Highlighting Text in Comments Centers the Page

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17 Feb, 2020 06:47 AM

I frequently highlight text in the comments (select it with the mouse) either to make it easier to read or to copy a phrase for a google search. Doing so creates a box around the comment which then centers on the page. This is EXTREMELY annoying and I can't figure out any reason for it to function that way. Can you turn that "feature" off?

Actually, it looks like clicking anywhere on comments centers them. This only seems to happen on the desktop browser which makes it even more pointless. And it's even more annoying when the comment is multiple paragraphs long.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Daily Kos Staff on 17 Feb, 2020 11:04 PM

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    Hello, and thanks for making this observation.

    You are correct that with the new-style comment style, the attempt to highlight some text within a given comment winds up selecting the entire comment. (Here, selecting means that the comment as a whole is singled out and boxed in orange, as you have found, and the comment-specific URL is displayed in the address bar.) I don't know whether this result is a necessary one under the new design, but I can find out.

  2. 2 Posted by dano2l on 02 May, 2020 12:36 AM

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    Thanks for the reply. Any updates? It's not the orange box that's annoying, it's the vertical centering on the page.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Daily Kos Staff on 20 May, 2020 05:57 PM

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    Hello again. Apologies for not getting back to you sooner.

    Thanks for explaining in more detail what you mean. I do see it happening, and I can appreciate why it would be disconcerting. But the selection of a comment is indeed what causes it to be centered on the page. It's related to the way comments load now in more limited ways rather than all at once, so it's not something we'll be adjusting.

    Sorry not to have a more satisfactory answer for you. Thanks for your support of the site all the same.

  4. Daily Kos Staff closed this discussion on 20 May, 2020 05:57 PM.

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