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issueid=139 08-15-2011 03:50 AM
Invisible Contacts link in top menu bar.
Between the links "Mark Forums Read" and "My LQ" seems to be an invisible link to "Contacts"

I rather accidentally recognised that there seems to be an invisible link to a "Contacts" page between the "Mark Forums Read" and the "My LQ" link in the top menubar. The address of the linked page is
I am not able to click it, I can only use this link if I use the tab key to cycle through the links.
I am not sure if this link simply should not be there or is just missing its caption.
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Status Fixed
Priority Unknown
Affected Version Unknown
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Users able to reproduce bug 0
Users unable to reproduce bug 1
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08-15-2011 12:41 PM
I'm not able top reproduce this. What is the exact URL you're seeing this on? Can anyone else confirm? A screenshot may help.

08-15-2011 01:50 PM
Bug reproducible with Firefox 5.0 (Screenshot) and Seamonkey 2.2 (Screenshot)
I have focused the invisible Link with the Tab-key, you can see the little dots in the red circle that indicate that the link is focused.
When I press Enter to activate the link it leads me to this site.

The bug occurs on every site that has the top menu on it.

Astonishingly I couldn't reproduce that with Konqueror, since the menu looks different (Screenshot).

OS: Slackware 13.37 (32 + 64 bit)
  • Firefox 5.0 with AdBlock+ (enabled and disabled) and Clippings extensions
  • Seamonkey 2.2 with AdBlock+ (enabled and disabled) extension
  • Konqueror (KDE 4.5.5), no extensions
08-15-2011 01:54 PM
You're either blocking Javascript or using another extension that is breaking the layout (ie. this is a client side issue from what I can tell, not something LQ-related). I can confirm that it's not related to ad block.

08-15-2011 01:58 PM
Note that we've made a change that should work around this.

08-15-2011 02:41 PM
Thanks, works now.

Sidenote: I am using the default Firefox install of Slackware (just looked, Javascript is enabled) with only Adblock+ and Clippings (for managing text modules) extensions, otherwise stock installation.

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