A seemingly recent change to the CSS for chat has caused an annoying behavior; the timestamp div takes mouse focus when you're looking to interact with the reply/star/flag UI elements on the right side of the message.
- Find a one-line message with a timestamp.
- Move your mouse onto the timestamp from above as if you were going to try to interact with the UI elements in the same location, which appear on message mouseover
The UI elements don't appear at all until you mouse off the timestamp; the
timestamp div keeps focus and the
message div never gets it to trigger the mouseover. Behavior in the transcripts is the same, though those UI elements don't exist in that context.
Confirmed on Chrome 17, as well as by several others in Server Fault's chat, including a Stack Exchange employee; unsure of the other browsers.
The CSS has a statically-defined
.timestamp, causing the timestamp div to take focus. Easy fix; changing it to
0 or removing it completely (setting it to
auto) resolves the issue.