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turn off highlight text 'Start thread' pop-up chat
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usethetools01

I could do with some help.
I'd like to turn-off the 'Start thread' pop-up that appears when you highlight text in any repl.
I already have 'Code intelligence' disabled.

Thanks in advance.
screenshot_repl_StartThreadOnHighlight

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0kb0mm3r
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MichaelSulliva4
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metalgabe

I agree, just noticed this for the first time today and the overlay blocks code when I'm selecting text. That's a horrible experience. Please remove this automatic behavior.

Screen Shot 2021-03-22 at 16.42.20

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Qyden

This is absolutely the most annoying thing, please make an option to turn it off.

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Psychoman

7 month and this major, extremely annoying problem still exist. gj replit

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pharmswede

Yeah, surprised that this is the only post requesting this? Very irritating to have a little pop-up appear right where I'm working constantly. Even if I was collaborating, 99% of the time I wouldn't need it right then.

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JoshuaBaldwin

Same here it is very frustrating

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AlexanderSalama

It's definitively irritating and useless to have it everywhere. Please provide a way to disable that "start thread". I have resorted to use a carefully designed ublock rule.

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RolandJLevy

Thanks for posting this. The 'Start thread' tooltip is incredibly annoying. Isn't there an option to turn it off?

It has really put me off replit.com which I've been using for years.

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ChuckyEllison

I've managed to work around this by adding a filter in uBlock Origin that prevents the popups from appearing.

replit.com##[class*=new-annotation-button]

Hopefully there aren't any other annotation buttons that I'm blocking :)

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MichaelSulliva4

@ChuckyEllison, Lifesaver. Thanks! I use Replit to teach HTML & CSS to high school students and this popup is constantly obstructing code that the students need to see, forcing them to click on the viral bugger and close it out before they can get back to work. Chronic time-waster.

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Joshextremegmer

I was able to get this to stop appearing by using Adblock in Chrome to block it. Right-click the popup > Adblock > block this ad

Hope this helps

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pharmswede

Your method with Adblock worked for me, thanks!

Agreeing with opinions here that not having the option to disable this is... what word hasn't been used yet... absurd.

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AlieksandrKhark

yep, it's really very annoying and now it's appears right on the code, not upper

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BridgetGraves

I just found repl, was excited to use it, but I can't see the context of where I'm selecting due to this dumb "Start Thread" popup. I'm going to try the ad blocker suggested below and if that doesn't work, I'm out. There are other environments out there.
Edit: Adblock didn't work for me, for some reason.

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TruLie

this is insane and completely ruins this entire site.