment. This applies to all SE sites. –  Jin May 9 '11 at 4:44

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up vote 40 down vote accepted

Like this?

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exactly what i meant! –  Kip Jun 30 '09 at 14:09
    
will this feature-request happen? with the combination of wrapping, the accidental clicking and the which X goes with which tag, this area is just begging for some TLC –  qntmfred Jun 28 '10 at 15:16
    
That makes so much sense and is so much nicer-looking that I don't see why Jeff has decided to not even consider it. Are the Xes on your windows separate? –  Mark C Oct 22 '10 at 18:12
    
Can we get this fixed yet? This is ugly and a little confusing: i.imgur.com/4xhTp.png –  Porges Mar 17 '11 at 2:58
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@Michael your suggestion has been implemented, on all SE sites. –  Jin May 9 '11 at 7:07
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@jin Yay! Only took us 2 years :) –  Michael Pryor May 9 '11 at 15:53
    
@Jin can you please elaborate about the change? I also noticed the black box does not open anymore. :) –  Shadow Wizard May 11 '11 at 8:53

At least add a confirmation to that thing. I click it by accident way to often.

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This is particularly an issue on mobile devices. –  Tyler Egeto Dec 7 '10 at 3:13

I prefer Joel's solution here to keep the 'x' outside the button and "just wrap them together in a span that's styled to not break."

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Do this. I can't figure out which X goes with which tag.

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At minimum I think there should be an   between the tag and the 'x' so the 'x' doesn't get pushed over to the next line all by itself.

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I do not think that this solves any problem, because inserting an   does not prevent the line break. –  Tsuyoshi Ito Dec 5 '10 at 14:31

Here is the userscript, that could wrap delete button like following

before

To

after

and also added confirmation box on delete.

delete?

Install - Source

  • tested only on firefox 4, chrome 11 dev (ubuntu versions)
  • only @included http://*stackoverflow.com/*
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Please post userscripts on StackApps: stackapps.com/questions/ask?tags=script (: –  Rebecca Chernoff Mar 27 '11 at 15:49
    
@Rebecca Chernoff, above script does not work with other stack exchange sites yet because of css I used at the moment. I will post on stackapps once I got idea how to do it on other stack exchange sites. –  YOU Mar 28 '11 at 1:09

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