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The new top bar is out on meta. Consider it a beta

EDIT Dec 4 - We're doing it live! Please post bugs or concerns as questions tagged [top-bar] We have rolled out our 95% completed top bar for feedback. Note: We are still adding a few final ...
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Send authors an inbox message if their question is closed

I think it would really help if you get notified that a question of yours was closed. Especially for the multi-site power user, usually (at least for me) a question is asked and then left alone for ...
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Adding Favorites to the Stack Exchange global inbox

We're considering adding favorite notifications to the global inbox, and are looking for feedback on the idea (as we're not completely sold on it). But first, some history. Favorites are kind of ...
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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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What events trigger an inbox notification?

The global inbox was once introduced because it became hard "to keep track of all your questions, answers, and comments across every site you participated on". The small red number tells ...
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Feedback request: New top bar and MultiCollider redesign

UPDATE 3 This is out on meta! New feedback post is here. UPDATE 2 We're going to try putting the hot network questions on the homepage - replacing recent tags and recent badges. Something like this (...
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No notification was received for an edit to a post

Normally, when a user edits one of my posts, I receive a notification like on the following depending on the case User has editing privilege (click to visit revision) Users' edit is submitted to ...
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Deleted comments persist in the global inbox

A comment directed to popular demand, posted and deleted in my question about high rep users is still in my and popular demands' global inbox. Additionally, edits do not affect the global inbox.
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Can we get an option to stop the global inbox from marking everything as read? [duplicate]

Sometimes I'll come back to SO after a few hours (gotta sleep sometime), and I'll have a bunch of comments waiting for me. A lot of my answers lately have spawned mini discussions as I help solve new ...
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Add desktop notifications for Chrome or Firefox

I noticed that chat supports desktop notifications to notify you when someone pings you, which made me think that maybe the main site has this functionality as well, and I'd really like to use it in ...
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Inbox improvements: marking notifications as read/unread, and a filtered inbox view

TL;DR: We're planning to make some changes to the inbox in a few weeks. You'll be able to mark individual notifications as read or unread, and to filter the inbox dropdown to show only unread ...
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Is there a RSS to the 'Stack Exchange Inbox'? How about to Activity?

Just wondering if I'm missing something here. Also, I couldn't find any previous question related to this.
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More control over multicollider

Related: Add the ability to ignore users Today, we had a guy who had an issue with a naggy user. This sort of sparked me into coming up with a new feature-request (Can't find a dupe, surprised). ...
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The StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ says I've got replies, but I've already viewed those

The StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ says I've got replies, but I've already viewed those.
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Poll in background for StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ inbox events and update the titlebar accordingly à la Facebook

I understand a few similar questions have been asked, but this is hopefully completely separate functionality. Say you have Facebook open in Tab 1 of your favorite browser (mine is Chrome). When ...
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Show inbox updates in the page title

Background Recently New Feature: real time updates to questions, answers, and inbox was implemented. With this feature the amount of questions with new activity is shown in parenthesis at the ...
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Clicking on the StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ links to before page is loaded

The behavior of the StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ is different before and after the page fully loads. While page is loading: Links to After page load: StackExchange™ ...
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Why is there a comment in my inbox that doesn't exist?

Neither I nor anyone else can see the top comment, which is apparently placed against this question.
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Notify us when one of our posts is edited

Your summary page shows "N Edits to your posts" for the selected time period but you really have to be looking for it. Could we add edits to the notification feed? You could put the reason for the ...
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Notification when a trivial edit is made on my post

Currently, a user does not get any notification when a trivial edit (less than 6 characters, by a user who has the edit privilege) is made on one of his/her posts. As in this example. Even though the ...
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How do notifications on deleted posts work?

Given the following scenarios, what would happen? User Alice posts an answer. User Bob comments on the answer. User Charlie♦ comments on the answer and deletes it. User Alice checks her inbox a few ...
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Achievement and inbox dropdowns aren't cleared after clicking, on

When going to any page of with a new reputation gain, the achievements drop-down keeps showing a new badge green highlight: And then trying to dismiss the notification by ...
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Global inbox message not updated after comment edit

At the moment, I have the latest notification in the global inbox, content of which does not correspond either to the comment itself or the copy of it on "recent responses" page. This seems like the ...
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Optional notification on an edit to an answer [duplicate]

It seems that there is no notification of the OP of a question, when an answer is edited. (See my question here.) I would like to have an option to notify the OP of a question when I edit my/an answer ...
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Can there be a notification for bounties started on questions you've asked or answered?

Can there be a notification for those people that participated in the question in the past (either who asked or answered it) once a bounty is started on it?
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Can the StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ default to “inbox” rather than “hot questions”? [closed]

When I click on the StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ button, the StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ normally pops up showing "hot questions," i.e. when I first click on it this is ...
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Wrong icons in the "hot network questions" column

Currently the "hot networks" column is showing wrong icons for some, but not all of the sites. (The URLs linked to have the correct site). It seems to happen only on some sites -- I see it on ...
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Inbox chops messages in the middle of an HTML character reference

The messages in the inbox get chopped if they too long, and the chop can occur in the middle of an HTML character reference as can be seen in this screenshot: The character being chopped is [ and it ...
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Tab showing only "my sites" in the StackExchange global inbox

Hello, I was thinking that I would like a new tab in the StackExchange global inbox that would: Show a list of sites for which I have an associated account. Highlight the sites for which I have ...
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Inbox notifications - marking as read etc

Currently, when receiving notifications in the inbox, you get a number in the top bar on the inbox button. But when you open the inbox that number is gone and everything is marked as read. I don't ...
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Viewing inbox should unmark read items rather than all items [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we get an option to stop the global inbox from marking everything as read? In the SE dropdown inbox list, when you view it, all unread comments/answers get toggled to '...
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Does using @user in a question or answer send an inbox-notification to that user?

Let's see if anyone can answer this in under 4 seconds. I know a notification is sent by using @user in a comment, but what about questions and answers? I was going to make a fake user and message ...
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How do we see the private messages that moderators sent us?

I've got a message sent to me from a moderator which appears in the top-left notification dropdown box. Clicking on the "item" brings me to a page where the message is shown. But after reading it I'...
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Does the X questions with new activity feature have to change the page title?

Regarding the implementation of this feature trialling here on meta. I think the 'in question list notification bar' is a nice feature, however when there are questions with new activity this also ...
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Allow me to get notifications for new Meta posts, like mods do

I'm currently helping out on a beta site. One of the most valuable things on new beta sites, especially private/early public betas, is Meta participation - see this mod newsletter: Treat Meta ...
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Please clear chat message notifications out of my inbox if the message was deleted as rude/abusive

I was pinged earlier in a chat room with an abusive message. Because I wasn't around at the time it went right to my inbox. Chat moderation removed the message before I even knew it existed, which I'm ...
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Deleted comments are persisting in the global inbox

I realise that there is other questions out there about the below (First open one I found is Deleted comments persist in the global inbox), but this is marked status-completed. I often get the below ...
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Global Inbox Super Collider Thingy showing wrong answer count in notification

So I get a notification in my inbox for answers to my Meta post, like a normal day. Then I see this: I demand to know how SE could do such a thing to cause me to draw freehand circles! GRUMBLE ...
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Viewed, deleted comments staying in inbox

Lets start with a life-like scenario. User A receives an offensive comment in his inbox from the OP of a question. A then clicks on the notification in order to flag the offending comment. A mod sees ...
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StackExchange inbox disappeared

Just after the migration my Stack Exchange inbox has stopped working. Are the messages lost? Can I recover them?
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Clearing inbox messages

Is there any facility to clear inbox message? If I want to delete some of the messages from inbox, then is it possible?
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Ajax notification to user, when he/she gets answers to his/her question or comments points to him/her?

I realize that the notification is there on a hard page refresh, but I would like to avoid refreshing the page to see that I got an answer or comment.
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Does the OP of a question get a message in the inbox when I update my answer?

Does the OP of a question get a message in the inbox when I update my answer? Or do I have to make all the time a comment saying "@OP I updated my answer". (Its a bit annoying when there are a lot ...
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Send custom flag responses to messages inbox

Long story short: since custom flag responses are messages to users like any other (answer, comment, suggested edit, chat message etc.), users should be notified about them!! A problem I have with ...
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Send a message when your question is closed [duplicate]

I recently added a question to the Sci-Fi site, unfortunately this question was closed because I could have looked it up quite easily. However that is not my point, normally when there is interaction ...
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Something's wrong with the inbox message escaping

Here's a sample of my StackExchange Inbox this morning: The apostrophe ' is being improperly/unnecessarily escaped to ' in the inbox. It's also doing it to double quotes: As well as ...
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Use inbox notification for close/open related activities [duplicate]

When you get a comment on your question or answer, or when a comment @-mentions you, a red notification appears on the top bar inbox. When you get an answer to your question, a red notification ...
Kate Gregory's user avatar
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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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Temporarily deleted answer missing from asker's inbox

I asked a question on CS and received an answer. This answer does not appear in my inbox. I never saw a notification, and as of now the latest notification from CS is {"SiteUrl":""...
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Show all inbox items (notifications) in app [closed]

The SE app currently only shows some inbox items: Answers Comments Chats When I see those I assume I'm all caught up, but it turns out there are more on the web which aren't displayed in the app: ...
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