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Old 01-18-2016, 09:00 PM
 
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Anyone else finds it extremely annoying? Many online seller websites are increasingly using the hover feature. When you casually put the mouse anywhere, it will immediately cause either a small screen tip (acceptable) or a HUGE hover screen (unaccpetable) that blocks what you were looking at, and remains there for unbearably long time. Amazon is one among such. I know ranting can't help getting rid of them, but it helps with feeling if someone shares my pain
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Old 01-18-2016, 10:38 PM
 
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I hear what your saying...... Its getting more and more intrusive on the internet!!

ITS ALL A BIG SCAM FOR $$$$$$$$$ ..... More spam ads everywhere,etc........
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Old 01-18-2016, 11:01 PM
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Aren't you using an Hover extension?
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Old 01-19-2016, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Amazon does not do this. You may have some Malware on your PC.
I don't see this a lot but when I do I simply stop visiting those sites.
But if you are getting this on Amazon...it's you.
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Old 01-19-2016, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Amelia View
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snowmountains ... I so agree and share your pain. Netflix uses it and I get so annoyed. Hover may be helpful to someone using a finger on a touch screen, but when using a mouse that gets dragged across a screen to get to its new destination, it causes large blobs all along the way. Yes, a royal pain.
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Old 01-19-2016, 11:06 AM
 
Location: League City
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Oh yes I see this a LOT! It is very common now with newer sites. Often times a card or dialog appears over what I was trying to read, and due to browser inconsistencies it remains on the page even if I move the mouse. Ticks... me... off. Facebook is bad about this. I accidentally 'friended' a stranger because I was trying to click on a link but inadvertently caused some stupid dialog to pop up when I was moving the mouse over a person.

Often I look for the mobile site address just to avoid this madness and use that on my pc. Mobile sites don't have all the frilly nonsense that takes up screen real estate. Or at least they have a lot less.
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Old 01-19-2016, 11:22 AM
 
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I was not even referring to the ads but the seller's own contents. e.g. at Amazon, when you are on a page for a particular product, near the top is some category menu. If your mouse is inadvendently put there, then the whole screen is immediatlely dimmed, while a brigher hover screen is pulled out. This happens over and over again within short a short time. Sooooo annoying.
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Old 01-19-2016, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Ohhh, you mean the "Shop by Department" link?!?
Seriously?
I so very rarely accidentally make that pop up. So rarely I didn't even know what you're talking about.
It's A LOT better then having to go click a link that takes you to ANOTHER page.
How does this bother you? Man.... get over it.
First world problems.
I thought you were refering to how some pages have highlighted links throughout that page, and if you hover over that, ads pop up. I despise those. So obnoxious.
But by design to improve the navigation of a page? This is not a bad thing.
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