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When I try to close a question normally a close vote popup appear with a close button on the upper left corner of the popup. But today when I do it close vote popup appears but without close button and some of its upper part missing. I can not even scroll it. I only see the part of popup which is displayed in following image.

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Where is close button?

My environment:

OS:- Windows XP SP3

Browser:- Google Chrome 10.0.648.205
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@Arjan: Yes. Actually it is not the page. – Harry Joy Apr 22 '11 at 10:25
@Arjan: I edited my question. – Harry Joy Apr 22 '11 at 10:27
Can you indeed reproduce this yourself, @Harry? – Arjan Apr 22 '11 at 11:52
@Arjan: Yes. The reproduction steps are in the answer. They are the similar steps I have done. – Harry Joy Apr 22 '11 at 11:55
Really, in the answer... :-( – Arjan Apr 22 '11 at 11:57
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This seems to be due to the exceptionally short question meaning there isn't enough vertical space. Fortunately, pressing Esc should close it. I'm not sure this is common enough to make it super-urgent.

In checking, it looks (to me, at least) like the dialog positions itself centrally. I'm having difficulty reproducing it exactly... which browser are you using (in case it is browser-dependent)?

The only way I can reproduce this screenshot is:

  • shrink the page to an insane vertical size
  • click the "close" link (bringing up the dialog)
  • now with the dialog showing, make the browser window bigger

when the popup centered itself (in the middle bullet), it overlapped the screen edges due to the small size. Just press Esc, make the browser a reasonable size, and click close again.

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The browser specs, for some unknown reason, are in the code block at the bottom of the question... Note there seems to be some screen real estate below the dialog though? There's the whole answer box there too. – Arjan Apr 22 '11 at 10:44
@Arjan - found a repro (see edit), but I'm not sure I'd categorise it as a problem scenario – Marc Gravell Apr 22 '11 at 10:46
Just seen the edit in answer. Your steps are correct my window size is small. But the state is reserved when I restore the browser. – Harry Joy Apr 22 '11 at 11:55
@Marc & Harry: The bottom-left link which reads 'cancel' might help. – Grant Thomas Apr 22 '11 at 12:16
@Mr. Disappointment now that's just crazy talk ;p – Marc Gravell Apr 22 '11 at 12:17
@Mr. Disappointment: It's good to know there are alternatives available. – Harry Joy Apr 22 '11 at 13:24

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