Miscalibrated Internet Receptor Stalks

Kinja question

Does anyone know if there is a way to get rid of this semi-opaque box that hangs out at the top right-hand corner of any Gawker-owned page you open?

I noticed it after the latest Kinja "update" (I use that term loosely because I don't think that anything was really "updated" in the sense that it got better). However, I never asked about it because…idk, I guess I just kinda got used to it and forgot to ask.


It still bugs me though because it interferes with my reading. I frequently switch between tabs/pages, so I keep track of where I left off reading by pulling the last line I read up to the top of the window. On most sites, this makes things super easy because there's no stupid semi-opaque box that interferes with me using the top edge of the window as a reading guide. On Kinja sites this is all messed up by that stupid box permanently hanging out up there.

I've noticed that the box disappears if you make the window narrow enough, but I think this is an inefficient solution to the problem. The other drop-down boxes let you click on them to choose if you want them to drop down and I don't know that why that's not an option for the right-hand box.

This is what I mean re: boxes that let you choose whether you want them to drop down or not:


I guess I also don't mind those as much because they're on the left-hand side and all the article load on the right-hand side. But the right-hand box just hangs out up there permanently!

Is there some kind of programming reason for this that I'm not aware of? Is there some way to get rid of this? Or is this yet another dumb aspect of (new) Kinja that I should just learn to live with?


P.S. Yes, I know this is a totally superficial quibble (#firstworldproblems and all that), but it still makes me irritated! There just seems to be no logical reason to have this stupid box hanging out up there and…just ugh, BLERGH!

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