Move X down to bottom to close "Your topic is similar to..." popup


(Tobias Eigen) #1

I am constantly struggling with the “Your topic is similar to…” popup which on my screen disappears off the top of the window, behind the header. See the screenshot below. While I appreciate the helper text, it interferes with my browsing of the site while writing and has me fiddling with text size or making the composer window smaller until the X shows up so I can close it!

My request is to move the X button down to the bottom right corner of the blue popup so that I can quickly dismiss it.


Popups not working - top bar making them unreadable
(Mittineague) #2

Good idea IMHO, I’ve encountered this problem a few times as well.

I usually have my view-port shortened a bit so I can access other apps etc (granted, I could use the toolbar instead)
This problem is more troublesome the rare times when I also have dev tools opened while starting a new topic


(Sam Saffron) #3

I still struggle with this dialog, have never had a hit there when composing a topic that stopped me from composing a topic or was even too relevant.

(x) at bottom right though would be mega weird, we do that no where else … maybe the word “close” … not sure.


Improving discovery of "your topic is similar to" relevance search
(Simon Cossar) #4

I don’t think there is an easy solution to get the topic suggestion window to display overtop of the header, but still have the dropdown menus display overtop of the composer. That’s because the header has position: fixed and that creates a new stacking context. If you reduce the header’s z-index you end up with this:

Possible solutions are to move the popup-menu’s markup so that it is not a child of the composer and can then get it’s own stacking context, or move it to the side of the composer with css like this:


(Jeff Atwood) #5

It might be better to replace (overlay) the preview. I believe we discussed this before, but that seems like a good idea to me.


(Héctor Fernández) #6

I think the overlay on the preview isn’t a good idea. The size of the composer can be changed and the preview can be hidden. It seems forced to me. Why not make the popup start at the header (but not starting on the left) and extend below overlapping a portion of the composer if the space is constrained?


(Sam Saffron) #7

My personal pref is simply making topic create full screen


(Jeff Atwood) #8

Why? That makes no sense, except on mobile. The whole point of the composer is that you can continue to read, scan other topics, etc. Strongly opposed. Except on mobile…


(Sam Saffron) #9

It’s a personal pref for me, in practice I almost never browse around while composing topics, if I do I am happy to use another tab


(Kane York) #10

I don’t often browse around while creating a new topic, but I very often browse around while composing a reply.


(Erlend Sogge Heggen) #11