Watch and listen to me struggle...
OK, I'm over doing it in the video, but it makes a point - the pop up does delete text.
And, while not shown in the video, why can you not select the emoticon you want with a tab, return, or space? Why do you have to move you hand over to the mouse and click it? I wouldn't suggest return for a keyboard control though, as is site loves 'enter to post' and 'enter to sent that half written, draft, PM to KevinC early'.
The expanded text selection appears to affect Chrome only. I can't get the same behavior in Firefox, Safari or Edge. I've logged this issue as:
ruckus said:hy can you not select the emoticon you want with a tab, return, or space?
Return/enter should already work. It does appear that trying tab/space and then enter makes enter not work, however.