Questions tagged [left-nav]

For questions about the left navigation bar which was introduced in mid-2018 as part of overall responsive design.

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What is reason to forcibly disable left nav on some pages?

I noticed that on some pages, like: Asking a new question Any page related to review queues left navigation is forcibly hidden despite an option in profile settings: What is the reason for such ...
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What does the globe icon next to the "Questions" link mean? [duplicate]

There is a globe icon next to the "Questions" link on the left menu on each SE site: What's the meaning of that icon? If this is about public (around the world) part of the site, why is the ...
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Questions overlapping with left nav after clicking on "n question(s) with new activity"

I noticed this on Meta Stack Exchange in particular and it started happening a couple of hours ago: After clicking on "n question(s) with new activity", the questions overlap with the left ...
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Questions overlapping with left nav in every sub-tab under the 'Questions' tab

This seems to be happening on every SE site whenever I visit the "Questions" tab [on Chrome]: Meta Stack Exchange: English Language and Usage Stack Exchange: And basically every other site ...
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Flag dialog is under sidebar text

The flag dialog is under the left sidebar text. This only started happening over the past day or two. Using Safari 12.1.1 on MacOS High Sierra. Successfully reproduced on StackOverflow and PPCG, along ...
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Hidden left nav looks weird (blue linkish design)

Previously the left nav hidden in the topbar had the same black layout as the uncollapsed nav. However recently they turned into some strange bluish/link color. I don't think this is intentional: ...
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Make favorite tags to show on the left bar

It would be nice to have your favorite/watched tags to show up on the left column. This way I can quickly go to the tags of interest when I visit a site.
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Almost missed the left navigation options

Almost missed the navigation links on the left. Have to make them more clear. OS is :- Linux Debojyoti 4.4.0-119-generic #143~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Mon Apr 2 18:04:36 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/...
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Suggestion for improvement in site look - sidebar

The current evolution of the site look has created a sidebar that is mostly empty space (screenshots from Super User): It seems to me that it would be useful to transfer more information to the ...
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Why do we have two sidebar columns instead of combining them into one?

I know that SE is committed to both left nav and responsive design, and I'm not trying to disrupt that. The main reason the new design isn't working well for me is that the new left nav combines with ...
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Add a "back to top" link

The left-nav is great - I like it, users who don't can disable it. Perfect world. Now it's stickied it's always there too, which is really useful. When I'm navigating in areas not directly linked to ...
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Making the left navigation more useful

This post is not about the left navigation bar being annoying or something to disable. Unfortunately we do not seem to have a post about suggestions to make the left navigation more useful now that ...
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Left navigation is always hidden on the code of conduct page

I've set my preferences to have the left navigation always visible by unchecking the following checkbox: This setting seems to work fine on all pages except the Code of Conduct page. The Code of ...
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Left nav is now sticky

We've updated the left nav so that it is now sticky. We are planning to add this ability to scroll the left nav independently, but that will be added later since it shouldn't be needed by anyone ...
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Re-enabling left navigation doesn't work

When the new sidebar appeared, I've quickly hidden it. However, I wanted to replicate a bug report on Meta Stack Overflow, so wanted to re-enable it. My steps: This bug occurs on MSO and SO. It ...
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Hide Left nav everywhere with a global preference

We have rolled out a change to make the "Hide left navigation" preference global. This means that changing the preference on any site will change it for all sites. We will also be making the "enable ...
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How can I remove or hide the left navigation bar?

Can I remove the navigation bar as this is distracting and clutters the site especially on Stack Overflow.
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Checkbox doesn't disable left nav

In my Preferences, I have checked Hide left navigation When you check this box, the left navigation will no longer be pinned to the left of the page. but the left nav bar is still there on all ...
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My concerns regarding the new left navigation

Here are a few thoughts of mine about the new sidebar appearing on SO: There's "Home", then there's "Stack Overflow", but the latter doesn't take you to the homepage. It instead takes you to /...
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Left nav, responsive design, and theming next steps

Those interested can now opt-in to beta testing new themes across the network. More details in Opt in to beta testing new themes In the post entitled Ch-ch-ch-changes: Left nav, responsive design, &...
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Please don't sidebar me

In the blog post Updating Navigation for Stack Overflow, Enterprise, and Stack Exchange Sites the term "information architecture" is used to justify the inclusion of a new section for all Stack ...
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