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#1 Darksbane0

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 11:31 AM

Has anyone else found this to be extremely distracting and annoying. Most times when browsing the topic list I will have my mouse over near that side of the screen and many times I'll get a user card popup without intending it. I think for usernames under the topic link the hover should be removed and changed to a click.
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#2 Amy T

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 11:33 AM

Nope do not find it annoying at all. Found it helpful actually.
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Posted 14 June 2011 - 11:50 AM

its too close to the "last post" link imo
would work better if it was linked to the avatar rather than its current trigger

in fact would suggest could be better if both members name and date could be the "last post" link and avatar as the profile link ?

#4 Tanax

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 12:00 PM

Nope. I keep wondering how people browse every time I read one of these topics because personally I've never had any troubles with any of the popups in 3.2.

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 12:21 PM

I'll give an example then to show why this is annoying for me.

Initially I click on the IPBoard link on the main forum page
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Note where my cursor is

then that brings me to the topic page
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with my cursor in the perfect position for me to use the scroll wheel and scroll down and accidently mouse over the user name and pop up the hover card.
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Posted 14 June 2011 - 12:44 PM

Very rarely does it pop up for me - far less annoying than the topic preview on VB!

To be honest I would rather have the benefit of it and a few false positives than the old system.
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#7 Darksbane0

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 12:47 PM

Would you really be losing so much benefit if it was changed to click there instead of hover?

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 12:59 PM

I have to agree. It is annoying as hell. :cry:

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 01:33 PM

Not really an issue as the vast majority of people I assume are moving their mouse after clicks hence why this function has a delay until it pops up.
The pop up takes almost 2 sec to start...I don t see this as being an issue as the position of your mouse on the screen can not be predicted hence the only way to fix this issue for you would be to force a click instead of a hover function.

Less clicks is better. To avoid accidental hovers you can set your delay to a longer time so that this issue would be fixed on your board.
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Posted 14 June 2011 - 02:11 PM

Has anyone else found this to be extremely distracting and annoying. Most times when browsing the topic list I will have my mouse over near that side of the screen and many times I'll get a user card popup without intending it. I think for usernames under the topic link the hover should be removed and changed to a click.


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Posted 14 June 2011 - 02:15 PM

It should hover only after 7 seconds of mouse on username.

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 02:20 PM

I think 6.8 seconds is more appropriate. Or perhaps 6.75.
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Posted 14 June 2011 - 02:45 PM

I much prefer the hover to clicking.

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 02:54 PM

I totally love this hover option.

I think it adds a sense of community to the board by showing what the other person is reading/doing as well as displaying their most recent status update. Encouraging people to use the status update I think is essential.

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 03:27 PM

OP: I can understand it must be very hard for you to move the mouse a couple of centimeters to the right.... but not everybody's like that :)
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Posted 14 June 2011 - 03:45 PM

OP: I can understand it must be very hard for you to move the mouse a couple of centimeters to the right.... but not everybody's like that :smile:


It's about usability. When clicking through to a forum from the index page, a user should be able to scroll up and down the topic list and easily click on a topic of interest to them. Why should a user need to move their mouse / pointer a few centimetres to the right to avoid hovercards? (or for that matter, why should they have to move their pointer over to the right to get to something useful - the topic preview, when a more intuitive position for it would be to immediately to the left of the topic title. But that's probably an argument for another topic)
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Posted 14 June 2011 - 04:14 PM

Why do you scroll to move the cursor? The scroll is far less precise than actually moving the mouse.
Scrolling is for moving up and down on the page, moving the mouse is for moving the cursor on the current scrollwindow.

Scroll is NOT for moving the cursor. If you've learned to browse like that then I'm sorry for you.

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 04:20 PM

only sometimes it gets in my way but maybe because I'm not used to it.

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 04:20 PM

Well I use the scroll wheel on my mouse a lot. I don't use it to move my cursor, but it is faster that going over to the right edge of my screen to scroll down...

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 04:21 PM

I think 6.8 seconds is more appropriate. Or perhaps 6.75.


or maybe 6.75000000000000000000000000000000001 :laugh:

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