I've noticed that the "Delete" button on my own comments now always shows, instead of being shown only when I mouse over the comment as before.
I personally like the change, as it makes it friendlier to touchscreen users as they don't have to tap once to see the button and a second time to click it.
However, changes to commonly-used features without any type of notice are kind of jarring, especially when one's gotten used to the old UI, and often raise questions as to whether the new behavior is a bug. For all I know, this change could have been accidental as a result of another change and subject to be reverted (also without notice).
So I'm asking now: is this an intentional change or a bug? Also, why was this change not announced (e.g., as an edit to the changelog post)?
Update: I can only sporadically reproduce. I refreshed a page that had the buttons always showing up, and now they're showing only on hover again. I did the same to the same page a while later, and they were again always showing up. I think this is an A/B test, or it could be something that got pushed, reverted, pushed again, etc. I tested with all extensions and user scripts disabled.
This is on a touchscreen laptop, using Windows 11 and Edge.