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Because of more poor UI design, half my thread title is truncated unnecessarily. The actual title is: (Minor) Poor UI and UX: Calendar control for expiry when starting a new poll does not dismiss when losing focus

  • What happened?
    When you click in the text area for "Expires midnight (GMT) on" while creating a new poll, the calendar control opens. However, it is not dismissed when you click away from it (as any modal UI element analogous to a menu or popup control should).
    Instead, the control only goes away when you again click inside the text area. A text area is not a valid element for accepting a return click, therefore the discover-ability to dismiss the modal UI is poor.

    The control does dismiss once you choose a date, however toggling its visibility might be a mistake and the user may not intend to actually invoke the control.

  • Are you able to reproduce this problem consistently?
    Yes

  • What steps did you take to reproduce this problem?
    1. Begin creating poll
    2. Click in "Expires midnight (GMT) on" text box to open calendar control
    3. Attempt to dismiss it as you would a normal menu (click any other element on the page)
    4. The control does not dismiss as expected for a modal UI element.

  • What action did you expect to occur when this bug appeared?
    Calendar control to dismiss

  • Browser, active browser addons, and operating system:
    Firefox, IE same behavior.

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