I like the idea of the Similar questions feature and I've found one suggestion helpful so far, but there are two things that interrupt my flow when I am writing a question post.
Suddenly and unexpectedly the UI dramatically changes my small laptop screen, throwing my work area (where I am busy composing) down to the bottom and putting a big box of stuff right where both my eyes and my cursor are. This is made worse by putting the site of typing (blinking cursor) at the absolute bottom because my cursor finds itself involuntarily hovering over a link, which generates the expanded page at the bottom which completely eclipses the line I am currently writing.
I write a lot of questions, so this interruption of thought happens to me several times a day.
Is there some tweak that can make this sudden, unexpected screen shift and eclipse a little less sudden and dramatic, and avoid the obscuration of the line I'm typing on?
The feature itself is important, I'm only asking about an adjustment to improve the user experience.
MacBook Air/macOS/Chrome Incognito (slow GIF):
The question itself.
Following this answer (which I had hoped explained the problem but now I see it doesn't) I have discovered that the Similar questions appear without anything being typed into the title bar. The unexpected appearance pushing the active line being typed to the absolute bottom of my screen is real.
update 2: Happened again on a totally different WiFi location that was performing well (no speed issues) (left) and again with an excellent connection (right). The active line is not eclipsed by the expanded url because I'd only written ~4 lines when the screen-shifting event happened, not enough lines to put the active line quite at the bottom this time.
Happens on other (graduated) sites as well: