Title says it all, I find it incredibly distracting and it's frequently difficult to get them to go away once they've appeared.

Doubt if it's relevant, but I'm using Firefox on Windows.

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    Alright, since @iglvzx mentioned that he might do a blog entry about this, let's just move that to MSU then. – slhck Jul 20 '12 at 1:47
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    Those things are a long-standing annoyance. They SHOULD collapse once the mouse pointer moves away, but they usually don't. – kreemoweet Jul 20 '12 at 5:47
  • I usually have the reverse issue when editing tags on a question and not being able to get this popup :( – Der Hochstapler Jul 21 '12 at 16:20

If you use Chrome's Inspector tools from Developer » Developer Tools – or the Firefox equivalent from Tools » Web Developer » Inspector – you can try to find out the element's CSS selector and then turn off its visibility altogether:



Therefore, on Super User, following CSS rule will just make them disappear.

#tag-menu {
  display: none;

You can use the Stylish add-on for Firefox or Chrome to define site-specific styles.

  • I've heard of the Stylish FF extension before and wondered of what use it might be, so guess it's time to find-out... (I'd prefer not switching broswers). – martineau Jul 20 '12 at 1:40
  • Thanks, worked like a charm! Learning curve was too bad, either. ;-) – martineau Jul 20 '12 at 1:57
  • I meant "wasn't too bad" of course. OTOH, seems like a lot of trouble for something that ought to easier to disable (or not be there at all). – martineau Jul 20 '12 at 10:29
  • Well, Stack Exchange doesn't like having user configuration, so I guess that's all you can do :) – slhck Jul 20 '12 at 12:04
  • If one has the AdblockPlus extension to the browser, one can add the custom filter "superuser.com##div#tag-menu" to the list. Works well in Firefox, not sure about Chrome. – kreemoweet Jul 20 '12 at 19:42
  • @kreemoweet: Actually I like your suggestion about using AdBlockPlus a little better because that's an add-on I already use so wouldn't have to have yet-another-ff-extension to do this one little thing. Very clever, thanks! – martineau Jul 21 '12 at 17:02

This isn't really a separate answer, but rather to allow me to elaborate slightly on @slhck's suggestion of using the Stylish Firefox extension for anyone else interested in doing it. After downloading and installing the add-on, I manually added the following style and named it NoTagMenu:

@namespace url(http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml);

@-moz-document domain("superuser.com"), domain("stackoverflow.com")  {

/* ccs rule */
#tag-menu {
  display: none;

As you can see, I have it also applied to the stackoverflow domain, which has the same issue (no surprise).


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