When I am entering the tags for a question I am working on it will often cover up what I am typing with the "tag explanation" box. This drives me nuts, is there any way to have it stop popping up over what I am writing?


I've tried to show where my cursor is with the red line. enter image description here

Once I start typing it adds the tag box below the Tags header and above the tags text box. This pushes down my text box and puts my cursor on the tag information box which causes a popup that hides my textbox:

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You can see from the tag information box that I have typed visual-stu but it's covered in the text box by the tag information box. Would it be possible to put the tags or information boxes in a different place? At the very least could popups not show unless it finds a definition for the tag?

Let me know if any of this is confusing...

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    No, that makes sense. I never noticed this because Chrome (what I usually use) doesn't fire a hover event until you actually move the mouse; but Firefox is indeed not that picky. Will take a look.
    – balpha StaffMod
    Mar 9, 2011 at 19:53
  • And while balpha is fixing this: just move your mouse away after clicking in the tag input. (I assume your mouse pointer is still at the place where the cursor shows in your first image.)
    – Arjan
    Mar 9, 2011 at 19:58
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    @Arjan: Yeah, another reason I never noticed. I always move the mouse cursor away after clicking into a text box. Some habits make you blind :)
    – balpha StaffMod
    Mar 9, 2011 at 20:00
  • 1
    @abe, Maybe you should blur your email address ...
    – Shoe
    Mar 9, 2011 at 20:11
  • 7
    @Charlie Oh it's far too late for that. He's signed on to about 50 unicorn and pony related email lists now.
    – Pollyanna
    Mar 9, 2011 at 20:32
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    @Adam, that's fine. I'm into it. Mar 9, 2011 at 20:57
  • 2
    @Abe: Then start here: games.adultswim.com/…
    – Felix
    Mar 9, 2011 at 23:26
  • Please fix this!
    – user133440
    Apr 6, 2011 at 23:33

1 Answer 1


After the next build, the tag preview will be below the input box. That way, the box will not shift down, hence your cursor stays in the same place.

The reason to put it above the box was so the auto-complete results don't block the preview, but in hindsight, that shouldn't really cause any problem. And having the preview below also adds some consistency with the WMD editor, which has its preview below as well.

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