Questions tagged [preferences]

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

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Hide deleted posts? [duplicate]

I wish I had the option to hide the deleted posts that have been crowding my screen since earning the "privilege" when I reached 10,000 rep. The moderator tools info says the site is "...
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Add the ability to automatically follow a question on which I've added an answer or comment

If I offer an answer or add a comment to a question on Stack Overflow, I will invariably want to follow the question. Have you ever considered adding a Settings option to do this automatically? EDIT: ...
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Please add the setting for either hiding or graying out questions with ignored tags to the tags preferences page

On different sites, I have different settings enabled for ignored tags. For instance, on Mi Yodeya I have for some reason had it set to hide questions with ignored tags for the past several years. ...
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What does "Use my on-site activity to show more relevant content" mean in preferences?

What does the preference setting mean "Use my on-site activity to show more relevant content"? In particular, how does it affect the questions I see if I'm sorting on newest?
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Duplicate login credential in my user settings under "My Logins"

I used to have just one login displayed in my account settings. I only have one set of credentials for this account, but now I have two logins displayed in my settings. I got logged out of my account ...
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User preferences page responsiveness

Update 2021-09-07 This is now live cross-network. Now that the navigation of the user profiles and settings are ready for responsiveness, we can start making individual pages responsive. 🎉 We plan ...
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We’ve removed the option to disable the fixed top bar

We’ve removed the option to disable the fixed top bar. We didn’t change the default. We’ve only removed the ability to change the default. According to SEDE, we’ve got ~13k users with the fixed top ...
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On Genealogy & Family History, the left column in the profile settings is suddenly appearing in Russian instead of English

It's all Greek to me. Or rather, Russian. Behold my profile preferences: How do I fix this? Or is it a bug?
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Furigana not served on my Desktop, have to get it to go (mobile)

On our Anime and Japanese Stack Exchange sites we have support for Furigana. In the Desktop View the settings dialog and the link to it isn't accessible (I also checked my Profile Settings and the Top ...
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Are theme settings gone on Stack Exchange?

I love the dark theme since the beta theme feature is available on all sites in the Stack Exchange network. To my surprise, light mode is turned back on again on other sites in the network, and the ...
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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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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. ...