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Smilie dropdown won't go away!

VeerdinVeerdin Member UncommonPosts: 33
edited July 2016 in Help Desk
UPDATE:
Apparently this can occur if you hit the : key, in fact it's happening to me right now. I was able to fix it on my last thread by toggling the HTML mode on and off while it was active, but now it's not working anymore. So I'm at a loss.



I'm trying to write up a thread on the General Discussions board, but every time I type something, I get this weird drop down menu showing up:



I notice, though, that it's not showing up on this post.

What is this and how do I make it go away?

Thanks.
Post edited by Veerdin on

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  • VrikaVrika Member EpicPosts: 5,683
    I've had same problem with two of my posts.

    Using Google Chrome and Win 7.
     
  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 20,647
    It's the new more challenging forum feature for the veteran mmorpg posters here who often complain how things are too easy these days.

    :)
  • observerobserver Member RarePosts: 3,685
    edited July 2016
    This happened to me several weeks back, but it hasn't happened to me again.  I'm also on Chrome if that helps.
  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 20,647
    observer said:
    This happened to me several weeks back, but it hasn't happened to me again.  I'm also on Chrome if that helps.

    It happens to me on occasion - can't repro it, but it is super annoying when it happens 
  • waynejr2waynejr2 Member EpicPosts: 7,768
    It seems to happen when I add a :  followed by a D.  Right now it happened with just a :   This popup is a bad design. 
    http://www.youhaventlived.com/qblog/2010/QBlog190810A.html  

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  • VeerdinVeerdin Member UncommonPosts: 33
    edited July 2016
    Found a fix: If I toggle the HTML mode on and off it seems to fix the problem.

    For reference, I'm using Google Chrome and running Win10 64bit.

    EDIT: just replicated it on the main post while updating it and this time, toggling HTML didn't fix it.
  • AntiquatedAntiquated Member RarePosts: 1,415
    edited July 2016
    I dumped it with the esc key :shrug:

    The old DOS instincts rarely fail.
  • VrikaVrika Member EpicPosts: 5,683
    edited July 2016
    waynejr2 said:
    It seems to happen when I add a :  followed by a D.  Right now it happened with just a :   This popup is a bad design. 
    I think quoting a post with a : in it causes the bug to happen. Also the esc -key trick used by Antiquated doesn't work for me, every time I press any other key it comes immediately back.


    EDIT 3: If there's an incomplete emote anywhere in the text before your cursor it will happen every time you press a key. So if there's : mark, or for example :awesom


    EDIT 4: Except if there's : mark followed by something that couldn't be completed as an emote before the incomplete emote, like :RandomText. That will prevent it happening, but only if it's before the incomplete emote.

    This seems to be a separate bug. Something that couldn't be completed as an emote, like :RandomText will prevent the emote menu from appearing later on post even when it should appear.
    Post edited by Vrika on
     
  • QuizzicalQuizzical Member LegendaryPosts: 20,831
    I've had the same problem.  I'm using Opera and Windows 10.
  • waynejr2waynejr2 Member EpicPosts: 7,768
    I dumped it with the esc key :shrug:

    The old DOS instincts rarely fail.

    Workarounds are just that, workarounds.  I know you are being helpful but that isn't a fix.   It is a bad design.
    http://www.youhaventlived.com/qblog/2010/QBlog190810A.html  

    Epic Music:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAigCvelkhQ&list=PLo9FRw1AkDuQLEz7Gvvaz3ideB2NpFtT1

    https://archive.org/details/softwarelibrary_msdos?&sort=-downloads&page=1

    Kyleran:  "Now there's the real trick, learning to accept and enjoy a game for what it offers rather than pass on what might be a great playing experience because it lacks a few features you prefer."

    John Henry Newman: "A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault."

    FreddyNoNose:  "A good game needs no defense; a bad game has no defense." "Easily digested content is just as easily forgotten."

    LacedOpium: "So the question that begs to be asked is, if you are not interested in the game mechanics that define the MMORPG genre, then why are you playing an MMORPG?"




  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 33,283
    I ran into the problem yesterday on my Android Smartphone using the default browser.

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  • MikeBMikeB Community ManagerAdministrator RarePosts: 6,450
    Will let the guys know.

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    Community Manager
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  • GruntyGrunty Member EpicPosts: 8,644
    edited July 2016
    It just happened to me. I seemed to be caused by a space in front of the colon.  Removing the space caused the pop up to go away. 

    :D calls the pop up.  .:D this does not.

    The use of a colon in grammar does not include having a space just before it.
    Post edited by Grunty on
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  • RhoklawRhoklaw Member EpicPosts: 6,430
    I had this happen to me once, maybe twice. I'm using Google Chrome and Windows 7.  At first I thought it was just another rogue program trying to escape the Matrix, but I simply followed the white rabbit and everything turned out ok.

  • SpottyGekkoSpottyGekko Member EpicPosts: 6,887
    This bug has caused me endless frustration in the last few weeks. So much so that I actually abandoned some attempts at commenting !

    Hopefully it will no longer be a feature in the new forums. The dropdown menu in the comments header is perfectly adequate, the buggy and irritating context menu is not needed.
  • waynejr2waynejr2 Member EpicPosts: 7,768
    This bug has caused me endless frustration in the last few weeks. So much so that I actually abandoned some attempts at commenting !

    Hopefully it will no longer be a feature in the new forums. The dropdown menu in the comments header is perfectly adequate, the buggy and irritating context menu is not needed.

    Having it interrupt you while typing is annoying and bad design.
    http://www.youhaventlived.com/qblog/2010/QBlog190810A.html  

    Epic Music:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAigCvelkhQ&list=PLo9FRw1AkDuQLEz7Gvvaz3ideB2NpFtT1

    https://archive.org/details/softwarelibrary_msdos?&sort=-downloads&page=1

    Kyleran:  "Now there's the real trick, learning to accept and enjoy a game for what it offers rather than pass on what might be a great playing experience because it lacks a few features you prefer."

    John Henry Newman: "A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault."

    FreddyNoNose:  "A good game needs no defense; a bad game has no defense." "Easily digested content is just as easily forgotten."

    LacedOpium: "So the question that begs to be asked is, if you are not interested in the game mechanics that define the MMORPG genre, then why are you playing an MMORPG?"




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