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please stop the disappearing headers

speculatrixspeculatrix

I don't know who thought it would be a good idea to have the

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header on the right hand of each user's response disappear when the mouse isn't there?!
it's a worse than pointless, it's actively disruptive to make the ability to upvote posts etc. If I am using a tablet then there's no mouse hover.

I can only assume some web developer thought "hey, this is cool, I can make stuff fade in and out when the mouse comes close".

Please revert sanity.

thanks

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    speculatrix
    in fact, having them on the far right is a bad thing because if you narrow the web page you'll never move the mouse nearby at all.
    brilly
    one of the more annoying features - just makes it a flickery mess when the mouse moves
    Admin
    Admin[admin]2 years, 5 months ago2 Likes #3Show comment tools Reply
    One person says flickering is annoying and the other that its too laggy - I guess the fade is about right then?

    The reason to hide them was to make the comments easier to scan. Most of the actions are rarely used in comparison to how many comments are read.
    Admin
    Admin[admin]2 years, 5 months ago1 Like #4Show comment tools Reply
    @realblender - re killing usability. Hiding sections or tools is purposefully 'killing' certain things to focus attention on others.
    master_chief
    It's annoying when someone references a page number so you have to hover over a couple in trial and error to find the one they mean.
    deeky
    master_chief
    It's annoying when someone references a page number so you have to hover over a couple in trial and error to find the one they mean.


    Install rb's script. Sorted. Although I think you need an older version (1.17) to enable permanent headers. They seem to still need hovering over in later versions. http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/131617


    Edited By: deek72 on May 31, 2012 15:01
    brilly
    Admin
    One person says flickering is annoying and the other that its too laggy - I guess the fade is about right then?

    The reason to hide them was to make the comments easier to scan. Most of the actions are rarely used in comparison to how many comments are read.

    can't remember if they flickered instantly or of there was a lag though so could be the same :)
    speculatrix
    I think HUKD speeded it up.

    but it's still a damn stupid idea IMNSHO.

    when I am looking for the reply or like button, I want to go straight to it and click the bloody thing, not "wave" the mouse around somewhere in hope the options will fade into view.

    why not make the names disappear if you don't want clutter?
    why not hide the date and time of the post?
    and get rid of the avatar, that's visual clutter.
    and all that menu banner stuff and logo at the top, yeah, that can go too.

    actually, just give me a totally blank page, and when I move the mouse around bits of HUKD could fade in from the background!!!
    speculatrix
    Admin
    @realblender - re killing usability. Hiding sections or tools is purposefully 'killing' certain things to focus attention on others.


    damn, I accidentally clicked on like. there's no unlike button. or maybe there is and I simply haven't hovered the mouse in the right place.

    surely the whole point of HUKD is to vote stuff up, whether the deal or the comment, and the LIKE option is a key part?!?!
    speculatrix
    ok HUKD, how about making it a preference for people to choose whether to have disappearing headers in their control panel?

    they you can see whether people thinks it's a good idea or not.
    dunfyboy
    Use RB's fix or use the old skin.
    fanpages
    dunfyboy
    Use RB's fix or use the old skin.


    ...or don't use a tablet device,
    fanpages
    master_chief
    It's annoying when someone references a page number so you have to hover over a couple in trial and error to find the one they mean.


    Just look at the address bar for the "page=" reference & read the number next to it.

    If "page=" does not exist, you are on page 1.

    Page numbers are not useful without also referencing the "posts per page" (or "ppp=") value anyway.
    speculatrix
    fanpages
    dunfyboy
    Use RB's fix or use the old skin.


    ...or don't use a tablet device,


    it took me one page reload and lots of mouse waving to be able to reply to this - the REPLY link just wouldnt' appear!

    on my phone I get a "<" on the right which causes the header to slide into view

    that would be preferable to the totally disappearing headers and have to zig-zag the mouse around.

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