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Remove border from non-textbox elements when focused

The recent design change of adding a visible border around textboxes when they're focused is a good thing IMO. However, when applied to elements such as radio buttons, it can just look weird, e.g. in ...
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Why is there a blue border around focused textboxes now?

I noticed that in all Stack Exchange sites, when I focus any textbox, there is now a very visible blue border/outline around it. Was this outline intentionally added, and if so, what is its purpose? ...
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Rectangle border around cookie notice switcher

On my device (iPad Pro 11") I see rectangles around the switches on cookie notice that are in focus after tap: Is it expected behavior for touch screen devices?
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Add an owner indicator to the suggested edit review after it has been reviewed [duplicate]

When a review has been evaluated by the question asker (OP) in the suggested edit review, it fails to indicate that it was reviewed by the question asker. Typically, the question asker's identity is ...
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Too small margins between user names on the timeline

In the post timeline, the margins between usernames are too small, especially when a moderator (with the additional displayed icon) has participated:
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Overlapped items on cookie customization popup

There are overlapping items on cookie customization popup on mobile devices like Android phone:
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User names wrapped too early in chat transcript (mobile chat version)

On the chat transcript page, usernames are split to several lines for unknown reasons, despite there being enough space on the single line: After joining the chat, all names fit in line: Interesting ...
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Edit review page: looks like all tags gone

No big deal, but here with the side by side display, a quick look gives the false impression that all the tags were removed in the new version. So perhaps it would be best to repeat them anyway, in ...
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Eeek! Footer can be broken when certain code is inserted to a post

On the SO post https://stackoverflow.com/questions/46677752/the-difference-between-requirex-and-import-x#:~:text=require%20uses%20module.,more%20or%20less%20like%20module. The footer style is ...
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Author card content is truncated in the blog

In the recent blog post titled The path to socially responsible AI, the content within the author card appears truncated, concluding with an ellipsis. Unfortunately, there is no tooltip available for ...
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On the stackexchange.com filters page, use a background color instead of having to load an external image

On the filters page on StackExchange.com, a static external image is loaded to force a background colour instead of applying a CSS background-color for the HTML element .filters-sidebar .filters ul li....
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Your gifs make me sick: Please disable auto-play

On Stack Exchange, gifs play automatically. See the lower part of this answer for an example without too much motion/flashing. To many people, autoplay is merely an annoyance. However, to ...
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The "Add" button in the edit interface for "Your Communities" is nearly invisible [duplicate]

I was trying to add my most visited sites from the top-right dropdown menu, and it took me so long, because I did not realize the faint add button is not disabled. I thought I was doing something ...
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Why is the color contrast in the comment instructions barely readable? [duplicate]

This is an example from the Politics site. I have noticed it on other beta sites. Black font letters on a medium-dark blue background is difficult to read. I am sorry about the large section that is ...
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Are Stack Exchange websites' UI/UX development still happening? [closed]

I am curious to know if the platform itself for Stack Exchange is still being developed from a UI/UX point of view. Personally I haven't seen much change over the years, so that's why I am asking. Is ...
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The "Add" button on the "A list of all 183 Stack Exchange Sites" menu is not visible until you hover over it

The "Add" and "Reset" buttons on the "A list of all 183 Stack Exchange Sites" menu are not visible until you hover over them. To replicate this bug: Click on the "A ...
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When viewing last page of a Saves list and it has one item only, the filter tabs disappear

There appears to be an edge case bug whereby the tabs of a Saves list disappear from view, namely the "Score | Activity | Views | Newest | Added" tabs. This happens when you have ( n mod 30 ...
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Make the background of code blocks darker (or a different color)

When we use code blocks, created for example by the "Code Sample" button ({}), the background is so light: Example: hsl(0,0%,96.5%) But when we use backticks (`) to create inline code the ...
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Hand cursor does not appear over radio buttons on flag dialog

The arrow cursor does not change into the hand cursor when it moves over the radio buttons of the "I am flagging to report this question as..." or the "I am flagging to report this ...
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I am not able to figure out whether I voted or not and this is wasting my effort [duplicate]

I am not able to figure out whether I voted or not because of the colour of up and down buttons and this is wasting my effort because I do try to vote and then it tells me that I have already voted. ...
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Colors of code-formatted text in comment help is difficult to read

The new color scheme on the collapsible help section when adding a comment is very difficult to read for the highlighted sections. The new darker highlight does not have enough contrast with the black ...
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Problem with vote buttons—color change without actually voting

I've encountered an issue with vote buttons. I think it's a real issue when using a tablet (for reasons that will become apparent), but I've reproduced it in a PC browser. The new vote buttons can ...
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Seeking feedback on tag colors update

Update February 15th, 2024 Thank you for providing the requested feedback on the original post. From the discussion, it seems like Option 3 and Option 4 were more favorable. Therefore we have taken ...
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Please make all blue tags black and gray in per-site metas

In most per-site metas common tags have black (and gray) cards; an example is Meta Physics SE. But there are some sites that have colored common tag cards such as Meta Philosophy SE. And the color of ...
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Result of recent action on admin dashboard may overlap the border

Result of recent action on admin dashboard may overlap the border: Original English string is slightly shorter: Post flag resolved as helpful As you can see the post long title is processed ...
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Finish registration notice doesn't look designed right

Being an unregistered user, you can proceed with finishing the registration. In this case, you will see the same page as in a normal registration, but with a misaligned notice above: Notice states: ...
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Elements overlapping on send mod message page

In case of unverified Email for user, the private mod message has overlapping between page title and the notice on narrow screen: Link for test for staff: https://ru.stackoverflow.com/users/message/...
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Too big font size for user flagged post page

Currently the font size on user flagged posts page is too big: It wasn't so big some times ago. Looks like it affects many pages in user profile settings as well:
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No bottom lines for last row of tags in next tag badge popup

In your profile you can track your next tag badge. In some cases there are not bottom lines for tag blocks in next tag badge popup: Animation with scrolling popup content: Reproduced on iPad Pro 11&...
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Long name of badge makes badge fat on Next Badge popup

When a badge with a long enough name hits into the Next Badge popup, it appears fat on a narrow screen: It turns out it also happening on wide screens (e.g., on iPad Pro 11"): Here's clearly ...
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Part of Q icon in leftnav disappeared on mouse hover

When you hover a Question item on left-nav by mouse the bottom left corner of the icon disappears: Animation below (tested on Windows 11 Google Chrome):
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Is the icon update for accessibility purposes?

I just noticed an update on the SE icons (on many sites if it's not all): Is this for accessibility purposes? Or is it for purely aesthetic purposes? I'm just curious about the reason for the change
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Text is not wrapping in the tag popup of "Top Tags" section in profile

As can be seen in the below screenshot, it's all messed up:
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Make saves listing visually indicate deleted answers

In the current Saves List UI, deleted answers are shown the same as non-deleted answers. If an answer is deleted along with its parent question, then the question and the answer are highlighted in red ...
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Why is the author info box on question posts now coloured blue? [duplicate]

I’ve noticed this change and not sure if I like it aesthetically, but what does it semantically signify?
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Update: New Colors Launched

November 22, 2023: To help with internal managing issues, you may see a reference number added next to the status tag on your post. These numbers don't determine the order or priority of issues but ...
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Did the purple highlight just get worse?

I just refreshed a page on MusicSE, which got a nasty purple highlight after the recent colour changes - see New colors launched - to be presented with an even darker purple on a new contributor user ...
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In the inbox, "N hours ago" is underneath the envelope icon when there's a URL in the notification

In this image, see how both messages were posted 9 hours ago but in the first one that text is covered by the envelope icon: It still happens when the message is read. I think it's because of the ...
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In Chrome, using chrome://flags/ : #enable-force-dark causes the input textarea scrollbar to be nearly invisible

In the following GIF, when an extra line is added to the input text, it becomes too large for the input area, so the browser adds a scrollbar. Unfortunately, the scrollbar is nearly the same color as ...
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Close vote window explanation text is too small

Close vote dialog text under each close vote option is very small and it is very hard to read. I am not sure whether I noticed this due to recent color change, which makes the text color lighter or ...
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New colors launched

November 21, 2023: To help with internal managing issues, you may see a reference number added next to the status tag on your post. These numbers don't determine the order or priority of issues but ...
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List of places where new vote-button design hasn't been applied

Four months ago, we got a new vote-button design style. However, that new design hasn't been applied everywhere. Catija suggested that we do this to help out: While it'd be going the extra mile, if y'...
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Vote buttons in the election primary are different from the new vote buttons

The 'Primary' page in elections still shows the old buttons: Please update the vote buttons picture on this page.
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Parasite addition to tags during revision redaction

During the redaction of post revision (link for staff) I'm faced with that a weird tag rendering: As you can see there are two vertical red lines on the right hand side of each tag. Possible culprits ...
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Tag popup is obscured on the Tour page

On the Tour page the popup for tags on demo questions is partially obscured by the frame border:
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The established-user help page image should be updated

If you go to the /help/privileges/established-user help page on any SE website, you will see this screenshot: This is quite outdated. Now that the vote button is standard, this screenshot should be ...
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Button visibility on not-logged-in panel [duplicate]

It took me about a week to realise this was a dismissible popup—the button is extremely well hidden. Is this the right way to raise an accessibility issue? The HTML is: <div class="flex--item ...
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New network top-bar cuts off achievement/inbox dialogue

The new top-bar looks like this: But when I click the inbox or achievement button, it does this: Inbox Achievements I'm not super zoomed in or anything, but the box still gets cut off by the left ...
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Edge point for a diamond used as a popover arrow in tooltips should be slightly shifted

Recently I learned that a diamond shape is used for imitation of tooltip popover arrow: Animation was made on Suspicious voting tools page Looks like that to make an imitation more natural the edge ...
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Popover visibility issue in the stacks editor

In the Stacks editor, the popover on top becomes invisible when hovering over the tools icon, significantly when the editor menu block extends to the end of the page. Screenshot for reference: ...
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