How to Fix input title attribute in IE6?
November 29, 2007 4:29 PM   Subscribe

Why does this text box input have its title flash on and off when I hover over it, and more importantly how do I fix it? When a user hovers over the box the title should just stay.

I made this flash recording to display the behavior:
(sorry for the poor quality.)

As you can see I have a text box with a title attribute. I hover my mouse over the text box, and the title will appear for a moment, my mouse changes to a pointer, the title dissapears, my mouse changes to the text thingy, title appears and so on ...

Please help, I'm stuck.
posted by GregX3 to Computers & Internet (10 answers total)
IE6. I tried the site in Camino, Firefox, and Safari and they all seem to display it properly.

As for the specific reason why IE6 is doing that... I don't know. Did you try disabling all CSS and javascript temporarily, and then seeing if it happens?
posted by jeffxl at 4:42 PM on November 29, 2007

hard to say without seeing the actual page/js source, but my guess is that you have either a blur or hover attrib that is interfering with IE6's title display -- if that is IE6's title display....

do you have a direct link to a page that contains this behavior?
posted by fishfucker at 5:04 PM on November 29, 2007

er, that would be blur or mouseover, but you get the idea.
posted by fishfucker at 5:05 PM on November 29, 2007

Response by poster: fish***, here's the link

I'm pretty sure there's nothing fancy in the code regarding mouseover, etc.
posted by GregX3 at 6:07 PM on November 29, 2007

Did you resolve it? I just tried the site in IE6, now, and it works fine for me, as it did in the other browsers.
posted by jeffxl at 6:28 PM on November 29, 2007

Response by poster: No, I didn't change anything. It's really working for you?
posted by GregX3 at 6:29 PM on November 29, 2007

Yup, works ok in ie6
posted by mattoxic at 11:40 PM on November 29, 2007

Yes, really.
posted by jeffxl at 5:40 AM on November 30, 2007

Response by poster: aha, on this computer I have an over-sized cursor settings. I bet that's why I see it and you don't.

I'm pretty sure it's related to the cursor changing when the title appears and thus ... being in a location that no longer triggers the title popup?

So I wonder if I should put in some css that makes the cursor stay a text selector thingy over textboxes?
posted by GregX3 at 6:45 AM on November 30, 2007

Response by poster: On the other hand, how many people are going to have both IE6 and extra large cursors? I can probably live with that.
posted by GregX3 at 6:47 AM on November 30, 2007

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