Simple request, when I click on the Inbox, for example, and move my mouse to the right, I'd like the Achievements to open automatically instead of needing a reclick.

  • We could do the same for the "Explore our sites" & "help" section too. – shad0w_wa1k3r Dec 5 '13 at 12:49
  • Also, the "User" strip (avatar, rep, badges) could have some similar functionality showing the old topbar drop-down stats. – shad0w_wa1k3r Dec 5 '13 at 12:51
  • This means moving the mouse makes the menu go away. I hate that, it turns using the mouse into a precision exercise. – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Dec 5 '13 at 16:39
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    @Gilles Not necessarily, think of computer programs with menus that don't need reclicks. – ike Dec 5 '13 at 16:41
  • @ike They motivate me to use the keyboard. – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Dec 5 '13 at 16:45
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    My question will probably get closed as a duplicate of this one. But it's more detailed and answers @Gilles objection (before I even read it). So feel free to salvage whatever I wrote there and put it here. Unless that's not what you want, then please reopen as soon as needed ;) – Mołot Dec 6 '13 at 8:47
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    @Mołot No auto-expand please. Your question is IMHO not a duplicate, I just hope in won't get accepted. And auto-hide is one of the most disturbing features ever. – yo' Dec 6 '13 at 16:04
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    This change seems to be causing problems for touch screen users who cannot hover on other menus, and clicking weirdly closes all menus. I proposed the following fix to take care of that: meta.stackexchange.com/a/211627/201738 – ADTC Dec 15 '13 at 8:55
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    This was reverted with new bar on SO – Daniel Springer Feb 21 '17 at 14:54

I like this idea, and it will also address the concern that the click targets aren't big enough.

  • Hello. Isn't it status-completed now? – Mołot Dec 9 '13 at 9:27
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    Yes, still going to tweak it a bit to make sure you don't accidentally get the menu you're not looking for. – Jeremy T Dec 9 '13 at 16:06
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    Nooooo! Now I've accidentally moved the mouse onto the achievements tag when trying to reach for my inbox and the counter is bugging me again :( The solution to bigger click targets is BIGGER CLICK TARGETS, not making clicking one target also click its neighbor. – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Dec 9 '13 at 18:05
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    If you're going to do that, please at least make it consistent. The moderator inbox now lives in its realm, separated from the other three. – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Dec 11 '13 at 0:51
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    This is not the case with the new top bar on so – Daniel Springer Feb 21 '17 at 14:54

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