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Why is the header bar suddenly brighter and with a different layout? [duplicate]

Before: After: In particular, the profile picture seems a bit jammed in, and the icons have gotten visibly brighter. What is this change and why did it occur?
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What is the idea behind the new top header icon color?

Before After If this was intended, what's the idea behind this? More 'readable'? The change seems to be platform wide, but due to the white background color on SO it does not seem to have any ...
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Change the way log in and sign up buttons (in header) appear in mobile

This is how the log in and sign up buttons appear in mobile (when I am logged out): I noticed this change today. It was looking fine yesterday. The buttons look ugly. Please fix them. This is how ...
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Capitalizing issue in the header pages

In the header's "review queues" drop-down menu, in the link text of "all queues" and "tools", the first character is a capital letter: But in the "achievements"...
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Stack Overflow header redesign hurts community reviews [closed]

I've noticed that after the header redesign The number of community-pending reviews has gone through the roof. Personally I dislike the redesign, and I think it's horrible. I'm an old time user and ...
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Hide number of edits to review in the header when the user already reached the daily limit [duplicate]

I reached my daily limit many times for reviewing edits on Stack Overflow. Yet, I always have the number of edits to review. And when clicking on it, it tells you that you can't review more; you ...
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Can we increase the navigation's contrast on Meta.SE? [duplicate]

The navigation's contrast is too low, which hampers my ability to quickly scan the navigation. I find myself many times having to concentrate and read the section I'm in. I think part of the problem ...
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Show site blurb also for logged-in users

All sites in the network have a blurb at the top, telling visitors what the site is all about: "Stack Overflow is a question and answer site for professional and enthusiast programmers. It's 100% ...
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Show only user registered communities in the "StackExchange" dropdown in header

I have been using the stackoverflow and recently I registered in a some other stackExchange communities like drupal, unix & Linux, computing sciences, cognitive sciences. If suppose I'm in ...
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Top Left menus are missing [duplicate]

When I got on today, the top left header menus were gone. The places they should be seem to still be functional, but it looks like just a black bar. Browser is Firefox 27, OS is Windows 7. Here is ...
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Why both "sign up" and "log in" especially when both are the same link?

I just noticed that when not logged in, I have "sign up" and "log in" links on top: Not sure how long it's like this however both link to https://stackoverflow.com/users/login. As I understand ...
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Add help link to site header

I think a link to help should be added to the site headers on all of the Stack Exchange sites. This would make it easier to find, and could prevent a lot of users from asking questions that are ...
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Was the "About" link removed from Stackoverflow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why am I still seeing the “about” link on Web Apps and Gaming? I noticed this maybe a moment ago. The "about" link is missing... ...but on Meta, it appears fine. ...
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Notification header overlaps with top information bar [closed]

I've noticed that on the Parenting beta site, the notification bars slightly overlap the normal site header. This might be specific to Parenting but I think it might be a bug in the overall beta ...
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Wanted: A standard way for a site to have a prominent professional advice disclaimer

I propose that there ought to be a way for the mods of a site to put up a prominent disclaimer that shows up on every page and makes it clear that the site does not offer professional services. For ...
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Confusing navigation between facebook. -> meta -> and "main" [closed]

When I'm on facebook.stackoverflow.com and click on the 'meta' link in the header, I'm taken to the meta site. But when I then click on the 'main' link in the header I'm taken to Stack Overflow ...
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Add stackexchange.com home button to the left of the "StackExchange" header menu

If I want to quickly check the top related questions on the entire Stack Exchange network, and I'm in GIS or programmers or any specific site, I need to click the menu, then the Stack Exchange link, ...
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Include both the chat and blog links permanently in the header

I've talked to a few SE users and everyone agrees that chat is a useful feature, that should be easily available. The site blogs are also deserving of promotion. Can't they both find a home in the ...
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Can we raise awareness of unused votes?

A lot of stack sites (most? all?) aren't getting as many votes as I'd like to see them get. I don't want to drop a carrot in front of people that encourages them to give meaningless votes just to ...
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Why is there a Blog link but only for Guests

I noticed that a Blog link was added but it seems to only appear if you're not logged in. What's the deal with that?
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Automatically add id attributes to headers to enable link targeting

MediaWiki, the software used on Wikipedia, has some cool functionality as part of its header text syntax. It makes a slug out of the text, and automatically adds that slug to the id attribute of the ...
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Receiving Content-Type: text/vnd.wap.wml from Stack Overflow when logged out

My computer says it is going to download a file with no information or name, but the Content-Type is set as text/vnd.wap.wml from http://stackoverflow.com if I am logged out. Is anybody else having ...
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Consider changing the reputation's link from the privileges page to the audit

The new drop down for clicking your display name includes a link to the privileges page. This makes it redundant with the functionality of clicking your displayed reputation. I've always found it ...
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Header divider doesn't display properly after approving suggested edits

After suggested edits are approved, the big colored block containing the number of pending edits in the queue disappears. For most users, this is not a problem. For the user who reviewed the edits, ...
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Add space above the header too

See Arjan's comment on this answer on my question: How to add a blank line under a header It was not my idea to globally add space under the header... but we should certainly make the top space at ...
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Why am I still seeing the "about" link on Web Apps and Gaming?

This has been bugging me for some time. I've got > 2,000 rep on Gaming and Web Apps yet I'm still seeing the "about" link in the header. I've just got 2,000 on UI and the link has disappeared from ...
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Apply stackexchange.com hot-question site filter in the SE-banner dropdown

The Super-Cool-SE-Dropdown™ "Hot Questions" tab shows hot questions from all SE sites. Especially as SE grows, I really don't care about most of these. If it was limited to just the sites that I ...
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Add Area 51 to the Stack Exchange dropdown [closed]

I love the new Stack Exchange dropdown in the header. But what about Area 51? Did it get abducted by aliens?
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Any way to disable FAQ page header for user with no cookies

My Firefox is set up to erase cookies on exit. At the same time, I have created a address bar shortcut so that, for example, when I type "so python com" and press Enter in the address bar, Stack ...
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Is it possibile to have link to stackoverflow, serverfault, etc. also in the header?

I know that we have them on bottom, but it would be useful for me to have also on top, so that I don't need scroll down to switch between one site and another.
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