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Inbox count badge doesn't disappear when clicking on last notification

I'm not able to reproduce this consistently, but often when I click on the last remaining unread notification in my inbox, it goes to the question but doesn't remove the count badge. So there's a &...
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When there are multiple comments on my post, have the notification lead to the oldest

Currently if multiple comments on one of your own posts, you get a single notification, not multiple. What happens is that all comment notifications for the same post are grouped together, only the ...
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Missing some comment notifications on my answer

I followed What would you like to change about the moderator election process? for a while, but the notifications blew up my inbox, so I unfollowed it. I can't find the exact time I unfollowed it, but ...
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Will edited comments to one post notify the poster multiple times? [duplicate]

I checked the What events trigger an inbox notification? and searched for "edit" but didn't find this specific problem about "edited comments". Since "Another user comments on ...
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Allow users to remove notifications in their inbox

Deleted comments on followed posts persist in the global inbox is marked as status-bydesign - if you have already seen a notification, then it is never removed from the inbox. That includes if the ...
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I have a permanent indicator of 3 unread messages in Inbox [duplicate]

EDIT I learned about selecting only Unread messages in my Inbox here. When I tried it, there were no messages shown, but selecting Mark all as read removed the indicator, so the issue was resolved. I ...
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Annoying UI: clicking on Inbox navigates away, if the page has not finished loading [duplicate]

When loading a StackOverflow page, the user might notice that the Inbox icon shows unread messages. If the user clicks on it after the page has finished loading, they get a popup. If the page has not ...
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Inbox message cannot be removed

in my inbox in the top-right corner profile section I have this message: But when I click on it, that answer has been removed. How can I get rid of that message?
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I'm clicking the same message multiple times to get it to clear, is it broken, or is something else happening?

My inbox indicates that I have a message! I click it to see what that message is. My expectation is that the message would be cleared from the inbox's active queue (the red-circle number decrements ...
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How can I view unread messages?

At one point I had up to a hundred of unread messages. I read many of them, but the notification icon says there are four I have not. Because of the sheer number of the messages, I am having ...
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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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Lots of empty space in inbox

When I scroll to the bottom of my inbox, there is a ton of empty space. It's not that I don't have a lot of notifications; my full inbox has plenty of stuff. Is it supposed to look like this? In any ...
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Chat Ping Notifications seem to be missing from inbox [duplicate]

I was trying to get an unread notification on my spare account for some screenshots. I am logged into the network, and was on recently enough to @ autocomplete I've tried pinging, superpinging, and ...
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How can I find unread messages in the Stack Exchange inbox?

Usually I just scroll down and find the unread messages and click on the items. This way I am done in a minute. Today I did that and it still says that I have 3 unread messages. I clicked the "...
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Switched favicons for certain sites in inbox, achievements, and community tabs

When I click on my inbox or on the achievements button, it appears that the icon for Meta.SE has been switched with the one for Stack Apps; it's basically displaying the Stack Apps favicon even for ...
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Inbox only shows one message if two replies are received close together

I've noticed this a few times now with the new "sticky" inbox. I'll get two comment reply notifications close together, which will show a 2 badge over my inbox icon in the top bar. When I ...
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Chat inbox icon with number of unread messages should be a pixel wider

It seems that chat page inbox item is not wide enough to overlap empty inbox icon. So the odd gray pixels break through the top: Zoomed in: And animated version when number goes away:
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New notification system still feels counterintuitive

This has been bugging me for ages—I guess since October 2022: while it's good that the notifications were made more "sticky", I sometimes feel they are a bit too sticky. It's hard to pin ...
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Inbox Notifications Will Not Clear

About a week ago, some of my inbox notifications are refusing to flag as read, and therefore persist indefinitely. I've tried multiple times clicking through each notification, and nothing I do seems ...
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Should "Go to full Inbox" instead say "Go to all messages" or "Go to complete Inbox"?

The link "Go to full Inbox" is unclear. Does it just mean go to your Inbox? Does it mean that your Inbox is in some way "full" (is there a limit?), and it's trying to tell you you ...
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Can see code when clicking on my notifications box

Why am I seeing this when I click on my notifications box please? I use a Google Chrome dark mode hence why my screen is dark but I cannot remember the code ever appearing. I can replicate this on ...
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Is it possible to undo an accidental click on “mark all as read “ at the top of notifications?

I intended to tap on the first notification in the box, not the Mark all notifications as read button. What can I do to reverse this? I’m guessing nothing.
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How to make the inbox show all notifications

How can I make the inbox preview all my notifications? At the moment, it will show me a red number e.g. 4, but when I click it, I only see one unread notification. The reason is because all 4 ...
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Better handling of inbox notifications that have been merged together

I've been trying to figure out why I find the new inbox so annoying. No doubt part of the issue is just that it's different. Some of it is definitely because I prefer the previous behavior in some ...
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Notifications not being marked as read [duplicate]

I see this has been asked historically a few times over the years, but this is a new behavior for me since about the past couple of weeks or months or so. I get comment notifications, and when I click ...
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Multiple answers to the same question doesn't clear in inbox count [duplicate]

I just verified that it doesn't work. I tried to answer a question on SO. The OP put 2 comments under my answer, which showed "2" in the "Recent inbox messages". When I click the ...
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Long tap mark notification as read on iPadOS

I'm not sure that this behavior is intentional, but on iPadOS Chrome long tap on unread item make it read: Unable to reproduce on Android Chrome.
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Poor alignment of popover arrow in Inbox filter popup

The inbox filter popup has poor alignment for the popover arrow/ ^-mark relative to the popup rectangle. In Unread mode even the border line looks broken: Zoomed in: Compare with unread popup on ...
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Automatically mark notification read when I view the comment

I'm viewing a question, and someone posts a comment that notifies me. I click on the "Show N more comments" message to show all the new comments, so I see the comment mentioned in the ...
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Error message when marking all inbox notifications as read is not pluralized

When using the "Mark all as read" link in your inbox, and an error occurs (e.g. if your Internet connection is spotty), regardless of the number of unread notifications, you'll get this ...
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Keyboard shortcuts aren't marking inbox messages as read

When you click on an unread inbox message with your mouse, it brings you to that item - be it comment, answer, chat ping, mod message reply, etc. - and marks the inbox item as read. However, that ...
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Add link to full inbox to inbox dialog on stackexchange.com

The new inbox dialog has a link to your full inbox on all sites: but not on stackexchange.com: It shouldn't be that hard to add it - it can be a static link due to the support for the /current user.
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Is there a simple API for getting the number of unread messages?

Stack Exchange obviously has a complex API to meet the possible needs of its users, and it seems to require registering applications in order to use it. All I'm looking for though is a simple way of ...
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Read messages displayed in Unread inbox filter after clicking "Refresh"

Steps to reproduce: tap on inbox icon tap “mark all read” select inbox (unread) // no messages in list now tap “refresh” (tap “mark all read” if there’s no refresh link until it appears) all READ ...
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Tapping on the message from inbox doesn’t mark it read anymore

Tapping on the message from inbox doesn’t mark it read anymore. Is it desired behavior? As far as I remember before inbox renewal, tapping on the item led to mark that item read (simultaneously with ...
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Inbox not rendering HTML entities when they end a message-preview in the Inbox [duplicate]

My inbox decided to truncate the message preview partway through the HTML entity for a single quote in the word "doesn't". This is... odd. Can it be changed to extend the preview to go all ...
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No time for idle chat (i.e. missing timestamp for chat notification)

One of the notifications in my inbox appears without a timestamp: It never happened before, neither with the old inbox, nor with the new inbox. This is ordinary chat reply notification, can't see ...
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Filtering unread inbox notifications only displays items that are unread in the summary list and not all unread items

I currently have 2 inbox notifications marked as unread. One is a relatively recent notification (yesterday) and the other is a relatively low priority item that has been sitting around since 2022-12-...
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Inbox item doesn't appear until one has clicked on another inbox item [duplicate]

Example of inbox item ("that doesn't seem like [...]") that doesn't appear until one has clicked on another inbox item ("it will still be the same [...]"):
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Old inbox functionality for community I'm not a member of

I have just noticed a bug with the inbox improvements I couldn't see this previously reported on this post When you click on your inbox in a community you aren't a part of you get the old ...
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Inbox icon indicates an unread message, but no messages are shown under "unread"

I've noticed a case where my inbox icon indicated an unread message (1 in red), but no messages were shown under "unread": I don't know how to reproduce. Maybe it's because I was already on ...
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Automatically refresh the global inbox

That'd be great to automatically refresh the global inbox, instead of having the user manually click on the "refresh" button:
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Expanding top bar dropdowns during page load navigates to stackexchange.com [duplicate]

On the mobile site only, when an icon in the right side of the top bar (like the inbox or reputation icons) is clicked to expand the drop down, and the page isn't completely loaded yet, then instead ...
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Unable to translate "Change inbox filter" tooltip

It seems that in new inbox somebody forget to make "Change inbox filter" tooltip translatable. I can't find this sentence in traducir.
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Notification Center notifications do not change to "read" status [duplicate]

When I get a notification in my inbox in the last few days, I've seen that it won't clear to "read" status after, and the badge will stay on it, unless I select "mark all as read". ...
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Inbox improvements are live

The feedback up until January 3rd, 2023 has been catalogued and handed over to the product team. Any further feedback or bug reports should be posted as a new question. TL;DR: The inbox improvements ...
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Notifications are not reloaded until a page is reloaded

Steps to reproduce: Open a page. Open the notifications inbox in the top right. Close it. Stay on the page until you get a notification. Open the notification inbox in the top right again. Expected: ...
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Can we remove old Jobs message notifications from the inbox?

Since Stack Overflow Jobs has been shut down, can we remove the old notifications from the inbox? Clicking on them just goes to the Jobs page saying that it has been shut down and has no other action.
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Please remove comment notifications from the inbox if the comment was deleted as rude/abusive

I recently got inbox notifications of rude/abusive troll comments from a post I followed. The comments were already deleted by the time I viewed the post from the inbox notification, but they are ...
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Inbox notification updates broke the chat inbox

The recent changes to the inbox notifications have also broken the inbox in the chat top bar: The inbox has jumped to be overlaying the topbar, instead of it being in its proper place. There is a ...
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