Image lightboxes and back button can leave cursor incorrect



  • Not a major one, but a bug nonetheless.

    Please read the following steps carefully before proceeding, so that you don't obscure these instructions with the image you're going to click in step 1.


    STEP 1 - Click the image below

    STEP 2 - Without closing the lightbox that appears, click your browser's back button.

    STEP 3 - Observe that the cursor is now incorrect and remains incorrect while navigating the rest of the site.


    On my WP8 phone with IE10, the grey lightbox background remains on the page when navigating backwards and can be dismissed with a click.

    On Chrome 35 on Linux, the cursor stays as a magnifying glass with a "-" symbol in it (zoom out I assume) unless hovering on links.



  • Thanks a lot, now I'm stuck with a magnifier glass mouse cursor.
    and a strange craving for cheese



  • It's okay, you can get rid of it by reinstalling your operating system.


    Filed under: or refreshing the page...



  • @Luhmann said:

    and a strange craving for cheese

    You're stuck with that one for life. Sorry =/



  • @Keith said:

    STEP 2 - Without closing the lightbox that appears, click your browser's back button.

    Cannot reproduce, since there was no history in that tab....


    INB4: Middle-clicking the unread items in the Suggested Topics list is a barrier to Discourse...



  • @PJH said:

    Cannot reproduce, since there was no history in that tab....

    I got the same when I first did it, but making sure that there is history before starting does cause this tab to have magnifying glass for a cursor.



  • @Keith said:

    click your browser's back button.

    There's the problem right there. This is Discourse. You're not supposed to use the back button. You're Doing It Wrong.



  • Looks like lightbox magic. You can also fix it by clicking on the lightbox again.



  • Super funny response..I bet you are great at parties, birthdays and social events.


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