On Google, when the user mouses over an item in the search list page, the entire page is shown in a popup to the right of the item:

Google screenshot

It would be useful if such a feature also existed for Stack Overflow questions, so when the user mouses over a question in the question list the entire question is displayed in a popup, making it easy to see all the question in full without going back and forth.

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That's one of the most annoying features from Google. –  NullUserException อ_อ Dec 9 '11 at 6:28
If this feature is implemented then Stack Exchange sites can provide an option to enable/disable the google-like popup. –  Aziz Shaikh Dec 9 '11 at 6:31
@AzizShaikh Stack Exchange sites aren't big on preferences –  Michael Mrozek Dec 9 '11 at 6:31
@MichaelMrozek I dont disagree with you but there are some preferences that the sites remember for each user, such as 'enable/disable random ordering' on review page, last tab used, custom sort order, page size, etc. –  Aziz Shaikh Dec 9 '11 at 6:45
doesn't that help in reading the whole question? –  rajkamal Dec 9 '11 at 8:04
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Absolutely not. Where does it end, should every link you mouse-over give you a full-page tooltip, so you don't have to go "back and forth"?

This is solved at the browser-UI level, not on a site-by-site basis. The solution for you is to learn to use tabbed browsing. Figure out how to ctrl-click or middle-click links and navigate tabs. Learn to actually use the facilities already provided by your browser and your experience will be improved across the entire Internet, not just on those sites that implement this horrid full-page-tool-tip idea.

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