I've been visiting SO for a while now on my Surface Pro 3. The Surface Pen is a stylus supposed to act like a mouse, so when hovering on an element, tooltips should show.

But this doesn't appear to work on Stack Exchange sites. The tooltips do show when I use my mouse, so it's not an issue with the site's rendering on my computer.


  • Pen's hover ability works on other sites.
  • SO on IE11 (standard version) and Chrome were both unsuccessful with the Surface Pen.
  • IE11 touch-calibrated version works with the Pen.

Perhaps, there should be added support for special touchscreen styli?


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Recent update fixed this? Tooltips are now showing, hurray!

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