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Scenario:

Log into computer, auto-pilot to Stack Overflow, take first sip of coffee, click the inbox item.

Expected:

The drop down menu opens up, and I can see my latest interactions.

Actual:

I am sent to the All Items page, and have to navigate back.


I suspect it's because the menu hasn't loaded fully, it falls back to being a straight up link (maybe this is how it works in no-javascript mode?) to the All Items page.

The second (and every subsequent time) time I click on it, I get the dropdown menu like magic.

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  • Similarly the review icon will link to xyz.stackexchange.com/review instead of opening the drop down – samcarter Nov 13 '18 at 13:43
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    Yeah, there's a link fallback there, but IIRC it's predicated on Javascript loading, not the menu itself. What happens if you wait a bit longer before clicking the inbox? – Adam Lear Nov 13 '18 at 23:32
  • @AdamLear it shows the menu as normal. When you say JavaScript do you mean a JavaScript script, or SpiderMonkey/V8 etc? – Pureferret Nov 14 '18 at 0:08
  • @Pureferret I mean a JS script on our end that initializes those dropdowns. It sounds like you're hitting the button before it has a chance to run (could be due to a slower connection, for example). – Adam Lear Nov 14 '18 at 20:29
  • @AdamLear I'm connecting from work, so that wouldn't surprise me. Have you considered a placeholder library (just an example, you can use whichever one suits your current outfit.) – Pureferret Nov 15 '18 at 9:08

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