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My installation of Firefox seems to be suffering in the bog of "got too many extensions" senility and isn't as responsive as in its younger years...

However, this has highlighted a usability issue that is causing me to click through to unwanted pages.

When the "x questions with new activity" bar appears at the top of the question list, I click it... nothing happens... did I click it or not? I click it again... it fades away and my second click falls on the link that occupies the position the bar used to occupy. Now I've clicked through to a page that I probably didn't want to visit. I'm very mildly annoyed, as I've done this 4-5 times today.

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That sounds more like a problem with a UserScript, AddOn or something similar. Like the first event doesn't fire or the page does not refresh after the event. –  Time Traveling Bobby Apr 12 '12 at 7:55
    
@AnnaLear: Note on spelling of usability/useability: both forms are correct, hence you correction is unwarranted. oxforddictionaries.com/definition/usable?q=useability#usable__2 –  spender Apr 13 '12 at 20:59
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@user133351 Huh, neat. Learned something new today, I guess. Thanks. :) –  Anna Lear Apr 13 '12 at 21:01
    
My issue with this UI design is making clickable stuff appear directly underneath something that disappears on click isn't all that good, regardless of my occasionally chuggy browser. –  spender Apr 13 '12 at 21:02
    
Ha! I'd swear someone figured out that there was a problem with this feature... The Javascript avalanche caused by clicking the bar no longer occurs. Much better. –  spender May 13 '12 at 21:52

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