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Questions tagged [preferences]

For questions about any options that are available under your user preferences in your profile page.

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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?
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Allow users to disable auto-login

(This is essentially a rebuttal idea to this feature request because as stated, it's not possible to implement.) What I'd like is the ability to manually control which sites I'm automatically logged ...
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Confusing double negative in verbiage on user prefs page

On my user prefs page, under the "Miscellaneous" heading, I spied this: Two questions: Is the second option talking about email notifications or some other kind of notification? Why is one checkbox ...
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Option to keep pagination fixed as you are browsing

New questions arrive at such a high rate on StackOverflow, that browsing through them in order of most recent to older feels like running on a treadmill - often by the time I go to the next page, most ...
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Consecutive days visited by user would be better based on timezone of user [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Change the definiton of a “day” to be localized for users It would be nice if the midnight point to start a new day were synced to the user's timezone instead of ...
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Identifying and serving the needs of various user types

It seems clear that people use Stack Overflow-based sites in several different, distinct ways: a) they're looking for help with a problem; b) they want to ask a question; c) they want to answer ...
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An option to show all comments by default?

I'd really like to have the option to show all comments by default to questions and answers, instead of having to click on "show more comments" each time. This would be really helpful where there are ...
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Suggestion: opt-in preference to allow anyone to view where I cast my votes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make vote anonymity optional Because I want to know from others and I don't mind sharing. Basically this is just a philosophy style of life. I love knowing more and more data....
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Provide “Keep Interesting Tags” option when “Hide Ignored Tags” enabled

Currently when the "Hide Ignored Tags" option is enabled in the preferences, any question with an ignored AND an interesting tag is hidden. This keeps many "interesting" questions from being seen ...
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Add travel preferences to Careers

There should be some way to indicate willingness (or unwillingness) to travel and the percentage of travel one is willing to accept.
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Allow questions to be filtered based on user preference

I would like to be able to prefer certain tags and only see those questions when I log into any of the Stack Overflow trilogy of sites. Say I'm interested in C#, ASP.NET MVC, and Silverlight and I ...
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Any chance of a hide closed questions option? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Please add the ability to filter [Closed] questions out of my results. I cloned myself by accident! Dupe of: Please add the ability to filter [Closed] questions out of my ...
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Tooltip for interesting/ignored tags in preferences has incorrect description

Whilst trying to debug this issue, I've noticed something slightly odd. If you go into preferences and add an interesting or ignored tag, then hover over it, the tooltip will show "click to delete ...
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Change “prefs” to “preferences”

We use long words like "reputation", so is there a good reason to abbreviate "preferences" to "prefs"? EDIT: I'm not bothered by it, it just seems wrong.
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Please add pagination option to preferences

Please add an option to preferences making it possible to set how many pages to show on one screen.
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How to make “recent” activity by default?

I want whenever I'll open my profile my asked and answered questions should be sorted "Recent" by default, it is currently sorted on the basis of VOTES. Is there anything I can do this, or this is a ...
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How can I set my default question/answer sort on my user page?

I like to look at my recent activity a lot and when i go to my user page to look at questions and answers, they're always sorted by votes first, when what I'd like is ordering by date by default. Is ...
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Make recent activity “today” etc. buttons based on user's time zone

I'd like the "today", "yesterday", etc. links in recent activity to display in the user's current time zone, as well as any non-relative timestamps (for example, the absolute timestamp seen when ...
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User-Specific CSS

It would be nice if users could add their own styles to the CSS-Rules on SO. This is nothing more than a textarea in the user preferences that takes precedence over the default styles. Users could ...