Questions tagged [preferences]

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Is theme settings gone on Stack Exchange?

I love the dark theme since the beta theme feature is available on all forums in Stack Exchange. To my surprise, lights turned on again here, and the theme setting in Preferences is no longer there. I ...
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Possible to see any user's site preferences (privacy breach)

Most of current user profile related pages contain user-id in URL section, e.g. my edit profile page: https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/edit/339911 If you try to open it you will see a 404 stub (I ...
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Site settings to opt out from “Recent Tags” & “Recent Badges”

There is a similar setting for hiding "Hot Network Questions". Is there any interest in doing the same for these two as well? Rationale: The recent tags are almost never relevant to me but ...
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Don't allow moderators to change personal settings

Currently, moderators can change almost all settings on the Preferences page of other members, such as: Keyboard shortcuts. Navigation. Sidebar. Advertisements. Please, forbid moderators to change ...
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Strange semicolons on the email settings page

https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/email/settings/current And:
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Fix suggested applications list in the profile settings

https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/apps/current If you have no authorized applications, suggestions are shown on this page. Stack Alert is not accessible anymore. Same for Stack Remote. Could ...
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Add padding between Location input and error message

https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/edit/current
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Align websites layout on the profile preferences page

https://ru.stackoverflow.com/users/edit/current Probably, right now appears only on Stack Overflow на Русском, because of the localization. But would be nice to make this layout flexible in ...
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Is there an option to opt-out from receiving network announcements?

From time to time I see notifications like the one below when browsing various Stack Exchange sites: This is not a big deal, but I find them annoying for two reasons: in most cases, they do not mean ...
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Setting for hiding left navigation is ignored on logout page

https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/preferences/current But on logout page this setting is ignored:
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Russian language sites don't have Hot Network Questions, but the option to enable/disable it is still in user preferences

Most of SE sites have a Hot Network Questions block. ruSO doesn't, but still has option to enable/disable this block in preferences. Could you remove this option from the preferences or ...
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Align items on profile preferences page

https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/preferences/current Right now input has style: input[type="checkbox"]:not(.s-checkbox), input[type="radio"]:not(.s-radio) { border: none; margin-...
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Disable option to opt in new mod tools on other user preference page if this user isn't a mod

If I open preferences page of another user I can see option to opt in a new mod tools. But this user isn't mod. Probable, on this page the engine checks my account status, but should check this ...
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Activity data checkbox style

Activity data checkbox style looks different on my iPad than other checkboxes on the Preferences page: I’m using iOS Google Chrome 74.0.3729.155
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There is an unwanted close curly brace in the preferences page

There is an unwanted close curly brace in the preferences page, in between the Custom Question Lists and Advertisements section. Preferences page: When view the page source, I can see the curly ...
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No preference should ever be per site and per device only

Stack exchange doesn't have many preferences, but there are a few. And those few tend to be stuff that people have strong opinions about, like whether the top bar should be sticky or the left sidebar ...
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Ignored tag preferences link doesn't show me any tag options

When your settings are set to not show ignored tags, you see something like this at the bottom: Hiding questions because of your Ignored Tags preferences for tags: waffles However, the page linked ...
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Sites I haven't joined are not respecting global preferences

Currently, I'm seeing the left-nav and sticky top bar on https://retrocomputing.stackexchange.com, even though I collapsed the left-nav and unstickied the top bar in Preferences a long time ago. ...
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How do I set my mail preferences to plain text?

I am subscribed to two or three sites. I changed my mail system. And instead of seeing my emails from a webmail, I'm seeing it directly on my computer. But it is very uncomfortable to see the emails ...
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New global preferences: keyboard shortcuts and sticky topbar

Following a global preference for unpinning the left navigation sidebar, as of now, the preferences for enabling keyboard shortcuts and disabling the fixed topbar are network-wide* as well. If you ...
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Add and remove tag buttons are vertically oblungated [duplicate]

I realize that for many users this is the hottest time of the year, but the add and remove buttons on the preferences page are ...melting down :-) Surely it's a LESS typo that can be quickly fixed!
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Changing Newsletter preferences [duplicate]

How do I change the specific tags of the questions and answers I receive in the monthly newsletter? Much appreciated.
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What is the logic for the 4 sites chosen to be shown in Email Settings list of affected sites? Can it be changed to something more logical?

In the new email settings, there are four sites shown for the list of sites that will be affected by the settings. The rest are hidden under the "+ more" link. When looking at the four visible ...
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Control the types of email you receive via our new Email Settings feature

TL;DR: Today we launched a new Email Settings feature that lets you select the types of email messages you do and do not want to receive from us. >> Change your Email Settings We made it easier to ...
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Accessing preferences as a moderator should not show email

When accessing the preferences tab of a user profile from another user as a moderator, I see the following: Unlike the other places where the user mail address is shown, it is shown by default ...
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Profile Preferences --> Q&A Emails is… broken

I cannot seem to remove this email address. Steps to reproduce: Remove email address Hit "Save email settings" See the error (even though both checkboxes are unchecked) I'm also not sure how to get ...
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Allow users to enable keyboard shortcuts across all network sites at once [duplicate]

I've just got into keyboard shortcuts, and I found it a bit annoying that for every network site I use (Stack Overflow, Super User, Server Fault, etc.) I have to go to http://<site>.com/users/...
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Show unconfirmed email addresses in the preferences tab

The email for getting notifications can be changed by clicking the "preferences" tab in your profile. After entering a new email address, the "Save email settings" button becomes clickable: Clicking ...
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Can't update email for notifications [duplicate]

When I try to update my notification email, it doesn't seem to work on any SE site. I fill in my new address at "Send emails to," then click on "Save email settings." After that, the "Save email ...
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Make the recommended tab available on a more permanent basis

In the Stack Exchange Podcast Episode 60, at around the 27:30 mark, there was a mention of the "recommended tab" which currently does not have a UI for it. Currently, the only way to get to it is to ...
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Save Button in Preferences does not visibly update

In the preferences screen, the save button appears grayed until changes are made. Clicking the dropdown menu in the Inbox emails section automatically selects the associated checkbox. However, this ...
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Allow higher scoring unaccepted answers to sort above the accepted answer [duplicate]

There are a number of questions related to the sort order between accepted and unaccepted answers. Discussion seems to revolve around the "correctness", "ownership", and default behavior of the site. ...
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Why are there no user preferences on SE

Keeping site preferences on a per user basis may consume a lot of resources, but I would like to know how exactly the staff behind SE sees this. Currently, apart from favourite/ignored tags there are ...
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How can I backup my “Favorite Tags” and “Ignored Tags” lists?

My lists of “Favorite Tags” and “Ignored Tags” are long and carefully crafted. How can I back them up just in case Stack Exchange would forget them?
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Search preferences (Q: / A: redundant spam)

I don't know if this has long been the way SO operates when doing a search, but lately I've been annoyed when doing a search and finding a question followed by all several of its answers. I know ...
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Search / Answer sort order preference

In both Question/Answer Searches, and Answers to Question, there is sort metrics (i.e., Active, Oldest, Votes) I realise that the URL is appended with the sort order when clicking on the various ...
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Persistent “less info” preference across all SE sites

I prefer the "less info" profile view. When I click the "less info" or "more info" button to change the view, the site should remember this. Please make this preference persistent across all ...
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Favorite Tags derived from User Popular Tags [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Favorite Tags, auto-learn It would be cool feature if Favorite Tags could be pre-populated based upon the a users commonly used tags. I know veteran SO users that don't even ...
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How to edit tag subscription email frequency

I have subscribed to receive emails for new questions on several tags on Stack Overflow, and in the resulting web page was able to set the frequency that emails are sent. But now, I can't figure out ...
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Careers type of work selection

I edited my Job search/type of work selection of the profile, but after saving I still get: Job search status: actively looking . You might also wish to indicate full-time vs part-time, telecommute,...
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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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Move the “prefs” tab

Currently, the order of tabs is "stats", "bounties", "prefs", "flair", "accounts". The boring but important "prefs" shouldn't be exactly in the middle, to the left of the fun but non-vital flair. ...
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Let the user decide whether gravatar shadows are shown

Intro Some days ago I noticed a weird-looking shadow appearing on so many different gravatars that it didn't seem like a coincidence. With a sinking feeling I looked up one of my own posts and .. ...
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Remember height of textarea for edit/posting?

It would be nice if SO backend would save users preferenced height of THIS textearea (I'm writing there right now) for later use. I'bored about resizing it everytime I access editor
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Not getting email alerts on answers on Stack Overflow

Not getting email alerts on answers on my questions on stackoverflow.com Used to get it earlier (>1 month back), but not getting alerts in recent times Email field in profile is filled In prefs, "I'...
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Please let users opt out of the “frequented tag” system

Perhaps I'm getting ahead of everyone, as this appears to be a new feature and this may already be planned. But in case it isn't, I shall request it. If you frequent a tag very often, it appears that ...
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Customizable Notification Preference Panel

This is certainly not a new idea, and could be improved into a bigger pref pane, but here it is: Global Inbox Site Summary E-mail RSS * reputation [ ] [x] ...
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Why do some sites notify me of favourite changes while others don't?

Also, what happened to this feature? It doesn't even appear on MSO any more, unless I'm looking in the wrong place.
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Reordering Favorite Tags and Ignored Tags lists?

Is it possible for me to reorder my lists of “Favorite Tags” and “Ignored Tags”?
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Is there a Time Zone setting?

All the times seem to be in GMT. Is there a time zone setting so they will show up in my time zone? Also will this affect the "consecutive day" badge calculations?