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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list/changelog of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, while a Stack Exchange employee changes ...
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New top bar is coming to the Stack Exchange network

Update: See: New top bar next steps and response to feedback I'm the new product manager for the DAG team. I’m excited to announce that the top bar design that has been on Stack Overflow ...
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2017 TeamDAG project updates

Who is TeamDAG? What is the TeamDAG working on? Why are you working on that and not [insert favorite feature request here]. These are some of the questions that we hear regularly on meta.so and ...
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Experiment: Review-needed indicator logic for sites that sometimes have empty queues

One of the more common bits of feedback when we changed the review queue indicator was that some sites would prefer to have an indication when there are any outstanding reviews available. So we are ...
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How does the review-needed indicator work exactly?

With the rollout of the new top bar, you’ve probably noticed the new review indicator: or It’s possible there will be a different review icon by the time you read this. But this post is just about ...
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What’s the redesigning campaign – in a nutshell?

On my favourite site, a new design was announced. It contained a lot of links to posts which in turn contain a lot of links, answers, timelines, and references to stuff like Teams which is not ...
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Odd red SE logo in new top bar

My question is related to New top bar is coming to the Stack Exchange network and also mentioned in the heading, Clickable Stack Exchange logo. The SE logo, which is now on the left-hand side, was ...
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What is the point of the Stack Exchange logo in the new top bar?

The new top bar has been deployed on Meta Stack Exchange. I have to admit, I'm not a fan. To give more specific feedback, I really don't like how the Stack Exchange logo to the very left of the top ...
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The icon positions are changed in the Top(bar) hat

I am aware that Monica Cellio suggested the Top(bar) Hat. When compared with the current actual top bar, the icon positions of achievements and review are interchanged. Even in Monica Cellio's ...
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Please don't red alert me for queues I've handled

I have found the red alert has been helpful in prompting me to review queues. There should be red when there's red dots against review queues: image stolen from When I look at the review icon, I see ...
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Multiple accounts question

Is it OK to use this account as my main stackexchange one, and one for worldbuilding (worldbuilding.stackexchange.com). I don't want it to get merged and I'm not going to use it to upvote on any ...
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Retain HELP link in top bar when user has access to review queues

I recently had occasion to refer to the Help Center for a stack on which I did not have review queue privileges. On such stacks, the Help icon is next to the hamburger, as shown: However, on a stack ...
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Red Indicator Light Falsely Positive Most of the Time

Over at Arts & Crafts SE, the “Review Queue” notification light has been mostly false lately, correctly indicating there is a vote to be made only about 10% of the time. Others at Arts & ...
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Make the Stack Exchange logo in top bar more useful by having it open a menu

Currently, the Stack Exchange logo in the top bar (on all sites except Stack Overflow, which has its own unique top bar) is a simple link to https://stackexchange.com/. I do not find it useful in any ...
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Top bar not updated for SE.com

The new top bar is not present in https://stackexchange.com/ it still uses the old one.
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Navigating through the site. Is it clunky?

I like jumping around between Stack Exchange sites. I enjoy World Building, English, Physics, etc. Sometimes I like to browse to see what other subjects there are. It seems that I have to make ...
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Don't require a click to switch between sites, inbox, and Achievements on the new topbar

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.
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Make review link a drop down

In the top bar next to the profile is the review link (for users with enough reputation to review). Sometimes this shows suggested edits next to it. Clicking the link opens the /review page, where the ...
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Search functionality is easy to miss on Stack Exchange sites

Came to the Parenting site and it took a while to find the search functionality. This blends into the top bar so much it would certainly take forever to find the search window being hidden in plain ...
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Join community button on the wrong side of the site switcher

The bright blue "Join this community" button appears on the far right of the new top bar and pushes the site switcher away. For consistency it should really appear in the same location as the ...
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Always show inbox and achievements in the top bar, without requiring an account on each site

On a site where I do have an account, the left part of the top bar looks like this: On SE sites where I don't have an account, the user information and review queue icon is obviously missing, but ...
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Review Queue Bat Signal - How can we make it more useful?

There's been a lot of discussion about the review queue in the top bar. Yes, a lot of it focuses on the icon - that's not what this is. I want to talk about getting eyeballs in review and doing that ...
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Is this request for statistics of skipping in reviews hard to accomplish or does it somehow lack visibility?

Related: New top bar is live (section "Review queue icon sucks") Review queue updates & icon poll Please change the review icon back to a text link Review icon survey by Stack Exchange DAG ...
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Why was the review queue icon survey so obscure?

Today I opened SO and noticed the new review queue icon. I did some searching and discovered that there was a survey. Ok, so I don't remember seeing anything about that. And then I noticed this line: ...
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Stop sending me to stackexchange.com when I click the site-switcher

Note: I am aware that the site switcher has moved to the right side of the page. This isn't a case of me clicking the wrong icon, it's a case of the site-switcher itself being a link to stackexchange....
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Reputation and badge counts are harder to read on the new top bar

I'm finding it harder to read the reputation and badge counts on the new black top bar. The bold white text on the black background seems almost blurry. Also, I don't know if it is the 1px size ...
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Replace Stack Exchange logo by site's logo in the top bar

One of the complaints I have seen about the new design is that it is more uniform that it used be and often it is difficult to distinguish sites from another.1 (Especially if you are viewing a ...
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Number, stand still! (aka don't move the top bar numbers while hovering over them)

Am I the only one finding the below annoying? I don't like things moving around, even when I hover over them. The previous top bar behavior was just fine, to highlight the number when hovering. ...
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Why has the search box background color changed?

The search box in the StackExchange taskbar at the top of the page has recently changed from displaying black text on a white background to displaying pale grey text on a dark grey background. The ...
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Do we need two help links in the top bar?

Last year the help button was removed from the top bar for users with review priviledge and appears in the current community menu: According to this post entire help section is returned to top ...

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