URL popup overlays and disables links in a page's lower left corner on mouse-over

Fixed Issue #17479071


Mark L.
May 11, 2018
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  • Microsoft Edge
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Steps to reproduce

On link mouse-over (a.k.a. hover), Edge always posts a URL-preview popup in the page’s lower-left corner, making it very difficult to use any links that appear there. To reproduce, visit http://learning-python.com, and hover the mouse cursor over the leftmost links in the bottom-of-page toolbar. The URL popup will hide and disable one or more links in the toolbar. All other browsers avoid covering these links, by posting the URL preview on the right, below the page, or in a status bar, when needed; at the least, users should be able to disable it. This issue impacts many sites, and has gone unnoticed by Microsoft support; please fix this.


Comments and activity

  • UPDATE - THIS HAS BEEN FIXED in Edge 42, installed with the April 2018 Windows 10 feature update, version 1803, which just showed up on my machines (a few weeks after this post).

    See the second and third attached screenshots; Edge 41 (and earlier) botched hovers over lower-left links, but Edge 42 addresses this by posting the URL preview above the hovered-over links so that they are still usable.

    The specific version of Edge with the fix on my machines is 42.17134.1.0. This may or may not cause issues for some pages, but it finally makes Edge usable for my site. Thanks for the fix.

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Assigned To to “James M.”

  • Hello,

    Thank you for sharing your problem and solution. We look forward to additional feedback you may have on how we can improve Microsoft Edge.

    Best Wishes,
    The MS Edge Team

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Status to “Fixed”

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