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Asked: Nov 05 '13 at 23:17

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Last updated: Oct 27 '16 at 07:21

One annoyance I have been dealing with for a while is these descriptive pop-ups.

Let my state clearly, these are not advertisements. They are previews of what is in each question. When you try touching the screen to scroll you also touch questions then these pop-up previews open up obstructing other questions underneath.

I on my phone try scrolling and these pop-ups keep getting in the way. So I miss like every other question, simply because it is under some other question's pop-up.

Maybe on a desktop this is nice, but on a cell phone it is a pain.

Is there some way around this? How do I get the pop-up to clear once it opens, so I could see what is under it?

This also happens to a lesser degree with comments and voting for users. With comments it just gets in the way of writing. With the votes it seems to disrupt the vote, making it so that I need to up vote sometimes a bunch of times before it stays an up vote. Sometimes I need to refresh the browser and try again before it works.

These are not ads. They are previews and descriptions.

asked Nov 05 '13 at 23:17

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Wade Casaldi

edited Nov 07 '13 at 15:44

Don't the ads disappear when you log on? I only see ads when I'm not logged on.

(Nov 07 '13 at 14:35) ele

The site is supported by ads, so blocking them might not be too cool, but you can use ADBLOCK for your cell phone.

And you might have some spyware.


answered Nov 06 '13 at 06:37

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Dollar Bill

I found out if I nudge my screen sideways the preview descriptions disappear. Hence I get rid of the blockage and can see what is underneath.

I am talking about this for all cell phone users visiting IQ or Meta IQ. I know they disappear on the PC when you move the mouse but on a cellphone I had to find another way. Up and down did not make them disappear but sideways does. Just a slight move sideways works then you can scroll down until the next one gets in the way, but if you keep on the sideways solution it will get you through.


answered Nov 09 '13 at 13:03

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Wade Casaldi

I've tried viewing the site using Android with the default browser, Chrome and Firefox and can't see the problems you are describing. Can you try a different browser (you don't need to log in) and tell me if the problems still happen?


answered Nov 10 '13 at 10:04

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Simon Templeton ♦♦

It is clear I will have to describe these pop-ups in detail. They appear in every browser I try and on my laptop with fire fox.

If I try voting for someone a popup comes up that says to cancel click again. I click in the comment box, a popup comes up that says click here to comment. I scroll and put my finger on a tag while scrolling, a popup comes up saying see all questions with this tag. Again I scroll a popup comes up telling me what is in the last question I touched while scrolling.

You don't see any of that?

(Nov 10 '13 at 18:40) Wade Casaldi

@Wade Casaldi I'm well aware of what pop-up hints are, I wrote the code that put them there. What I am saying is that I do not see them causing any obscuring while scrolling or performing other activities. The only time they pop-up on a mobile browser is when you have selected a link and the browser is taking a few moments to redirect to that link. The pop-up will then appear because of the selection combined with the delay.

From your description, your browser appears to be set to select a link without the browser redirecting to it. That is why I am asking you to try it in a different browser

(Nov 11 '13 at 02:32) Simon Templeton ♦♦

Oh no the moment I touch anything a popup comes up. To select it takes a double click. That is the same on all my browsers. Maybe it is my phone then?

(Nov 11 '13 at 10:29) Wade Casaldi

@Wade Casaldi "To select it takes a double click" Yes, this would definitely cause the problems you have mentioned. This is non-standard behaviour for Android as far as I know. Usually double-click is for zooming. It may be a setting in your phone that is set to do this. What kind of phone do you have?

(Nov 11 '13 at 10:42) Simon Templeton ♦♦

If it is a quick double click yes that is zoom. Perhaps I should have said click again. If I am scrolling and lightly touch to scroll the popups come. If I pick and press on a choice then it selects.

I have a Droid Razr.

(Nov 11 '13 at 14:54) Wade Casaldi

@Wade Casaldi I have done some internet searches and cannot find any information that suggests that your phone would have software installed that makes it work differently to how other phone web browsers work. I do not have access to any Droid Razrs so can you carefully check your browser/phone settings to establish whether you have anything set that requires you to make two taps to select a web browser link. I am very reluctant to make changes to Inward Quest to accommodate a phone that is not behaving in a standard way.

(Nov 12 '13 at 12:19) Simon Templeton ♦♦

Thanks Simon, it is really not a big deal now that I've figured out all I need do is wiggle the screen to make them go away.

(Nov 12 '13 at 13:53) Wade Casaldi
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