Questions tagged [navigation]

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Make the badge counts in the navigation bar a link to the list of badges on my profile [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The Badges icon should be linked (to badges) The badge counts in the navigation bar should be a link to my badges. As of writing, there is no anchor for the Badges section on ...
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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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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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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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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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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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A favorites star icon on the header

I frequently use favorites to mark questions that I need to keep a watch on, or look at later when I have time. The peeve is that they're inconvenient to access and I end up checking them infrequently....
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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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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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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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Is there keyboard navigation of questions and answers?

Is there a way to navigate the questions and answers via the keyboard? I'm thinking of something like what gmail does. I'd rather not depend on a Greasemonkey script if I have to.
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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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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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I'm getting a big “oops” when clicking on the questions tab

Oddly enough, I'm only getting this when I click on the "questions" tab. I can open links to questions, go to "tags" page, successfully reach the home page by clicking on the logo etc. I'm using ...
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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 the “Unanswered” menu to Stack Overflow, including the international ones

All StackExchange sites have "Unanswered" menu item in their navigation. For example this one: Except for Stack Overflow and its localized versions. While the menu (AKA left nav) for Stack Overflow ...
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Navigating back from Careers

Will Careers be getting the new top bar? If not, is there a reason there are no links to navigate back to any of the SE sites at the top? I suppose it's not a huge deal, but it's quite different from ...
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The on screen back button on user profile's specific site opens drawer menu instead of going back to previous view

The following procedures seem to reproduce it every time: Find a question Click on any user's name Click on any site's name Click the back button on the top left of the screen Instead of going back, ...
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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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Dropdown with my active accounts

Can users have a dropdown (something like the Stack Exchange dropdown) to quickly go to websites they have active accounts with? E.g. I have accounts with Stack Overflow, Super User, Server Fault, ...
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Can't click “Ask Question” when on the “Ask a Question” page

There's an inconsistency with the way the top navigation works when the user is on one of the pages pointed to by those buttons. For the five buttons on the left, being on the page doesn't change the ...
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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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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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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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How does navigation work in Stack Overflow?

I have one question about navigation in Stack Overflow: If you mark it properly, when I am on Tags and I go to Users, the top portion will stay in touch. I.e. the top bar will stay as it is, and ...
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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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New SE Layout - clicking on rep in banner no longer opens rep changes

I know, I know... "While we are definitely open to feedback, try using the new design for a little." Seems that the separate navigation that was previously provided by the profile photo (to profile) ...
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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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Navigation on Area 51 is confusing

When I find myself on my user page, or browsing through the faq / badges and so on. I find it a little bit confusing to get back to the proposal list. Can navigation elements some how be improved so ...
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User Profile & Logout links inaccessible from the 'badge' statistics page

This may be a nitpick, but as this site seems to be about improvements to SO, I thought I'd mention it anyway ;0) Ive noticed that when I select a badge I received to observe it's meaning, the links ...
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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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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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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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How do I navigate to page no 250? [duplicate]

If I were to explore the questions in a tab whose result set returns 1000+ questions, how do I get to Page 250 without traversing the set 5 pages at a time? I strongly feel that many questions become ...
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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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“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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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,...