When you are logged into the control panel, our software assumes that when you go to a page you mean to edit it rather than enter values into it. Thus, it works differently. Pop-ups to edit field labels, text areas, or slide shows will appear when you click on an item. This is called "edit mode."
You can tell if you are in edit mode by the dotted lines under text or around editable text areas. To get out of edit mode, you must log out.