Browser woes with big posts April 28, 2003 10:11 AM   Subscribe

When I shift click on one of Y2Karl's opuses. The magic blue link info box gets left open and doesn't close when I mouse over another link. Doing the shift-clicking alt-tab shuffle leaves a whole string of them open.

IE6 Win2K.
posted by inpHilltr8r to Bugs at 10:11 AM (11 comments total)

I've always thought y2karl was shiftless, myself.

(I've got the same config as you, and I need not shift-click, just mouse-over.)
posted by me3dia at 12:26 PM on April 28, 2003

stop the maddness.
posted by crunchland at 12:27 PM on April 28, 2003

To clarify, I shift-click to open a link in a new window, then alt-tab back to the original window, ready to open the next one, so that by the time I've finished opening windows, the first one will have actually loaded. Minimises the amount of time I spend twiddling my thumbs waiting for a page to load.

I use tab-browsing in Phoenix at home, but I use IE at work.

Anyway, shift clicking away, doesn't close the blue box thing.

Also blue box related; boxes for links in the sidebar, appear near the left edge of the main area.
posted by inpHilltr8r at 1:54 PM on April 28, 2003

Why not go into your user settings ("Customize" in the masthead) and set it so links open in new windows? Saves me the trouble.
posted by me3dia at 3:18 PM on April 28, 2003

Err, because I don't always want to open a new window?

Y'know, correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought this was the right place to report bugs in Metafilter?
posted by inpHilltr8r at 4:07 PM on April 28, 2003

This is a bug with IE6 and the DHTML title boxes that has been known and mentioned before.

But I don't remember Matt giving any solution for the bug, except for opting to turn them off. Which is sad, because they're pretty darn cool.
posted by rhapsodie at 4:15 PM on April 28, 2003

A more traditional plural of "opus" is "opera". I'm not trying to be pedantic; instead, I actually just think it's pretty cool that one plural of "opus" is "opera".

That said, I'd like to proudly animadvert my new y2karlulator. You may find it useful.

(Self link, of course)
posted by tss at 7:55 PM on April 28, 2003

Wow, that was totally the wrong word to use. Um, check out the y2karlulator anyway.
posted by tss at 7:59 PM on April 28, 2003

tss, this is great. Really. :)
posted by jokeefe at 11:46 PM on April 28, 2003

it's not a mefi bug, it's an ms/ie bug.
posted by andrew cooke at 6:45 AM on April 29, 2003

This is a bug with IE6 and the DHTML title boxes that has been known and mentioned before.

Ahh, OK, seen. Since the alternative is speed reading, and it's not fatal, and I'm just waiting for the next version of Phoenix (assuming they've fixed the bugs in the edit box focussing) anyway, I'll live with it.
posted by inpHilltr8r at 9:56 AM on April 29, 2003

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