Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 158 Stack Exchange communities.

What is meta?
Here's how it works:
  1. Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
  2. The community provides support, votes on ideas, and reports bugs
  3. Your voice helps shape the way Stack Exchange operates

While writing an answer, if you want to look at the original question, you need to drag down that bar. This is very awkward to do in mobile devices. For long questions, you often need to drag down, then scroll down, drag down, again scroll down...

Another problem, that happens in computers too, is that sometimes you will select some text in the question accidentally and drag down, making the div that contains the question scroll down. However, since the div does not have scroll bars, correcting that is not straightforward and looks really weird. This happened to me in a laptop with a touch pad, I apparently hit it while the mouse was over a partially visible question. This selected text in the question, and as I moved the mouse down, since touch pads have auto-drag-lock, the div scrolled down. It's hard to come out of the mess after that.

Why not add a button to expand the question all the way down?

share|improve this question
To clarify, this is a problem in the mobile site? – Ben Brocka Mar 3 '12 at 15:20
The OP is speaking of mobile devices. If you are asking if what described is really a problem, I would say it is. – kiamlaluno Mar 3 '12 at 16:24
@kiamlaluno technically you can access the desktop version of the sites on mobile devices too, which leads to a different set of problems – Ben Brocka Mar 3 '12 at 17:52
I got it. I see I am assuming the OP is talking of the default theme visible in mobile devices, which is just an assumption. – kiamlaluno Mar 3 '12 at 18:05
I edited my question to clarify. In mobiles, the problem is you have to scroll, drag, scroll, drag. A second problem happening in every device that doesn't have a mouse, but a touch pad or touch screen, is that text gets selected and the question's div scrolls down, so that now, instead of looking at the start of the question, you are looking at the end, which forces you to expand it all the way down to fix it. – dfmx123 Mar 4 '12 at 0:24
I'm still not getting it. On my Android browser, even very long questions show without the need to expand anything. Can you post a screenshot of "that bar" that "you need to drag down"? Are you referring to a scrollbar? If so: is that a SE-specific scrollbar, or your browser's scrollbar? And is the 2nd problem (with the div) also solved when "expanding the question"? Oh, maybe you're referring to some "top of page" link? – Arjan Mar 4 '12 at 11:44

You must log in to answer this question.

Browse other questions tagged .