Okay, so... These last few days have been hectic IRL. Not in bad sense. It's been gotten hard to work on Wedge, I'm expecting 'full recovery' next weekend. I've worked exclusively on this popup, trying to make it less annoying, and been plagued with different bugs.
So, right now, what I have is a popup that only shows on focus, and gets hidden on blur, so that's all good, but I can't seem to animate it (not sure why... Have yet to look into it seriously), and most importantly, it closes as soon as I click somewhere in the popup, ah ah... I didn't think of that one, but clicking there will trigger a blur on the input box, that's very, coldly logical... I tried to turn to .focusout instead, but I can't seem to get a way to determine the current target, I'm only getting the input text I'm blurring from, so it looks like it's going to be hard. And I don't want to introduce some weird hack using some kind of static variable to keep track of where the focus is.
Am I to understand that no one is interested in an implementation that's conceptually similar to what can be experienced in xenForo..? It's ultimately what I'm trying to replicate. (Without some of its bells and whistles, though.)