in case it is relevant... new post was a new topic with one post only, I then moved the one post into another topic, so previous post stayed there as deleted topic... FYI...
Search bar navigation fails if user clicks slowly
- If you click slowly (click-hold-release) on a pop-up search result, the search results disappear but you don't get taken to the desired page.
- If you click quickly (click-release) on a pop-up search result, then you get taken to the desired page as expected.
The animation below shows a slow click (which failed to navigate) followed by a fast click (which successfully navigated). It was recorded on the Qt Forum, but the same behaviour occurs on https://community.nodebb.org/ (Tested today, on Firefox 86.0 and Chrome 88.0.4324.190 on Windows 10)
I believe this occurs because a mouse-down event causes the pop-up to disappear. However, if the clickable link disappears before the user releases the mouse button, then the click event does not trigger.
You are correct, when the input element loses focus it hides the dropdown hence it might miss the click on the result if you click hold a while and release.
This should be fixed on master and on this forum as well.
@jksh What a bug, thanks for reporting!