Basically when reviewing a low quality post, if I choose to edit the item, I cannot move the cursor by clicking in the textarea. The keyboard is working fine, but any mouse interaction appears to be disabled.

The issue only appears if you review one item first, then the next item is loaded in. Editing this item will have disabled mouse input.

I haven't tested other review queues yet but will do so as soon as possible.
This seems to only affect low-quality posts.

Browsers I've tested:


  • Chrome 33, Win 7
  • Chrome 34, Win 7 | OSX Mavericks
  • Chrome 36, Win 7
  • Firefox 28, Win 7
  • Safari 8, Yosemite


  • Safari 7 OSX Mavericks (Intermittent)
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    Reproduced in Chrome 33 on OSX Mavericks, no-repro in Safari. Can't even move focus to edit summary text box.
    – OGHaza
    Mar 26, 2014 at 16:44
  • Here's another user with the same general issue. A comment there suggested it might be related to a browser add-on or user script. No confirmation this is the problem, but if you are still experiencing this problem, it might be worth keeping an eye on that post too. Apr 13, 2014 at 16:40
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    Reproduced in Chrome 34, Win7.
    – crockeea
    Apr 13, 2014 at 17:46
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    Reproduced in FIrefox.
    – Braiam
    Apr 13, 2014 at 17:48
  • Thanks @psubsee2003 I don't think it's a user scripts issue seems to only be an issue after the Ajax reload Apr 13, 2014 at 17:57
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    @AshleyMedway the OP of the other question said effectively the same, so I've voted to close it as a duplicate of this since it seems to be the same issue. Apr 13, 2014 at 18:01
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    Also reproduced in FF 27.0.1
    – crockeea
    Apr 14, 2014 at 2:46
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    fyi I have no add-ons or user scripts in Chrome
    – OGHaza
    Apr 14, 2014 at 15:40
  • @OGHaza I installed a fresh version of chrome to check and it was still an issue. Apr 14, 2014 at 15:43
  • I just answered went through 40 questions in the close queue without having the error, but on the second question in the Low-Quality queue, I got the error. Contrary to the OP's edit, I haven't gotten the problem in queues other than Low-Quality.
    – crockeea
    Apr 16, 2014 at 17:23
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    It's probably worth noting that I'm doing all of my edits on StackOverflow. Has anyone reproduced this on another network? (i.e. does this question belong on MSE or MSO?)
    – crockeea
    Apr 17, 2014 at 15:56
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    Bump...still a problem in Chrome 35.
    – crockeea
    Jun 2, 2014 at 22:09
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    Bumping... still not fixed! Jun 17, 2014 at 18:48
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    I'm having a hard time trying to reproduce this (as in: so far I haven't been able to), but I'm trying, and I do have some ideas.
    – balpha StaffMod
    Jun 18, 2014 at 13:45
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    Okay, thanks a lot. I'll fix the little outstanding issue tomorrow and then mark this status-completed, but be sure to let me know if it comes back after all.
    – balpha StaffMod
    Jun 19, 2014 at 18:23

1 Answer 1


This was a bug with the popup that gives you some pre-made comments to post when deleting or recommending deletion. Since this functionality is only available in the Low Quality Posts queue, the bug only appeared in that queue. It wasn't consistently reproducible because you had to previously have had a review where you recommended deletion for this issue to appear.

That bug was fixed a week ago (it was another symptom of this bug), except for a very small remaining problem where only the very first click after deletion may do nothing, but only in very unlikely circumstances. This remaining bug is also fixed in the next build.

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