# administrivia

Kartik Agaram

02/12/2024, 3:11 AM
Anybody know wtf is up with this new Slack "feature"? Every now and then the thread I am trying to look at gets into this state, and nothing seems to get it out.
Alt-tabbing back to my browser from another window reliably causes this. It happens in a lot more situations, basically if I do anything in the threads view. But only in the threads view. • Whatever thread is currently on screen gets into this state. Other threads above and below don't. • Switching channels and switching back gets out of this state. Still ridiculously frustrating.

Ivan Reese

02/12/2024, 3:46 AM
Never seen this before, sorry. I wonder if it's being invoked when you press-and-hold some meta key, but it's never receiving the keyup event because the browser is handling that and not dispatching it?

Kartik Agaram

02/12/2024, 4:27 AM
Yeah, something like that. Interestingly, it happens also with ctrl key (like if I select some text and hit ctrl+c to copy. Even when I start with a fresh tab and it has never encountered the alt/meta key before. So, more than one key 🤷🏼