url that displays on hover prevents clicking on link in bottom left corner

By design Issue #4411204


Aug 28, 2015
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Steps to reproduce


Repro Steps:

This issue is not site specific. The url provided below is just one example where the issue can be reproduced.

  1. Navigate to: https://support.office.com/en-us
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page
  3. Hover over the link “Change language” > You will see the url for the link display on top of the link.
  4. Try to click the link “Change language” > You will see that the browser does not navigate to the page.
  5. Try to right-click on the link > You will not see the right-click menu display

Expected Results:

Given that a link appears in the bottom left corner of the window, when I hover over the link, then the url for the link displays in another location and not on top of the link I’m trying to click. For example, in IE 11 on Windows 8, the url will display in the bottom right corner when I hover over a link in the bottom left corner.

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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Sermet I.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Sermet I.” to “IE S.”

      Changed Status to “By design”

    • I found this same problem on the Bling.com home page! (rather ironic). No problem clicking on links at bottom on Bing.com in Chrome, but trying to do so on Edge, and the URL tooltip gets in the way.

    • Can this bug please be fixed as it’s increasingly preventing our users from being able to use Edge in SharePoint. I think Microsoft wants us to adopt Edge but if many of it’s own websites are crippled by this feature, then it’s proving difficult. The fix is simple - if the user moves the mouse into that area, move the pop-up URL to somewhere else.

    • Hello,

      Thank you for providing this information about the issue. This is the UX design for Edge. We’ll monitor further feedback to get an idea of the impact. Currently, we do not plan to release a fix for this problem. Please update this case if you can provide new information for us to consider.

      Best Wishes,
      The MS Edge Team

    • That’s a shame. Can you not at least provide an option to remove this bar? I like the browser itself, but at least two pages I use several times daily get very fussy to use because there are buttons I need in that area, resulting in the download of another browser.

    • It is disappointing that the official position from the Edge team is “we know it a problem but were not going to do anything about it” (to paraphrase). I have had problems clicking links in the bottom left corner on multiple sites, in some cases forcing me to jump into another browser to use the site.

      Surely it is a small fix to either have links appear where the mouse is, or as least if the mouse is in the bottom corner to show the link elsewhere (eg at the top or on the right etc.)

      A good browser should accommodate (as far as possible) the widest possible variety of website designs. However, when it hinders use of other Microsoft Products (like Bing) it is somewhat embarrassing in my view.

    • Still an issue in Edge 41.16299.15.0. No plans to release a fix? - might be time to make some!

    • Yes, it would as it continues to annoy me - especially on the increasing number of Discourse based forums where the save and cancel buttons are bottom left. Then again, I’ve given Edge the benefit of the doubt and really waned to like it but I’ve just switched to Chrome on my AMD A8 based laptop - it’s just not powerful enough to run Edge. CPU always >90% and therefore runs hot and is throttled back - double whammy!

    • Status is ‘By Design’(!) Anyone know how to appeal this or move it so that it will be looked at again other than raising the issue as a separate log (which would presumably then be marked as a duplicate)

    • This is problem with my company too. Link cannot be clicked. This prevent logging out from our web apps.

    • Same here. We are forced to install Chrome or Firefox to all users. For example we cant’t handle purchase invoices with Edge because the buttons needed are located in left bottom corner (and with Edge you can not click the buttons because of that tooltip)

    • I suspect you’ll have to raise it again to get around the “By Design” status.

    • This issue is very annoying. It is amazing how many times the button I need to click is under the mouse-over.

    • Indeed but Microsoft are user blind in this instance… Discourse is an increasingly popular forum system and it has the key action buttons bottom left. I use Discourse nearly every day and therefore Edge annoys me every day. I’ve already switched to Chrome on my laptop for performance reasons. I’ve seriously tried to stick with Edge but I’m being forced to change :-(

    • Three years later and the exact same issue exists. Please fix this or provide a setting to turn off displaying the url (or timeout after a certain period).

    • hmmm just trying out Windows 10 dual booting from a Mac. Last time I used Windows was Win 95. Not much improved User Experience in over 20 years! Way to go Microshaft! Edge is a joke, interface is POOR and this URL popup on rollover is pointless and stupid. I have Edge 42 and this issue isn’t fixed. MS just stick it in a status bar at the bottom of the screen like Firefox and other sensible browsers not designed by effing idiots. Also give the user the ability to show and hide the status bar. MacOS Safari makes this browser and OS interface look crap. Thank god I can boot back into sanity

    • I have Microsoft Edge ver. 42.17134.1.0 and now it is working fine. Link appears next to button.

    • Agreed, has been fixed and is not a problem in Edge 42.17134.1.0

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