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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Improvements to editor for formatting source code

Does anyone else have problems with the editor? I may be doing something incredibly stupid, but I find that whenever I use tab I tab out of the box. This is obviously irritating if you're trying to ...
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Page navigation on Users page doesn't work if using the input box

Steps to reproduce Go to the Users page on Stackoverflow.com Type a name into the input box with lots of results ("anonymous", any firstname) Try to navigate to the next page. Expected behaviour ...
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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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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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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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Put the “review” link back in its proper place next to “tools” in the top navigation bar

It seems one of my suggestions in Usability Improvements for the > 10k Moderation Tools had been implemented. One or two days ago, the "review" link disappeared from the Tools and appeared on the top ...
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Add the ability to go to the next/previous question when viewing a question

In order to get to a new question when reading a question, currently you need to go back to the list of questions. It would be nice to have next/previous buttons on the current question page that ...
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Misplaced navigation bar and question title

It appears that on Server Fault and Super User, the navigation bar and question title have suddenly become misplaced. The same does not occur on SO and mSO, nor on any of the other SE sites I spot-...
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Is there an easy way to get to www.stackexchange.com from any of the SE sites?

One thing I've noticed about the relatively new sitewide layout is that I can't find a quick way to get back to www.stackexchange.com without finding StackExchange in the sites list. As a result, I am ...
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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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Add navigation buttons to browse through answers

Maybe just small optional DVD-player like chapter-selection icons directly below the vote buttons, something à la >>, <<, >|, |< for next, previous, last and first answer.
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Show earned badges summary in the user profile

What do you think about adding the earned badges summary in the user profile? Why? I'm aware that badges summary is pretty pervasive in several sections of the sites like Users tab, Questions and ...
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An optional navigation bar floating at the top that has DVD like navigation buttons

I picture a navigation bar that includes new navigation elements to jump to the next or previous answer in the current question. See mockup below: Since devinb's comment here makes a good point, I ...
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Page Navigation, goto page N, feature request

My feature request is for the page navigation buttons that are on many of the different pages. I would like to see, aside from the usual page buttons, a small input box and a "goto" button so that ...
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Why does Unanswered show Answered questions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unexpected Results From Clicking The Unanswered Button When I click 'Unanswered' in the menubar, I get a list of questions, all of which have been answered. Does it just mean ...
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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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How to navigate to a specific post in the mobile app?

There doesn't seem to be a way to navigate to a specific question using the ios-app. If there is, then it wasn't obvious to me. I tried entering the question number or URL into the search field, but ...
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Make sort order for questions and answers on user pages sticky

Currently Questions and Answers listings under the stats tab on the user page can be sorted by Recent, Views, Newest and Votes. By default the sort order is by votes. If you select a different sort ...
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Main navigation: “Questions” vs. Home

Just asked myself: Why isn't "Questions" the homepage? And why is the homepage only accessible with a click on the logo? As far as I can see there is only one significant difference between the ...
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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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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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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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Maintain current Filter/Sort when clicking on a Tag?

With the New Navigation, can we maintain the current view when clicking on a tag instead of resetting it? My typical routine is to click "Unanswered > FavoriteTag", however now when I hit "needs ...
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Add text next to the featured question (bounty) count?

For the new navigation, can we get some text next to the Bounty #? I couldn't find bounty questions at first until I hovered over the blue square that looked like it was some kind of admin tool. ...
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Tab links on recent activity page don't work

On the Recent Activity page (accessible by clicking the envelope icon next to the user's name at the top) (eg. https://ux.stackexchange.com/users/recent/34 ), clicking on the tabs (Summary, Reputation,...
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Page links not always showing at the bottom of stackoverflow.com

I can't reproduce this every time, but I've taken screenshot to prove it's not just madness.... Note how between the bottom of the question and the bottom bar, there are no page navigation/size links....
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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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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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Bug: Favorites sort order and page not persisted on browser back

Steps to reproduce: Go to favorites page. Change the sort order or view a different page of favorites. Click through to a question. Press browser's back button. Sort order reverts to "...
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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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Add page navigation at the top of the screen

I always have to scroll down to go the next page if have more than one page of questions. Could the page navigation also be added at the top of the page in Stack Overflow?
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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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Organize your favorites [duplicate]

Duplicate: Better Favourites Organisation I'm always favoriting a question for a particular reason. Personal interests, problems I encounter in my own work or things I'd like to solve long-term. ...
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“Your communities” in site switcher menu should be a link

This is not a link: I think it should be a link. (Specifically, I think it should link to the same place as the "# Accounts" header in the user profile summary does, i.e. http://stackexchange.com/...
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Links on Tag page for todays and weeks question return same result

The links for each tag on the tags page of stackoverflow for questions of the last 24 hours and the last 7 days return all tagged questions with the corresponding tag instead of filtering by the ...
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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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How do I get from a beta site to its Area 51 page?

It's easy to click "Visit the site now!" on the Area 51 page, but how can I go back without using the search engine on Area 51 or using the back button on my browser?
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How do I navigate to the Responses tab?

When coming to superuser.com yesterday I was presented a link to a (very useful) Responses tab (at the top of the page): https://superuser.com/users/recent/1495/2009-07-22/2009-07-23?tab=responses. ...
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Count of posts flagged for moderator attention does not agree

Frequently I see that the number of items flagged in the navigation bar does not match what is reported on the moderation tools page. Shouldn't these values match? or am I missing something in the ...
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Clicking the ellipsis between page numbers should prompt for a page number [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Page Navigation, goto page N, feature request It's pretty hard to get to page 500 when the navigation tool looks like this: 1 2 3 4 5 … 3896 next If clicking the ellipsis (…) ...
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“Recent activity” page unnavigable-to [duplicate]

THIS IS A BUGREPORT FOR A USABILITY BUG. • Do not retag as “support”. This is not a support request. • Do not link to the FAQ. I’ve read it. It doesn’t answer the question “How do I report ...
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How to get back to a site when viewing one of its questions [duplicate]

When viewing a question on a site which I don't use (I never registered on it), I can't figure out how to get back to the list of questions of the site. See this example What female mathematician can ...
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Feature request: use Ctrl-RightArrow/Ctrl-LeftArrow to navigate between pages

http://habrahabr.ru/, for example, uses Ctrl-RightArrow to go to previous page and Ctrl-LeftArrow to go to next page. It's a very convenient way to navigate and supposed to be an easy change. ...