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Personally, I liked the other way better. It do not really take up too much screen real estate, and I found it easier to read the descriptions at a glance. Maybe it could be a preference saved in a cookie or something?

2 localhost commented Permalink

I agree with Ben. It's an annoying to see the pop up.

3 localhost commented Permalink

My vote to Benjamin Gould's opinion.

4 localhost commented Trackback

Thanks for the comments, everyone; I much appreciate the input, and will share with the developerWorks team. <div>&nbsp;</div> Benjamin, for what it's worth, I also previously suggested to our team the preference-setting/cookie approach...so I believe this option already is being considered for future updates.

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Afraid I have to agree with the previous comments, they are a tad annoying. The previous version, in my opinion, was better as you had the synopsis of the article at a glance.

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I agree that the pop-ins can be a nuisance because many of us 'read with our cursors' much like we read using a finger as kids. <div>&nbsp;</div> 1. I agree it should be an option selected by user.<div>&nbsp;</div> 2. I also feel that the box should shut down, go away, disappear, x seconds after mouse leaves the field. <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> -- Currently it stays there until you mouse over another pop-in link is activated, or until you hit the X ... that can be a nag of un-neatness people don't quite hate but certainly do not like --<div>&nbsp;</div> 3. You might suggest that the developers go and take a look at tvguide.com ... they are using a very yuckie approach to pop-ins, but they offer the option of disabling them. After a tour around the pages the developers might realize which not-nice aspects of TVG site are integrated into the current IBM code ... and think of ways to make things more user considerate.

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I like the idea, but I agree the implementation could do with some refinement. Perhaps the pop ups should appear to the right of the mouse pointer, not underneath it.<div>&nbsp;</div> The nice thing about having pop ups is it gives more space for the rest of the page. The bad thing is, if they are overused, the page could appear to be just a list of links.

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I agree with Kim and Rob: I can't just move my mouse down to look at the next link (because the popup covers it). I have to move my mouse around the box - so either a side box or a box whose top is actually below the next link (with a longer "pointer arrow" connecting it) would work. <div>&nbsp;</div> I've used a graphic question mark at the end of line (as well as "...") to be the hoverable thing.

9 localhost commented Trackback

Fails in Notes 6.5 browser. Only get dark rectangle on text.

10 localhost commented Permalink

I like it either way. However, I definitely agree with L D Best--the pop-up needs to go away after I move my mouse pointer away. As it works now, it can cover up the next heading I'm trying to read.