I thought this was just a fluke, but it's happened about 10 times in the last few months, so I thought I'd report it as a bug.

Sometimes, the body of a question gets a grey background type thing, see screenshot:

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I haven't been able to figure out what causes it to happen...

  • do you have any userscripts or style extensions active? Nov 12, 2016 at 22:07
  • @Zacharee1 - Nope Nov 12, 2016 at 22:21
  • May be due to the edit made.... I mean that maybe whenever an edit is made and the page hasn't been updated with it the background turns grey...
    – Ceda EI
    Nov 13, 2016 at 3:36

1 Answer 1


Apparently, you have keyboard shortcuts enabled: check the preferences page of your user profile.

The grey background matches what happens when one presses a key that moves the shortcut focus on the post, for example j has this effect.

  • Yes, you are correct :) This is the highlighting for the keyboard shortcut for selecting posts.
    – Mark Kirby
    Nov 12, 2016 at 23:21
  • Bingo, that was it :) Nov 13, 2016 at 12:51

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