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Otouto72
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Otouto72
Posted on 09 July 19 at 00:35
This probably isn't the best place to post this but I am having an issue when browsing through the site.

Previously I have been able to look at the site, for example a sale, view a game and then go back to the previous page and look at the next game, rinse and repeat. But now I have this issue where a box appears and blocks part of the page and it annoys the hell out of me. Plus, I cannot find a way to close it nor to turn it off, that too annoys me because I do not want it nor do I care for it.

https://imgur.com/a/NLLsZmO

I also realised I couldn't just post an image so this was the best I could come up with.
Elyoh
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Elyoh
Posted on 09 July 19 at 00:59, Edited on 09 July 19 at 01:00 by Elyoh
That's the hover window, normally only appears after you hover over the link. From my recollection it broke with the big site update for the new naming system, so it probably has something to do with that.

Short solution: Only start from the top of the list and work down.

Long solution: This needs to be moved into site bugs.
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Tatl360
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Tatl360
Posted on 09 July 19 at 01:16
I believe it vanishes if you pass the mouse on the same link it made it appear.
It doesn't vanish automatically anymore.

Very few people like this thing really... roll
Spilner
722,318
Spilner
Posted on 09 July 19 at 01:18
Tatl360 said:
Very few people like this thing really... roll
And yet the wishlist item for a setting to disable it was dismissed, shame
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Bastian Reader
Posted on 09 July 19 at 05:23
Would like this to be fixed. It's really annoying on mobile (I'm using desktop view on my phone).
Johnny Sinister
Posted on 09 July 19 at 08:28
Yeah, I have been experiencing the same thing on my iPad. Honestly, I never use those boxes. I never actually paid attention to them until they wouldn't go away.
Otouto72
750,418
Otouto72
Posted on 09 July 19 at 10:19
Elyoh said:
Long solution: This needs to be moved into site bugs.
I agree. Do I need to do that? Does a mod do that for me?
Spilner
722,318
Spilner
Posted on 09 July 19 at 11:03
Mod needs to
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Beanpotter
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Beanpotter
Posted on 09 July 19 at 11:07
Moved for you.
Play nice!
Otouto72
750,418
Otouto72
Posted on 09 July 19 at 12:08
Spilner said:
Mod needs to
Beanpotter said:
Moved for you.
Thanks gang.
A Dreadful Shot
Posted on 09 July 19 at 21:24
Just started noticing this as well, it’s extremely obstructive on mobile. Makes browsing the site a chore.
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Runner eGirl
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Runner eGirl
Posted on 09 July 19 at 21:56
Spilner said:
Tatl360 said:
Very few people like this thing really... roll
And yet the wishlist item for a setting to disable it was dismissed, shame
wow, I thought I was the only one who didn't really like those hover windows haha I kind of got used to them, so I'd probably miss some of that info if they went away now, but they are a bit intrusive even on PC

Never saw that wishlist item, I would have voted +1 for sure
Spilner
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Spilner
Posted on 09 July 19 at 22:24
That'll be because it was thrown out almost as soon as i had posted it
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Beanpotter
924,664
Beanpotter
Posted on 10 July 19 at 07:31
I occasionally find these get in the way but would miss them if they went completely as they display useful, quick information. Don't know how complicated it would be to turn them off, coding wise.
Play nice!
Otouto72
750,418
Otouto72
Posted on 10 July 19 at 08:40
Beanpotter said:
I occasionally find these get in the way but would miss them if they went completely as they display useful, quick information. Don't know how complicated it would be to turn them off, coding wise.
I'm not asking for them to be gone completely. What I'm looking for is an option to remove it, a choice, that way I can use the site to my own preferences. I'm not keeen on renewing my Pro subscription if I can't navigate the site without hassle.
Tatl360
184,920
Tatl360
Posted on 10 July 19 at 17:12
I don't dislike the information too.

But the way it works is annoying.

Make it vanish immediately after moving the mouse from the link, if it's possible.
And when a link is opened in another tab, the thing get stuck on the older tab when you come back. Don't leave it open when a link is opened in another tab. It's the worst behaviour of this thing.
Force it to close if the mouse leaves the screen or something.

For example shopping sites and news sites do that, display an annoying thing when you move the mouse off the screen, saying: "you are leaving blah blah blah". Do the opposite. Force it to close immediately if the cursor is off the screen. =( That will improve it considerably.
Loonielee
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Loonielee
Posted on 11 July 19 at 21:01
I’m glad I’m not the only one that has this problem when viewing the full site on my phone.
Any news on a fix?
Is it being worked on?
Otouto72
750,418
Otouto72
Posted on 14 July 19 at 14:54, Edited on 14 July 19 at 14:54 by Otouto72
Loonielee said:
I’m glad I’m not the only one that has this problem when viewing the full site on my phone.
Any news on a fix?
Is it being worked on?
Does anyone care to even look into the situation?
Living Legends
Posted on 14 July 19 at 16:13
Yeah press on the drop box for my threads or home news and it goes away, especially on mobile
Loonielee
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Loonielee
Posted yesterday at 08:43
Living Legends said:
Yeah press on the drop box for my threads or home news and it goes away, especially on mobile
Great tip. Thanks.
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