Questions tagged [popups]

Popups are interactive dialogs that are shown within the current page. They are distinct from tool tips, which are short, descriptive pieces of text relating to the element under the mouse pointer.

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Can we have click-to-close back, please?

The new pop-up message style is pretty, I guess, if you like making text smaller and smaller, but I don't find its "close" mechanism very functional. Previously, this notification would go away when ...
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"You haven't voted on questions in a while" warning disappears too fast

I recently got a warning just after having upvoted an answer. It said something about the fact that I haven't voted on a question for a long time and that questions need votes too. The problem is that ...
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Badly escaped HTML results in plain text instead of markup in toast notifications (e.g. "You can't vote for your own post".)

There's an HTML escape bug that's reproducible network-wide. Also mentioned on Super User, this is not just "ugly", but also causes prevents the link from being clicked, which is more ...
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Remove the "thanks for flagging" popup after the user has raised a number of flags

Currently, whenever anyone flags a comment, they get this popup: or, more recently: I personally find this really annoying, especially since I flag a great many comments a day (on the order of ...
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Already-approved pending edit goes <br>

Clicking the "Edit" link on a post when a pending suggested edit has already been approved results in this toast: The HTML should not be escaped. Prior art: HTML is showing up in the pop-...
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"Remember you can select this as the best answer" message should mention wait time (if there is one)

At the moment, if you vote up an answer to your question and you haven't chosen a "best answer" it will pop up a notice reminding you that you can. If you then try to select it as the best answer it ...
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Inconsistent popup notification colors

I have noticed that the popup notification, "daily vote limit reached" has different colors depending (I assume) on how close the user is to being able to vote again. For instance, a user got this ...
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Make tag popups display permanently while editing

I hope most of us can agree that there's a problem with tag misuse. (And I'm sure we'll all disagree on how severe this problem is.) In line with this, I suggest we make tag popups permanent while ...
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Inform new users if they can upvote an answer they accepted

I surprisingly often stumble upon answers which were accepted but clearly not upvoted by the asker. For example, the answer has not received any upvotes at all or the asker’s vote count is zero. While ...
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"Suggested edit queue is full" should link to information about reason

Here: Why is it called "Suggested edits queue is full." once I'm suspended somehow? I found a description of what the reason is for the popup tip "Suggested edit queue is full"....
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Please Stop the 'questions need votes too' pop-up, it's becoming VERY annoying [duplicate]

I see that we're trying to 'remind' folks to vote on questions by doing a small pop-up whenever we vote up answers (presumably this is only for folks like me who haven't voted up a question in a while)...
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The bug dies hard

I recently posted about a popup bug which has mostly been squashed in this build, but it's still waving its legs around on the floor. In the rep tab, in the quarter or year view, anyone who has ...
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Base the "Please consider adding a comment ..." popup on maximum SE reputation

When downvoting an answer on Super User, I got the "Please consider adding a comment if you think this post can be improved." pop-up. Apparently, the message is based on my Super User reputation (215)...
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Light gray link text in “Share” pop-up is almost illegible

The “Share” button at the bottom of a question or answer produces a pop-up, with the link being selected in a (read-only) input field: The link text is almost illegible. Would it be possible to ...
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"You haven't voted on questions in a while" - oh yes I have

I just upvoted this answer and received the pop-up message: You haven't voted on questions in a while; questions need votes too! I voted on a question only 4 hours prior to receiving the popup ...
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Scrolling on Stack Overflow is slow if a question has lots of answers

Chrome Version: Google Chrome 70.0.3538.77 (Official Build) (64-bit) OS: Ubuntu Try opening one of these pages: How do I create a URL shortener? How to use a decimal range() step value? ...
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Broken UI: Hover Popup from Hovering Over Tags Hides Tags Textbox

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 ...
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Usercard expansion on hover is making the comments move down [closed]

Recently, when you hover over a profile picture to get an expanded usercard, the comments move downwards. (If there are no comments, then the "Add a comment" link is the screen element which ...
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Unfollowing a question triggers a "you're no longer following this answer" pop-up

Seen on mobile web, Brave browser version 1.27.109, Android 10, cannot confirm on other browsers (yet). Following, then unfollowing a question triggers a pop-up reading: You're no longer following ...
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Eeeek! Can't start a bounty on any question

Trying to start a bounty, on any question, results in this: Please fix, in the dev tools I noticed a request to non existent URL. This happens in all SE sites as far as I could see.
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Option to disable "share a link to this question" popup?

I find this popup very annoying, and will stop upvoting questions if I have to see it every time I do so. Can you please add an option to disable it?
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Received "Welcome back, consider upvoting" message on question that I had already upvoted

I googled a question on Vim, followed a link to SuperUser, and got the "Welcome back, consider upvoting" message on a question that I had already upvoted. Is it possible to disable this message for ...
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Can we please remove the review queues pop-up?

Recently, there's been a pop-up about review queues: It is extremely annoying, as I believe other people can agree. It does a lot more to distract and aggravate people than it does to inform them, ...
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Feature request - A simple credential leak detection in the answer tab

I recently analyzed Stack Overflow for leaks, and the sites contain a lot of leaks (Stack Overflow did contain most of them, but still askubuntu.com and unix.stackexchange.com do contain some leaks). ...
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New Dialog-Box in Reopen Votes Review Queue Doesn't Close

I've just been doing some reviews in the "Reopen Votes" queue and, during this process, I noticed a change to a new pop-up when I select "Reopen". The new pop-up has a much nicer look: However, ...
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"thanks for flagging" popup gets messed up when the comment is automatically deleted

For some comments, the comment is automatically deleted when you raise a flag. This includes certain keywords and short +1 comments. But when you raise that flag with the new comment flag interface, ...
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CSS z-index causes part of tags to show through notifications on webmasters, web applications, gaming, gamedev, and their meta sites

When you vote 35 times in a day and you only have five votes left, you start getting a warning popup that you are almost at your limit. When this warning appears in the same place as the tags, part ...
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Wrong z-index for tag popup when the question has an ignored tag

After this was fixed, I tested it a bit, and noticed this behavior: When there is an ignored tag and the question is grayed out, the tag popup is below/behind the other page contents due to wrong z-...
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Any statistics on how often a 'you have not voted on a question recently' reminder generates an up-vote for the question being looked at?

Has any analysis been done of how often the "you have not voted on a question recently" reminder generates an up-vote for the question being viewed at the time? I've a suspicion that the correlation ...
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I voted to close a question, and it told me the comment was removed

I decided to take a look at some First posts in the review queue. This caused me to stumble across this review item. All is cool, and I decided to vote to close it. Go through the dialog, push the ...
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Cross Validated asking ad nauseam about accepting cookies?

Recently (the last two or three days) on Cross Validated (CV) pages, each time a new page/tab is opened, it asks anew on accepting cookies. Quite molesting. First I thought it was my browser (Chrome ...
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An exclamation point is not a word!

I was just editing an old question whose title ended with an exclamation point. I left the punctuation; I thought it was appropriate, since the question describes a surprising and counterintuitive ...
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What is this pop-up?

When I looked at the chat FAQ and clicked the link to take me to Sandbox I got this pop-up, which seems a little bit odd: Now, when I Googled plzz.de, I found a website about Stefano Palazzo, who ...
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"Your vote has been recorded" popup should close itself automatically after few seconds

Why do we need to explicitly dismiss the "Your vote has been recorded" notification after submitting or retracting a close vote? I think it should timeout automatically after a few seconds. ...
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It takes two clicks on the X to close a flag-submitted popup

It takes two clicks on the X to close a flag-submitted popup Tested without extensions, on Firefox. I couldn't find similar reports.
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Tag excerpts on MSE and MSO contains HTML paragraph tags

When hovering over the tag you can see that the excerpt is enclosed by paragraph tags (just hover over the tags on this question as a test). Which kind of makes sense as if you look at the tag info ...
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HTML entities showing in popup tag wiki excerpts

It seems at least quotes ", apostrophes ' and ampersands & are not properly decoded in the tag popup. ' displayed as &#39; " displayed as &quot; & displayed as &amp;
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"undefined" when trying to improve a suggested edit

While improving a suggested edit, the suggestion was apparently improved by someone else, and I was barred from making my changes (this is fine and expected). I left the window as-is, but tried to ...
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Can we please clean up the new tooltips around the upvote/downvote buttons?

This question focuses on the UI of the new tooltips (not the text), and it has the following sole focus: Completely undoing the recent change. Just simply undoing this will be a single change with a ...
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What is this 2605 thing when you move your mouse to each tag

Whenever I move my mouse to each tags, I see this 2605 thing in front of the number of followers. What does this 2605 thing mean? 2605 views or 2605 posts has this tags?
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Hover popup shows wrong/duplicate rep for week/month/etc in user profile page

I posted a similar question on Meta.English.SE before I realized the problem extended to other sites as well. I'll pick on SO for the images here, though I can repro this behavior in any other site. ...
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"Learn more" link in review queue page is not responding on "Stats" and "History" tabs

There is a "Learn more" link available on all the review queue pages, clicking on it opens a popup with that review queue's information. That "Learn more" link is responding in the ...
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"How to add or remove login credentials" pop-up on the Contact page has incorrect instructions

On the Contact page, after selecting "I need to add or remove login credentials", the following pop-up is shown: How to add or remove login credentials Open up your user profile page and ...
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Blurry font in first question pop-up

I just posted my first question and got this pop-up The font of the pop-up looks terrible blurry, while the rest of the page is sharp and crisp. (my browser is Opera, in case it matters)
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Long title in New Stack Overflow Feature dialog obscures close button

All Stack Overflow sites have an orange 'New' button next to the site logo in their top bar if there are new features to be discovered. If the title is too long, the close button (X) is hardly visible,...
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Modals are lost when attempting to copy text from the page

When flagging for moderator attention using the "other" selection, I have a habit of clicking elsewhere on the page. Copying usernames, UID's, post links, the part of the post I'm interested in, etc. ...
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Does the *Remember to accept this answer* popup really need to come up for experienced users?

I have accounts that I use infrequently on various other SE sites, and I noticed today that I am still getting "Remember to accept this answer if it helped you" popups (after upvoting an answer), even ...
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What does the popup message obtained when upvoting an answer say?

When I upvote an answer, a message shows up saying "You haven't voted […]." It just fades out so fast that I am unable to get the full message. What's that message? Why does it fade so fast?
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Pressing Esc when adding link also dismisses edit popup

When you press Esc on an editor popup while in an edit dialog, the popup is closed. Steps to reproduce: Find a post with a suggested edit Click the edit(1) link Click Improve Use the editor to add a ...
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Lost space in tag hover popup

There was a space between the actual number and the text "followers" in tag hover popup. The poor space character is now gone. Is that intentional? Current popup:
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