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Questions tagged [sidebar]

Of and relating to the "side bar", or the bar that runs down the right side of the page on Stack Exchange sites.

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Collapse right sidebar

The new responsive look is great, but there's a problem with always displaying the right sidebar. For narrower browsers, it causes the main content to become too squished. To fix this problem, we ...
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Link to parent site on the sidebar for per-site-metas

In my opinion, the sidebar in the new theme is helpful but underused. The sidebar could be helpful, but it has too few useful links, which makes it a waste of space. One possible use of all of this ...
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Plans to upgrade “Featured On Meta” sidebar widget to use Stacks design components?

I'm wondering if there are any plans to modify the "Featured On Meta" sidebar widget to use the same styling as other widgets such as a recently launched "Tag Watching" widgets. When "Tag Watching" ...
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Helpful sidebar content is down below

Currently, when the window becomes too narrow, the whole right sidebar is just appended below the whole main column. That is bad for two reasons. Parts that are immediately related to the top and/...
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Add teams to sidebar on any site or to the site switcher

Teams only show up on Stack Overflow. We will only see the new activity indicators if we first visit Stack Overflow, or make a habit of visiting the team itself. However, some users of teams do not ...
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“Add” button in Watched Tags section in sidebar is too narrow, breaks into two lines [closed]

Update – status-completed This seems to have been resolved as of the current Nightly build. When I click the “edit” link on the Watched Tags section in the sidebar, I see this — the “Add” button ...
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Alignment issue in the “Similar Questions” side bar

"Similar Questions" section in the right hand side bar is not aligned properly, the padding is missing. Since the "How to Ask", "How to Tag" and "How to Format" sections are having proper placeholder ...
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“Hot Posts” Removal with New Nav?

In the comments to one of the answers under the new nav question, theres a comment about removing the "Hot Posts" from the sidebar, show below. This comment was the first I've heard of it, and I've ...
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Sidebar movie spoilers [duplicate]

While visiting technical sites to do my job I'm also learning spoilers from movies I want to see. Can you fix this? Current one pertains to movies.stackexchange.com and Infinity War.
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How do you get the Frequently Asked Questions to show up in the sidebar?

I'd like to find a way that a site can have some selected and appropriately tagged canonical-type questions show up in the sidebar of the site's home page (not the site's Meta). It should look kind ...
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Are chatrooms no longer shown in sidebar on main site, only on meta?

If you've been using SE network for some time, you have surely seen some chat rooms displayed in the sidebar on the right, something like this: I will add that I consider something like this useful. ...
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Why are the developer survey results getting shown on non-computer SE sites?

I'm pretty sure the good people of The Great Outdoors (a Se site about hiking, climbing, etc.) have literally no interest in a survey of computer programmers. So why is this being shown in the side ...
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Need a special link in the sidebar

At Spanish Language Beta we have an extremely useful "Resources for Learning Spanish" page. We need to get a link to it into the sidebar, and it would be nice if it would stay put, i.e. stay there ...
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Old featured meta question intermittently appearing in “Featured on Meta” box

For some reason, a Meta question on IPS has recently erroneously appeared in the sidebar "Featured on Meta" box. Not only is this question not currently featured, it's locked. The featured tag was ...
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Is the Meta SE FAQ sidebar broken?

In the sidebar, under FAQ/"Frequently Asked" (and not the "Featured on Meta" section), the link to the featured post What criteria should we use to determine which review queue indicator a site will ...
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How to hide entire sidebar except for question stats

There's already a question on how to hide the "Hot Network Questions" from the sidebar on all Stack Exchange sites. The most popular answer suggests adding ###hot-network-questions to your adblocker's ...
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Chat room marked as spam persists on sidebar

Earlier today I noticed someone had created a spam chat room on money.se. The chat room was titled with the name of the website the spammer was advertising, and contained a spam chat message. I ...
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The footer link text overlaps the sidebar, even though the background of the sidebar is on top of the footer [duplicate]

The text on the footer overlaps the text on the sidebar: This is easier to see if I change the colour of the text: It also happens on Stack Overflow: But not Ask Ubuntu:
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Sidebar overlaps footer on markdown help page [duplicate]

After I scroll down to the bottom of the editing-help page I see sidebar overlapping footer. Almost like in this question: Floating sidebar clash with footer in team page Screenshot:
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“How to Tag” pane text z-index is lower than footer [duplicate]

How to Tag pane text has a lower z-index than footer text, results in really hard to read information when the pane overlaps the footer. Edit Since this question has been incorrectly marked as ...
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How to edit / how to format box overlapping with footer when scrolling down

I just edited an answer on Unix&Linux and when scrolling down, the semi-transparent right sidebar boxes "How to edit" and "How to format" kept their fixed positioning and overlapped with the page ...
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Show in linked/related questions sidebar whether a question has answers or not

Currently, in the linked/related sidebar, without opening the question the user can only distinguish whether the question has an accepted answer (green icon) or not (grey icon). I often eagerly open ...
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Bug in “Related” and “Linked” questions [duplicate]

I was recently browsing questions on Programming Puzzles and Code Golf when I saw a little bug with the voting. When looking at the "Linked" and "Related" questions, I saw one that appeared in both, ...
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Http link in the side bar after the sites are rolled-out with https

In Ask Question, when you click inside the body section, we can see the How to Format section in the side bar. In the list of tips, the last line is: ► basic HTML also allowed There still the ...
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Open Hot Network Questions in a read-only mode

The HNQ is a hot-button issue but I think it's safe to say that the way the HNQ visitors interact with a site can often be problematic. This question on preventing "drive-by upvotes" from non-regular ...
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Sidebar glitches on Markdown page [duplicate]

On a page like this, after scrolling for a little while, the sidebar will suddenly fling to the bottom of the screen and remain fixed:
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When post a question the side bar's position is not fixed while scrolling the page

When post a question ("Ask Question") the side bar's position is not fixed while scrolling the page. There are some extra spaces are displaying in the top. GIF for the same: Update: This issue ...
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Hot Network Questions doesn't make clear enough that it's not a representative sample of a site's questions

I love Hot Network Questions. I really do. But I've got a little gripe, that's been itching at the back of my head for a while. Hot Network Questions is great at exposing a new site, and introducing ...
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Are chat rooms in the sidebar shown for unregistered and low-rep users?

Sometimes selection of a few chat rooms is shown in the sidebar on the right. (If you are not sure what I mean, you can have a look at the screenshots here or here.) I wonder whether they are shown ...
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Formula markup being parsed in the hot questions sidebar when it's the first item in the list

Just saw this question in the hot questions sidebar on a Worldbuilding post, and it was parsed as a formula, but after updating the page it went to a different position where it didn't get parsed. I ...
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Featured MSE posts are not listed in the sidebar of child Meta sites [duplicate]

Stack Overflow currently shows two featured posts in the sidebar under Featured on Meta: MSE: A proposed philosophy of question migration MSO: Documentation Update, September 29th Meta Stack ...
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Display Duplicate Chained Questions Sidebar

Could we consider displaying duplicate questions in a sidebar? For example if one question is marked as duplicate it gets linked one way but not the other way around. This can create chains of ...
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How do I hide “hot network questions” on Stack Exchange with Firefox? [duplicate]

I like using Stack Exchange websites. I often find myself clicking on hot network questions and that time is frequently not spend productively. Is there a way when I use Firefox to hide that element ...
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Why are my HNQ site icons offset?

All (well, most of) the icons for sites in my Hot Network Questions sidebar are misaligned or otherwise broken: I'm seeing this on all of my devices (MacBook, iMac, iPhone), which are all using ...
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Incorrectly scheduled events remain in sidebar after being cancelled

For the second time recently, I've managed to schedule a chat event for the wrong time (the date defaults to tomorrow?!). Once I realised this, I unscheduled the event. However, there is still a link ...
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hot network questions have inconsistent CSS for visited/not visited depending on the site you're on

This is a HNQ excerpt from Stack Overflow. Visited questions are objectively darker. This is a HNQ excerpt from Super User. Visited questions are objectively lighter. This is a HNQ excerpt from ...
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Refresh Hot Network Questions without refreshing the whole page

I was browsing through Stack Exchange the other day and more often than not I found myself in a situation which led me to make this post. I hope you find it useful. So we all know there is the Hot ...
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Can we have read only access to the HNQ word blacklist?

As explained in Profanity in hot questions list there is a blacklist of words that will prevent a question from appearing in the Hot Network Questions sidebar on other Stack Exchange sites. Can we ...
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Is having the sidebar on the right side better?

As I know, all SE sites inherit current global layout, namely the right-hand sidebar and the left-hand Q/A column. From my point of view, however, the left-hand sidebar is significantly better in ...
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New sidebar widths make the Area 51 adverts borked [duplicate]

This is the Area 51 advert on the updated sidebar width: It's pretty ugly because a) The text is blury b) half a word is cut off and c) You can't see the follow button. Please can it be fixed?
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Please don't stretch the old community ads!

So the sidebar got stretched by about 30%. No problem. This entails a change to the network-provided ads (not visible above certain rep thresholds) and to the community ads. No problem. Some old ads ...
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“There are currently N bounties, worth X reputation” dynamic ad and the new sidebar width

You've probably seen this sidebar ad on one or more community-ads-enabled Stack Exchange sites over the years: The image is dynamically generated from a non-officially SE app that uses the Stack ...
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Show titles of sidebar items in tooltips

If you mouse over just about anything on a Stack Exchange page -- buttons, post links, user cards, even timestamps -- you'll get a helpful tooltip. If, on the main page, you mouse over the title of a ...
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'Related' question on the sidebar is moved to new line from their respective upvote scores?

Not sure if this has been asked. If so please delete this post. Since the new standardization of sidebar, I notice 'related' question on the sidebar is moved to new line from their respective upvote ...
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Wider sidebar appears to have narrowed my main content area in Chrome

The recent change to the sidebar was, I understand, supposed to widen the sidebar without affecting the main content area of the page, meaning it might send some stuff off the right margin for smaller ...
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Expand elements to fit the new sidebar [closed]

There are a number of elements that go in the sidebar that seem malformed with the new width they've gained. Site Stats (beta sites): That looks incomplete - could the horizontal lines be expanded, ...
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We're standardizing the sidebar width at 300px on all sites

Update: this change is now live across the network. You'll still see some narrow 220px ads because it's going to take us a good while to update all of the old ads, but if you see any other style ...
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Movies & TV site have inconsistent display with other communities [closed]

I see an inconsistency issue in the Movies & TV site's question page compared with other Stack Exchange communities. Right-hand side bar section titles in CAPS. In the right-hand side bar ...
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Encouraging Area 51 proposal ads in the side bar

Sometimes there are ads on the side bar for site proposals: I want people to see ads for a site proposal that I am interested in. Is there something I have to do to encourage ads for a specific ...
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es.SO questions aren't excluded from the Hot Questions list

As figured out in this post localized SE sites must not be displayed in the HNQ's. But es.SO actually is. Has to be fixed I guess?