Sometimes when scrolling on my phone, I tap a tag and the info box appears:

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Once it appears, I can’t get it to go away without refreshing the page. This is supremely annoying. How do I make it go away without navigating away or refreshing the page?

I’m using iOS Safari.


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For me, it is sufficient to just tap any other part of the screen, outside the info box. To avoid triggering some other feature, I can do so in empty space or on normal, unlinked text. (This is also iOS Safari)

  • \$\begingroup\$ This only works sometimes, so I’m trying to reliably reproduce the behavior where it doesn’t. \$\endgroup\$ Commented May 1 at 7:45
  • \$\begingroup\$ @ThomasMarkov I experimented some more: the tag only doesn't vanish if you first tap it to open a new page, then use the back button. In those cases it seems reload is the only thing that helps I could find, at least it keeps you at the same spot \$\endgroup\$ Commented May 1 at 12:49

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