Questions tagged [navigation]

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

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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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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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Change “new”/“newest questions” to “recent”

The default tab, called "new" isn't actually new, but recently active questions instead (for example: How do suggested edits work? is being shown under the new/all tags/all/recently active). Also, ...
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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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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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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 much UX ...
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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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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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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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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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Make Posts.Id visible when viewing a post in the application [duplicate]

First off, hooray for the app \o/ It is a substantial upgrade from the mobile browser . I have started using it quite a bit lately and really like the feed and other features. I find myself using it ...
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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 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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Most intuitive path to rep point privilege list

On any given SE network site, what's the sanest click path to get to that page that shows you what privileges you get at various reputation levels? https://stackoverflow.com/help/privileges I can ...
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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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Color of active link on blue background Image here in Meta SE, makes it less visible [duplicate]

Today I signed up for Meta SE and first thing that made uneasy to use was the color of the active link on blue background image. Can it me improved or changed if someone else also think the same?
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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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Request to add keyboard navigation to the lists of questions

Can the list of questions be responsive to using the up and down-arrow keys for navigation? http://duckduckgo.com uses this method for choosing an item from their results page, and it works very ...
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Navigate to the next question in the context? [duplicate]

Is there a userscript/browser plugin to add/create a hotkey/link to navigate to the next question in the current context? Every time I search stackoverflow site or scan through a tag / list of newest ...
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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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Reliable paging [duplicate]

Stack Overflow is high volume Q&A site. So it happens regularly that when I read the last question and press the button to see next page, I see the same questions again, because there are plenty ...
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Navigating between the different Stack Exchange sites quickly

I belong to several Stack Exchange Sites. They are linked by a common email address, but it is difficult to quickly navigate between them. Am I missing something or would it be possible to have a ...
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Question title misaligned when title begins with “I”

We can see in this question that the beginning of the question title, which starts with the English word "I", appears at the far right of the screen, below and to the right of the Ask Question link. ...
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View top week/month questions on pages I am not logged in [duplicate]

On Stack Exchange sites where I am not logged in, I see the header saying "How it works" and a list of questions saying "Explore our questions". On sites where I am logged in, these disappears and ...
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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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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....
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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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Missing 'Filtered Question' on right navigation side [duplicate]

I noticed the following problem for the second time within two weeks (noticed on stackoverflow.com.) I usually see a link to my filters of stack exchange (Filtered Questions). But today it's the ...
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How do I navigate to the tag synonyms page?

I am trying to figure out how to easily navigate to the following URL from my main SO page: http://stackoverflow.com/tags/android/synonyms I got this URL by editing the one suggested in the post How ...
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Days-Filter is lost when changing page size or page

According to my other question (bug) which has been solved, now the result contains the right number of daily or weekly questions of the corresponding tag. But when i change the PageSize or move to ...
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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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How can I easily find the synonyms I've suggested?

It's hard to find the /tags/synonyms URL. Filtering by username from there is not obvious as well. It would be nice if there was a link on the profile page.
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Make top nav bar “custom-header” fixed instead of relative [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should the top navigation be frozen? Whats the chance of getting stackoverflow's "custom-header" where your username sits to be fixed instead of relative so you can easily ...
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Favorite Tag Question Tab [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tab for questions that are labeled with favorite tags Would it be possible to add a "Favorites" tab, which only shows questions that have been marked with the tags that I want ...
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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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Add links between related chat sites at top, just like regular sites

Regular Stack Exchange sites have helpful links to the corresponding Meta site in the top navigation bar. Likewise, the meta site links mack to the corresponding main site. Further, you can browse to ...
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It's not easy to know what each Stack Exchange site is for

I have joined multiple sites on Stack Exchange e.g. Meta, Programmer, SO etc. On each of this site there is no place where the kind of questions that can be asked, or category of users the site is for,...
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jsFiddle links automatically append “_target=blank” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: make links posted by users open in a new window Just as an idiot-proof measure, it would be nice to have jsFiddle-type links open in external windows automatically so I don't ...
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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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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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“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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Why can't I use my “back” button to go back from Stack Overflow to Google?

When I Google, and end up on Stack Overflow from it, if I click the back button to go back to Google, it just refreshes the page. I have to hold in the back button (in Chrome) and go down to the ...