While I was answering a question on Stack Overflow I wanted to insert a snippet... but then I changed my mind and pressed on the grayed out space near the snippet window (without releasing the mouse, since my mind was still processing if I should answer or not).

This resulted in the gray area fading out, but leaving me with a white window in the middle.

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All sites using Stack Snippets seem to have this behavior.

  • No repro in Chrome on a Mac here. Please include your OS/browser.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Oct 2, 2014 at 19:16
  • @AnnaLear Tried it on Windows 8/7 with Chrome 37.0.2062.124. You don't have to actually click (mousedown/mouseup) just press on it for 1 second (mousedown)
    – Spokey
    Oct 2, 2014 at 19:23
  • Oh, just mousedown... yep, can repro that. Thanks for the report.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Oct 2, 2014 at 19:24

1 Answer 1


Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I have fixed the issue and now a mousedown will close the Stack Snippets editor. Previously, this functionality was bound to a click thus the demonstrated issue. This will be live in the next build (meta: > rev 2014.10.2.2623, q&a: > rev 2014.10.2.1907).


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