While working my way through the review queue and after I rejected a question, I accidentally did not release my mouse button and proceeded to highlight some text. When that happen the Reject dialog box disappeared and I was left in a broken state that I could not continue with the rejection and could only continue reviewing after refreshing the screen (or hit back on the browser).

I am currently using Chrome 25.0.1364.152 on Windows 7.

This seems like it could be related to this issue Closing popup to reject an edit makes it impossible to approve it without reloading, but that bug was reported as fixed back in September 2012

Here are the steps to reproduce (with pictures):

  1. Start with one standard suggested edit in review queue enter image description here

  2. Reject the edit enter image description here

  3. Click anywhere outside the dialog box enter image description here

  4. Now left in unusable state (can be cured by refreshing and starting over) enter image description here

  • I was expecting an "eeek" at any moment.
    – J. Steen
    Commented Mar 6, 2013 at 9:46
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    I knew I forgot something when I was capturing the screen shots. Forgive me, it is my first bug report. I'll do better next time :) Commented Mar 6, 2013 at 9:47
  • Also, we should do these every week. A sort of Where is Waldo style quiz.
    – J. Steen
    Commented Mar 6, 2013 at 9:48
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    your error report is good. i can confirm the behavior you describe
    – Jehof
    Commented Mar 6, 2013 at 9:51
  • Reproduced on FF 17.0.3 ESR, Windows 7 Commented Mar 6, 2013 at 13:22
  • @J.Steen i.imgur.com/3UwpBco.png
    – Doorknob
    Commented Mar 6, 2013 at 13:26
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    This is brand new behavior with brand new bug... you don't have to select anything enough to click anywhere outside the dialog. :) Commented Mar 6, 2013 at 13:29
  • @ShaWizDowArd updated the repro steps. Thanks for noticing. Commented Mar 6, 2013 at 13:33

1 Answer 1


This will be fixed in the next build.

Was a consequence of review having slightly different popup handling from the rest of the site, and handling its closures itself. Recent changes that made all popups "click outside" to dismiss caused this case where actions wouldn't be re-enabled always.

I just brought review into line with the new dismissals.

  • I tried to reproduce again and the issue seems to be resolved, thanks. Commented Mar 9, 2013 at 1:12
  • This is happening once again. But only if we click on [X] or cancel button or press Esc (i.e. it doesn't happen if we click outside the box).
    – Himanshu
    Commented Nov 20, 2013 at 6:28

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