I think it's cool how you can hover over a user's question and get a small text sample of the question.

However, I never use it because of two reasons:

  1. It takes too long to pop up.

  2. It's a small box and the text is unformatted, making it difficult to read the question.

I would suggest that when you hover a question, a bigger, nicer popup comes up that shows the user's question properly formatted.

Would you find this feature useful?

  • I agree that the text is too small and it takes too long for the popup to occur but I would rather see effort put to making an essential like 'search' better - it is very primitive now - rather than some minor UI whistle (or are these bells?). – spring Jul 28 '12 at 19:56
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    Of course it can be done -- but then again, this website could show an image of Nyan Cat battling Darth Vader on every 1,00th page visit. A more appropriate question is "Would you find this feature useful?" – jeff Jul 28 '12 at 19:56
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    @jeff It's my first time on meta, I didn't really know how to word it. I just wanted to suggest a feature. – Hope4You Jul 28 '12 at 22:35
  • @skinnyTOD I fully agree the search needs to be improved. But I can get a great search with Google by typing my question in their search bar and then adding site:stackoverflow.com at the end -- I don't think anything can beat Google :) – Hope4You Jul 28 '12 at 22:38
  • @Hope4You: Programmers love workarounds and hacks (the challenge and all that). I prefer a well designed and implemented user interface. – spring Jul 28 '12 at 23:08
  • How long it takes to pop up may vary by browser, but in Chrome it takes ~100-200ms to pop up; pretty much as fast as possible without it randomly popping up when you just happen to move your mouse over questions, which would be very annoying. – Ben Brocka Sep 18 '12 at 12:05

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