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Questions tagged [navigation]

Relating to elements such as menus, bars, and links which help users get around the site.

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Provide an easier way to find the meta of each Stack Exchange site [duplicate]

I could not find the meta of Web Applications. It should have been easier to find (I did not find it actually, I just added "meta" to the URL).
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Find a random unanswered question

I'd like to find a random unanswered question on my site. I know of the 'Unanswered' tab on the All Questions page (/questions), but that sorts by votes. Is there a way to get it to sort randomly? ...
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Add a button to scroll me to my answer if I view a question which I have previously answered

If I open a question that I have already answered, it would be nice if there was an icon or link telling me something along the lines of "You have posted an answer to this question." This would scroll ...
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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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Live: Left nav, new theming and responsiveness

This post is now locked due to a lot of off-topic or very tangentially related issues being posted here. It's so large that it is pretty hard to find/triage issues listed. If you have a concern ...
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The navigation links for pagination of “newest” questions should be relative to the currently displayed questions

Currently, the next, previous and page number navigation links for the newest questions are related only to the total number of questions and are of the form: https://stackoverflow.com/questions?...
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“Top of page” link

As long as I am always annoyed by links sending to the top of the current page on most web sites, SO is one that could really use one. I mean, after reading all questions on e.g. "interesting" tab, ...
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Navigating through the site. Is it clunky?

I like jumping around between Stack Exchange sites. I enjoy World Building, English, Physics, etc. Sometimes I like to browse to see what other subjects there are. It seems that I have to make ...
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Three “hamburgers” but still no direct link to meta

Users from EL&U will know I am not an admirer of the new theme which has befallen on my once beloved site. See my answer on English Language & Usage's updated site theme is ready for ...
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Show Requests and Bugs links in left sidebar

It's not obvious when you go to https://meta.stackexchange.com how to add a feature request or bug report - clicking on Ask Question is counter-intuitive - it takes some digging around on the site to ...
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Ch-ch-ch-changes: Left nav, responsive design, & themes

Thanks everyone for your feedback. The team has responded to feedback in the post Left nav, responsive design, and theming next steps . Check it out. Ch-ch-ch-changes are coming. As you've ...
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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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Rollout of new network site themes

For the remainder of updates, see the tracking post: Rollout of responsive design site themes - Tracking post See updated schedule below and updated stock theme As promised (albeit delayed), we ...
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Can we have a clear place for the help section in the new layout?

The new layout has been rolled out everywhere. The help section is in the footer It took me a while to figure out it wasn't at the top (and I've been here a while). You have to click on the sites ...
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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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Inbox heading should be a link

While looking at this question, I noticed that the "INBOX" heading at the top of the new top bar inbox menu is not linked anywhere: I'd like to suggest that, like the similar headings in the site ...
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Border appears on left of question list, even without sidebar [duplicate]

I have disabled the sidebar. However, the annoying left border still remains: Why is this here? It also shows up here on MSE and Programming Puzzles & Code Golf Stack Exchange:
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New top bar is coming to the Stack Exchange network

Update: See: New top bar next steps and response to feedback I'm the new product manager for the DAG team. I’m excited to announce that the top bar design that has been on Stack Overflow ...
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Better way to quickly find appropriate site?

When I go to StackExchange.com and want to find the appropriate site for my physics question, I immediately think to use the search box at the top of the page labeled "Search all sites". So, I type in ...
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Should the top navigation be frozen (optional)?

In Excel, the window can be frozen in place in such a way that you can always see the name of the column even though you go way down below the 'fold' of the screen. On SE, when you scroll, the whole ...
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How do users navigate to Meta?

How do you expect users to: Know that a site's meta-site exists (and what it's for)? Find the hyperlink to the meta-site? I know it exists, of course, and how to get there; I'm wondering how (or ...
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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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“Hot Posts” Removal with New Nav?

In the comments to one of the answers under the new nav question, theres a comment about removing the "Hot Posts" from the sidebar, show below. This comment was the first I've heard of it, and I've ...
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New side menu back to header

New side menu can be very handy but is it possible to place it back to the header where it was before on the top? From the visual perspective it seems consume the side part of the page from questions/...
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Responsive site design widens profiles, pushing some info and controls farther to the right

I'm a member of a team on SO, so I have a preview of the responsive design that'll be coming soon to the rest of the network. To reclaim more space, I'm using a Stylish style to shrink the left nav ...
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Change default start page on Stack Overflow

By default stackoverflow.com shows me a page named “Top Questions”, but I would rather see the following: My unanswered questions (to see what’s going on with them) The unanswered questions with my ...
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Is it possible to create a question tab with my tags? [closed]

I created a list of favorite tags on Stack Overflow. I would like to filter the questions that only have one or more of my tags. I remember there was an option like that before ("+ new tab"), but it ...
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New navigation for Stack Overflow is in alpha testing [closed]

Update: A Release Candidate has been announced Update: We've heard you! Alpha 2 is now released. Please let us know what you think. As announced 6-8 weeks ago... In a major effort to move as ...
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The maddening brown review number in the navbar displays the wrong number [duplicate]

Currently, the review number does not serve to alert me about review tasks I can perform, only that there are review tasks outstanding. I am already aware that this is a known issue, so I am not here ...
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Link to “All sites” (https://stackexchange.com/sites) shows an error

When navigating to All sites from main page or directly via https://stackexchange.com/sites in Chrome browser, there's an error page displayed with message: ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS Similarily, ...
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Download popup will show up when navigating [closed]

I am not sure if it is a problem with Google Chrome, or maybe one of the extensions on my browser. In last month, in many cases when crawling in Stackoverflow or meta site, browser open a download ...
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Drag to “visible tabs” while editing the tab bar on the iOS app

The current design requires you to press the + or - buttons on the left of each tab to make it visible on the menu bar or not while editing on the iOS SE app. The design can be improved if ...
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Feature counter loading incorrectly

I was browsing on So when I noticed something odd. The "featured" tab that contains all the questions with bountys on them displayed its counter at 0. I tried reloading the page to check if it was ...
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Add comment, leave page, lose comment

If I add a comment but navigate (by mistake) to another page, I lose my unfinished comment (ok, depends on browser etc). On the other hand, when formulating a question, and I click on a link by ...
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Winter Bash profile hat?

It seems that the profile in the Winter Bash site doesn't have a hat: Shouldn't it join in the celebration too?
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Feature Request: Add a “My Questions” button at top on stack

I want to have a quick look of the questions I asked on stack. Currently for that I have to go to my profile, find the required stack community and then the question. Is it possible to have a "My ...
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Why do “Badges” have their own tab in the navigation?

I'm talking about the tabs provided in the navigation (menu-bar): "Questions", "Tags", "Users", "Badges", "Unanswered" and "Ask Question". I think "Badges" is a topic in the help center and can be ...
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Review bug on viewing edit history

Steps to reproduce: Go to Review, any section Open a question/answer that already has editing history, like this Click edited {date} Click Return to Answer Actual: Redirected to the question/answer ...
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Wow, the iOS app feed sure showed me an interesting question! I want to read more. Uh, how do I get there?

In the iOS app, pulling up a question from the feed gives the standard question view, which provides no means of navigating elsewhere on that site, either to browse or search. This should be changed ...
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What percentage of users use the /questions page to view questions?

There are two primary ways to view questions: The questions link (clicking the "questions") The homepage link (clicking the site name icon or from the base url) My question is what the total page ...
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Accessing the Stack Exchange home page from a community page [duplicate]

I am trying to understand how to go to the Stack Exchange homepage from a Stack Exchange community's page. Here's where I want to go: I like this page because it's full of questions. It's exciting. ...
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Two years later: How has moving the Meta link affected Meta usage?

Two years ago the link to a site's Meta was moved from an always-visible position in the top bar to subitems in the help and Site Switcher menus, as part of the top bar redesign progressively rolled ...
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Question disappearing upon page refresh

I would like to point out the bug which I have started to encounter recently: When a new question is asked, a notification is displayed as: "one new question is to this activity" and when I click it ...
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Current tag filter does not get saved when clicking on a Tag

I opened this question about the same issue after the first iteration of the New Navigation, and it was fixed. With the second iteration of the New Navigation, this problem is back and it is driving ...
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Let’s improve our site navigation

A Release Candidate has been announced A.k.a. the 2015 Questions to Answer Refactoring Konversion (QuARK) A.k.a. the great cheese move of 2015. TL:DR; we are looking to change the navigation of ...
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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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Make it easier & quicker to find relevant Stack Exchange site with tooltips

When browsing https://stackexchange.com/sites you have to click on a tab in order to see what that particular site relates to. While in many cases it's obvious, in many others it isn't (eg. Stack ...
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Weird animation effects in tab bar

When navigating through the app there is a weird animation effect happening on the tab bar. Video: https://youtu.be/JJ5Fl-L0clQ You will need to force it to play in a high quality to see properly ...
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Why 'Modified — ago' link in home page of SE (ProWebmasters) not navigating to the exact place of the comment?

When I clicked "Modified -- ago" of one of the post in Pro Webmasters, it's navigating the question and not to the exact comment of an answer. But the question URL is passing the ID of that comment. ...
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What is holding back the new navigation from rolling out to graduated sites?

It's high time to bury the old navigation in my opinion. The iteration on the great cheese move appears to have ground to a halt now that MSE, SO and MSO have received the cleaner navigation. I ...