Questions tagged [mobile-web]

For questions about the mobile versions of Stack Exchange sites. For questions about the mobile apps, use the [android-app] and the [ios-app] tags as needed. Since the new responsive design will eventually replace the mobile version, bugs and feature request are unlikely to be fixed/implemented.

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Mobile optimized version of Stack Overflow [duplicate]

I found this one on UserVoice, and I thought it was fitting to bring it up here for further discussion. "Stack Overflow already works with Mobile Safari, but the experience is far from optimum. ...
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Do Stack Overflow and other Stack Exchange sites have an app I can use?

I like using Stack Overflow (or any other Stack Exchange sites) and was wondering if there was an app I could install on my phone or other device that would allow me to use the site on-the-go or ...
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I'm seeing a very minimalistic version of the site. How do I get the full version again?

I seem to have clicked on something that changed my display preferences. The main site is now very minimalistic, with fewer controls and different fonts. I want to change it back, but where is it?
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Review option on mobile phone not available?

The other day I was looking at Stack Overflow on my Android phone. All is made very nice and all, but I could not find the Review button/link. Is it being implemented, did I miss it, or it is not ...
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SO mobile site “Your Answer” textbox appears on top of flag dialog

The "Your Answer" textbox seems to be eating the flagging dialog as shown in Figure A.
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Add an Image Upload button to the Mobile Site

With the release of iOS 6, the most commonly used mobile browser now supports standard generic image upload buttons. This is actually really handy. I can take screenshots on my phone or iPad, and use ...
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Add comment length counter on the mobile site

I know that comments have to be at least 15 chars for the system to post it. I noticed that on the mobile site, there is no "x chars to go..." warning. If I try to post a comment that is too short, ...
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Stack Exchange Mobile Launched

We have formally launched Mobile Stack Exchange via the blog! All the key, essential pages have now been converted to mobile. There are some less frequently used pages which we are still working on,...
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Mobile web refresher, part 2 [duplicate]

After a sizeable amount of work we are releasing a new version of the mobile web site, this time focusing on the question and answer page. We have also fixed or implemented a minimal large part of the ...
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Show the number of up-votes and down-votes on the mobile site theme

It seems we can't view the number of up-votes and down-votes a question has from the mobile site. Can this be added or is there a reason it isn't available?
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Launch iOS app from sites

Can we add functionality to the mobile site to view the page in the SE iOS app? It could be through smart app banners or a link at the bottom where the download link is. I really don't care which,...
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Mouse cursor doesn't change to pointer when hovering “full site” on mobile

When (accidentally) clicking "mobile" in the footer, one gets the mobile site in a regular browser too. To switch back, one can click "full site" in that same footer: However: when hovering it, the ...
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Close and flag links do nothing on mobile site

This morning (it's about six AM here) I find that I can no longer submit close votes; the link just jumps to the beginning of the page. I'm on iOS, using a third-party browser called Grazing, but a ...
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Closing questions on mobile theme also shows me flag counts

When I'm using the Stack Exchange mobile view (specifically on my iPhone), after voting to close a question I am also shown the flag count. If I refresh the page afterwards, the flag count disappears ...
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Mobile web refresher [duplicate]

We are rolling out a revisited version of our mobile web sites with the following aims: A navigation and look-and-feel more consistent with our desktop UI in a mobile friendly way. Better usability ...
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Add/Show comments focuses text box by default

If I open a post using the mobile theme, which has many comments, there is a link at the footer "add/show n more comments". If this link is clicked, the comments are loaded and displayed. At the ...
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Why can't I create a new tag in Mobile?

When I was using the mobile version of an SE site I got prompted with the error: new tags cannot be created from the mobile site. The tag 'sometag' is new. Why is this so?
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Missing features of mobile chat

Mobile chat is missing a lot of features (understandable, as it's mobile). However, there are a number of features not currently implemented that are almost necessities: Replies — Sure, we can type "@...
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Moderator flag notifications should reach mobile

I spend a great deal of time surfing SE sites from my phone during commutes and other down times. The global inbox is quite effective at reaching me even for chat pings. Quite frankly the mobile site ...
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Close as a duplicate on mobile: Lots of Vertical Scrolling

Attempting to use the site with a Nexus 4. I came across a question that was a duplicate, so I found the dupe and voted to close. The only problem: the button is at the bottom of the modal. While ...
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Show “helpful flags” counter and link on the mobile site profile page

There is no "helpful flags" counter (with a link to flagging summary) on the mobile version of profile page. And I see no other way to reach flagging summary page and check your flagging history from ...
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Pending edits remove the edit link altogether on mobile site

Is it intentional that the EDIT button is only on answers, but not on the question? I'm using the mobile site on SO... (Also, really wish there was an image upload feature on mobile ) :) edit so it ...
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Test the new mobile chat!

Update: As of February 23, 2016, the new mobile version is the default. If you've tested the new version before this date, nothing will change for you (even if you've disabled the new version since, ...
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Are there mobile apps for Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

I am used to using my smart phone to browse Stack Overflow with a web browser, but I feel that that's not a very good solution. Now I want to use a mobile app to browse SO. Is there a mobile app for ...
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Please don't completely remove the mobile website, for the benefit of users on slow connections

A Stack Exchange employee just said the following regarding the mobile site: We are actively working on the responsive design that works on both desktop and mobile, based on screen size. Once that is ...
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System message breaks mobile site layout

When a site has a "system message" shown (such as the message shown on recently launched beta sites, like Vi/Vim), the mobile layout suffers: Compare the above with how the mobile navigation bar ...
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Switch to mobile site on standard browser

At the moment I am using damn slow dialup internet and desperately need a link to switch to mobile site for faster browsing. There should be a link to switch to mobile site also in desktop web ...
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Add the comments @ auto-complete to mobile theme

When browsing the mobile theme of Stack Exchange sites, when I type a @ sign followed by a letter, it never auto completes the username for the comment like it does on the full site theme. I think ...
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Can't see spoilers on touchscreen

I asked about it on meta.scifi.stackexchange.com and they told me to post it here. Probably need to add the :active to the :hover meta class or something like that. Example:
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Site icons misaligned

On both the full site and mobile theme, when viewed from Android and Chrome, the site icons are misaligned as seen below on the drop down site list. Can't replicate on my mac. But new reports are ...
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No Search button - accessibility problem

Every time I need to search something when navigating with my mobile phone, I end up googling it because I can't search in SO. Since there is no visible "search" button, I just can enter the text in ...
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How do I delete or flag comments using the mobile website?

While browsing the site on my Android mobile, I found that there is no option to delete comments through the mobile website. In order to take screenshots, I recreated the issue using the mobile link ...
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Is there a way to view the number of unique views for a question on a mobile device?

I'm using an iPhone, but I would imagine it's the same for other mobile devices as well. If you browse to any stack exchange site, you get a very well made mobile site. The only gripe that I have is ...
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I'm unable to join chat in Safari on my iPhone when on my mobile network (O2)

I'm aware that we have a nice lite version of chat for mobile clients, and I've seen reports that other people have it working quite nicely, so what am I doing wrong? I'm logged in successfully to ...
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What happened to the top bar and it's restored now

When I refreshed the page it suddenly looks like this. This is what it previously was What happened? Edit: Seems to have been restored at 17:48 UTC, January 23. Too bad that a bug is introduced ...
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Mobile web refresher, part 3

Here’s the final major installment of the mobile web redesign/refresher. We have also fixed or implemented a minimal large part of the issues and requests mentioned in the previous refresher questions....
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Make the search box handheld-device friendly

Currently, the search box requires the enter key to start a search. This is a bit hard to do when your device doesn't have one. We can has search button? Posting from a Zune HD.
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Area 51 Mobile Site

All the other sites have a mobile version, but Area 51 doesn't. Why not? Can it be added?
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Stop advertising the SE app on the mobile site

If I visit any SE site on my phone, I get the following banner on questions encouraging me to download the app: It is possible to dismiss this banner, but you have to do this for every single site ...
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Yes, I'm really sure I want to delete that post

Attempting to delete questions on the mobile site on iOS causes two notification messages asking me to confirm the deletion, which it shouldn't do. I haven't really looked into it, but it may just be ...
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Please provide a mobile-optimized captcha page

When working with the mobile version of one of the mobile sites, my connection got really slow, and (I think this is what) caused Apple.SE to show me a captcha. I'm okay with that, but I'd like to ...
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Mobile chat “you have been suspended” notification is too ambiguous

Earlier today, I was suspended from chat due to an inappropriate message (I totally deserved it, but that's not the point). I looked at my phone, and this is all that it told me: ...which confused me ...
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Are there plans to get the @ name completion working on the mobile website?

I use Stack Exchange site through my phone (iPhone) way more frequently than I do through the desktop website. When I do that, I really wish that typing the @ symbol would offer the same auto-...
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No wild favorite tags seen on mobile Safari, tourists demand refund

If you have wildcards in your favorite (or ignored) tags on the site, the mobile view will not correctly highlight questions that match these wildcards. For instance, I have mass-effect* as a favorite ...
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New mobile chat doesn't follow the keyboard height

The Japanese keyboard on iOS dynamically changes it's height to show suggestions and hides the input box of new mobile chat. Additionally, third-party keyboards make the input box completely ...
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Please let me edit my profile in Mobile theme

Just as the title says, I am unable to find the edit profile link in mobile view. It appears as though there isn't one. I think an edit profile link should be added somewhere beside the user's profile ...
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Inconsistency in display of animated avatars

It has been discussed previously that animated avatars are disliked because they cause a distraction from the content. However, currently animated avatars are not treated consistently. On desktop, ...
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No hats on the mobile version?

I was wondering why there is not hats available on the mobile version. No hats on avatar, no hats counts, etc .. Is it because it seems to be an ajax layer over all websites? or the same reason there ...
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Chat room Activity on iPad mobile web is 17266d ago… for most of my chat rooms

In fact, of these, only Charcoal shows a recent time stamp.
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Suggestion: use type=“url” on the openid URL input field

Using type="url" instead of type="text" would make life a lot easier when logging in via iPhones and Android Phones (mobile Safari, in general). Other browsers ignore it and pretend it's type="text", ...

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