Home Page has lightbox-like link-blocking overlay

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by jennyp, May 8, 2018.

  1. jennyp macrumors 6502

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    When I come to the macrumors.com home page in Safari, and click on either the buyer's guide or forums link, the window gets a slight cast over it, like I invoked a lightbox or some similar page overlay, and from thereon I can't click on any link on the page. A page refresh appears to bring things back to normal, but then the same thing happens.

    The only way I can get to the forums or buyer's guide link is to right-click on it straight away and select "Open Link in New Tab" from Safari's contextual menu.
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    #2
    I'm not seeing that here. Can you get a screenshot of it?
     
  3. theluggage macrumors 68040

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    Hi, I've seen this too on the iPad - I think its being caused by the modal EU cookie policy pop-up: for some reason the dialog sometimes isn't appearing but the click-blocking translucent grey overlay is. You might have to clear your "cookie consent" cookie to reproduce.
     
  4. sman789 Customer Support

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    I'm not seeing this either. I've tried on the iPad and MacBook with the updates.
     
  5. theluggage macrumors 68040

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    I'm not seeing it now. However, it was definitely the sort of click-blocking translucent layer that you use for a modal dialog so I'd give good odds that it was the modal cookie policy dialog misfiring - and I haven't seen that again either (even after clearing browsing data) so I suspect that you'll need to trigger that somehow to reproduce the bug.

    If MacRumors doesn't have a modal cookie policy dialog then something altogether more interesting is afoot...

    (Also, 2004 called and wants its animated-marquee "Congratulations, you are our 1,000,000th visitor" ad back, but since I've apparently been the 1,000,000th visitor for over a week now times are obviously hard so I guess MacRumors needs the ad revenue :) )
     

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