On stackexchange.com, there seems to be a new icon on the topbar:

Image showing new icon on topbar on stackexchange.com with no dropdown

From the image above, you can see that I've clicked on the (rightmost) icon, but there doesn't appear to be any dropdown menu associated with it...

Is this a work in progress, or a ?

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    Yeah I mistook this for the site switcher a second ago and was surprised to see it. Curious what the purpose is. Maybe just an accidentally-merged dev test?
    – Spevacus
    Commented May 14, 2022 at 1:21
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    I'm known for not clicking the achievements button but never found the self-discipline to not click the inbox. Just wow, if that isn't staged.
    – rene
    Commented May 14, 2022 at 6:03
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    @Spevacus it does have a click handler: onclick="return false" ....
    – rene
    Commented May 14, 2022 at 6:05
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    Most likely future change leaking by mistake to production. At least it does not harm any existing functionality. :) Commented May 14, 2022 at 9:41
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    It looks like an unfinished feature for Teams. Given that popovers require Stacks controller not available on stackexchange.com. If transplanted to an account with teams, it (mostly - for some reason, the /preference link is not relative) works as expected: i.sstatic.net/PbfxS.png Commented May 15, 2022 at 4:22
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    @Oleg huh. Teams, it's always teams. ;-) Commented May 15, 2022 at 6:48

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Oops. This dropdown has been removed from stackexchange.com now.

We're doing some reworking of how we handle user profiles on Teams and this WIP top bar change accidentally made its way to the Stack Exchange portal.

We learned that the Stack Exchange top bar works in mysterious ways and we'll try to avoid breaking it in future!

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    While you are at it, speaking as a moderate Teams user - you might want to consider removing the outline from the icon, it does not fit well with the established icon style on the topbar. The dropdown can be opened by simply clicking on the icon as other icon buttons do. Commented May 17, 2022 at 17:01
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    @Oleg Thanks for the feedback. This is experimental at the moment so we have WIP / "programmer art" while we're iterating on things here.
    – Dion Williams StaffMod
    Commented May 17, 2022 at 17:37
  • Of course, Dion, just wanted to note that while we are at it :) Commented May 17, 2022 at 18:49
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    Welcome to Meta, where staff get some well deserved rep! Commented May 18, 2022 at 5:56
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    That menu has appeared in another place.
    – 41686d6564
    Commented Jun 2, 2022 at 23:45

Looks like it is still a work in progress that got deployed (accidentally?).

Inspecting the element, looks like it should display a pop-over menu (named popover-example) that contains 3 elements:

  • Back to your Team (links to /, i.e. https://stackexchange.com/; might be shown because this account is part of more than 1 Team)
  • Account settings (https://stackexchange.com/users/preferences/current; currently not working because there is no user preference on the network account, only works on per-site account)
  • Log out (https://stackexchange.com/users/logout)

Considering all of this, it is still unclear if the menu list is already final or not, and/or if this icon should be shown on the network topbar instead of per-site topbar in the first place.

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