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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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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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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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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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Why doesn't the Stack Overflow home page remember the last active tab?

I've noticed some inconsistent behavior between the Stack Overflow home page and the Questions page. Clicking on the Stack Overflow logo always takes me to the interesting tab on the home page. ...
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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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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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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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New navigation causes body to overflow the window

Great job guys! Unfortunately the new navigation causes the site to overflow the window slightly, allowing me to scroll right. This only happens when using the favorite tags filter, because the ...
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Add workaround for old Firefox “beforeunload” bug that makes it prompt twice when closing a window with unsaved changes

There is an old 2005 bug in the Firefox based browsers that makes the confirmation dialog show up twice when closing a window which had some data entered. The "beforeunload" event happens twice, 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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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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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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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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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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Different search paths when searching using the new question page

I was just looking for a duplicate using the top search bar, so I typed global-inbox. I got this page: Here I can sort for votes, which I was looking for. Then I noticed I missed the tag brackets ...
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Add tool tips (alt text) to the links in the bottom nav on all sites

The SO, SF, SU, and Meta links (at least, and for consistency you'll want to add them to api/apps, careers, howtogeek.com, doctype.com, and any others you add to the second row) should have tool tips (...
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Navigate individual Q&A pages from tag or search Query (maybe with Left/Right Keys?)

Sometimes browsing a tag or search term combination is a good way to get an overview of a subject. But going through the Q&A is a bit labor-intensive because you keep clicking back and forth ...
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Add visual indicator of side menus

I was in the midst of writing up a feature-request to ask for a way to open the navigation menu from any screen rather than just the feed page. Getting around the app without one is hard. But lo and ...
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Clicking in any Main menu should also reset submenu

I would suggest that when you click on the title "Questions", the selection on "Active/featured/hot/week/month" should also be reset, same with other Main Menu entires. Simple, clicking on any Main ...
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Should the navigation tabs be less sticky?

Each SE site has tabs as a second level of navigation, for example below the "Questions" top-level navigation there are the "newest", "featured", "frequent", "votes", "active" and "unanswered" tabs. ...
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Careers 2.0 navigation and filter problem, no bookmark support for list filter

In the job listing page after applying a filter the url does not change, this makes it impossible to bookmark the page. Another issue is after selecting a job from the list it navigates to the job ...
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Why do I get the “confirm navigation” message every time I submit a post on Stack Overflow?

Every time I enter a question on Stack Overflow and hit "post your question", I get this: The question still posts without any problems, but the confirmation dialog is really annoying. OS: Ubuntu 13....