Is it possible to configure the time for which the "Undo Notice" float-over stays visible

IMHO, the Undo Notice float-over stays up for quite a bit longer than necessary needing an extra Esc click to take it away whenever I am doing edits.

Is there a way to configure it to -

  1. Reduce the time for which it is visible
  2. Take it away completely (since I can always restore my edits from history)

I agree on this. It sticks just a little bit too long. I am often hitting ESC.

Actually, I hadn’t even realized all these years that it goes away on its own. I thought the default behaviour was the manual “Esc” to kick it away.
Today I thought, I might dig into its CSS to try to hack it to make it disappear, and that is when I learnt it actually goes away after a certain timeout!
Indeed, the timeout is way too long.

Hello folks,

Thanks for bringing attention to this, never thought this Undo message could be annoying.
What do you think a more appropriate timeout for it would it be?



Do we really need it to begin with when Ctrl-Z and “Restore from History” are already available?

My vote would be to take it out completely or have it as a setting to turn off/on.

A short timeout might lose its meaning with the possibility to click on the Undo and a longer timeout is irritating (as it blocks the view) and also increases number of clicks/keypresses (ESC)


Or, how about keeping the timeout for the notice really short (1 second visibility with a fade out exit) + removing the undo link from the notice and just add text (Press Ctrl-Z to undo)?

This will make sure that the text is visible and the relates short cut (Ctrl-Z) is also taught to those who are unaware. This will reduce the current direction for people to click on the Undo link and also remove the reason to have it stay for long (since the message and the information on how to undo can be quickly read)

Thanks for the idea. So far I’ve reduced the timeout to 7 seconds for most cases, will see if it will be better. Undo message sometimes lengthy, as it indicates what has been done, and including keyboard shortcut for each of it may make it less readable. This fix is on the


Hello Kirill,

I have now tested this change, but still feel that it does not take away the need for the extra ESC click to take away the notice in the top-middle of the screen (which I do not find easily ignorable, since it distracts from working on the list).

I am considering to take it away (or reduce its visibility to 1 sec at most) through CSS customization. Do you think that might work?

Hello Saurabh,

Custom CSS solution may work, especially for hiding the message completely.

Reducing its visibility to a smaller timeout may be also possible, but is more tricky, because would require using CSS transitions for that. I don’t have a ready-to-use CSS code for that, sorry.