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The alignment of rep and badges is off on the top bar

I'm not sure if this has been raised elsewhere, but on the user awards in the top bar, the alignment of text for the reputation and badges is off, and it's a bit annoying: --> Meta Stack Exchange ...
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Hide search tooltip when focus moves away from search [duplicate]

I wanted to test out the new focus styles using the guidance on this comment. When I tabbed into the search box, the tooltip showing how to search popped up, which is fine. But when I tabbed out of ...
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Too small search bar and the search icon/magnifying glass is shown twice while viewing sites in portrait mode on mobile

The search bar (with drop-down) in the top bar isn't responsive. It also is duplicated, which means it takes up an unnecessarily large amount of space on Stack Overflow with the AI text:
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Hamburger Menu Link from Meta to Main sites has excess padding

When accessing a community Meta site, the parent site link under the Current Community heading has excess padding, breaking alignment with the help/chat/log out links, and with the pipe that leads to ...
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The "Add" button in the edit interface for "Your Communities" is nearly invisible [duplicate]

I was trying to add my most visited sites from the top-right dropdown menu, and it took me so long, because I did not realize the faint add button is not disabled. I thought I was doing something ...
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The "Add" button on the "A list of all 183 Stack Exchange Sites" menu is not visible until you hover over it

The "Add" and "Reset" buttons on the "A list of all 183 Stack Exchange Sites" menu are not visible until you hover over them. To replicate this bug: Click on the "A ...
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Drop dot from last item in help dropdown [duplicate]

For the sake of consistency I suggest remove the dot from the last sentence in help drop down from top bar: All other items from all other menus don't contain dot at the end.
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The tour link has disappeared from the help menu in the top bar

The Tour item disappeared from top bar on all sites: What's the background for this? The Tour page itself still here. Based on the question from RuSO.meta: Куда делась ссылка на Тур в знаке вопроса (...
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New network top-bar cuts off achievement/inbox dialogue

The new top-bar looks like this: But when I click the inbox or achievement button, it does this: Inbox Achievements I'm not super zoomed in or anything, but the box still gets cut off by the left ...
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Top bar navigation partially lost when accessing from Tor network - unable to post answers or comments

Starting around 2023.09.17, I've been unable to access the review queue, recent inbox, or achievements using the top bar menu, when using TorBrowser. At the network level the response to the GET (for ...
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Link to edited question in top bar achievements dialog points to the wrong site [duplicate]

I just edited a question on Programming Language Design and Implementation. The edit was approved and I got +2 rep and a notification about it. But clicking the notification in the top bar brought me ...
Ilmari Karonen's user avatar
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What is the meaning of the different diamond colors shown to moderators in the top bar?

Some moderators have been talking about things like "orange diamond events" but I couldn't find a good reference on Meta for what that means. So I must ask: What diamond? What colors are ...
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Positive reputation notification for edit approvals uses relative URL, which causes the link to go to the wrong place

Today I received a notification for reputation gain for an approved edit suggestion, and I found out that the link is relative. This means that if the achievement is on a different site in the network ...
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Fake alert in Review Queues [duplicate]

That's probably a bug, but I still don't see what could be causing it. I'm mostly active on Ask Different (Apple Stack Exchange site) and I often check the Review Queues for new posts/suggested edits ...
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Inbox only shows one message if two replies are received close together

I've noticed this a few times now with the new "sticky" inbox. I'll get two comment reply notifications close together, which will show a 2 badge over my inbox icon in the top bar. When I ...
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Chat inbox icon with number of unread messages should be a pixel wider

It seems that chat page inbox item is not wide enough to overlap empty inbox icon. So the odd gray pixels break through the top: Zoomed in: And animated version when number goes away:
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Top bar embiggened?

I noticed this as I was refreshing pages left open from yesterday. The top bar is a few pixels deeper than it was, and there's a one pixel wide almost white stripe beneath it. Hard to see the white ...
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Inconsistent punctuation in the '?' dropdown menu in the top-bar

In the top-bar, clicking on the '?' button (not sure what it's called), opens a dropdown menu for 'Tour,' 'Help Center,' 'Meta,' and 'About Us.' (Meta sites are slightly different, but the issue is ...
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Reputation and inbox unread-count notification bubbles disappear on stackexchange.com

In the top bar, this is what I see on any site: Except on stackexchange.com. When the page loads, it shows the reputation bubble for a split second, then the number changes to 0, and then it ...
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Achievements icon in top bar briefly badged with "0" after closing inbox

When there are (positive) changes in your reputation, this is reflected by the "+x" in a green badge on the trophy icon. When you open the achievements dialog and click somewhere else to ...
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Two menu items in the top bar redirect to the same page

The "About Us" and "Business" options in the "Help Center and other resources" menu from the top bar of all the sites are redirecting to the same page: https://...
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Make an option for auto-reading all the inbox once it's opened [duplicate]

In the past once you clicked your notification box, all the unread notifications were immediately cleared (i.e. became read). Although this definitely was not comfortable for someone who receives ...
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Area 51 Discuss Link Goes to Old Chat Parent

If you go to Area 51 and click on the "chat" link, it redirects to a list of rooms that seems to be parented to discuss.area51.stackexchange.com, while the parent site that is used for new ...
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Is there a setting to remove the red dot regarding review queues?

Ever since I hit 3k reputation on Math Stack Exchange, I have been seeing the red dot in the navbar right near the review queues button for close votes. I see it almost every time I visit the site. I ...
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Winter/Summer Bash snowflake is not appearing on the top bar of the main site (Stack Exchange) [duplicate]

I am not sure if this is intended, but I don't see the Winter/Summer Bash snowflake notification on the top bar of the main site (https://stackexchange.com). It shows me the same inbox as on the other ...
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Why does the Search icon look weird on small screen widths? [duplicate]

On a small screen width, the search icon looks like this: In my opinion, the search button should look like all the other icons and not stand out as if it is 3D. I don't recall seeing this before, so ...
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Search has an extra border in the topbar

As seen in the screenshot, there is an extra border over the search icon on the topbar. This started today, coincedentally with the start of Winter Bash, but not caused by it as confirmed by staff. ...
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Hats not appearing in top bar

I can only guess this is a bug. No matter which hat I wear in the profile page, it is not showing in the top menu. I just changed my profile picture, which is reflected correctly on first refresh of ...
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Expanding top bar dropdowns during page load navigates to stackexchange.com [duplicate]

On the mobile site only, when an icon in the right side of the top bar (like the inbox or reputation icons) is clicked to expand the drop down, and the page isn't completely loaded yet, then instead ...
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Inbox improvements are live

The feedback up until January 3rd, 2023 has been catalogued and handed over to the product team. Any further feedback or bug reports should be posted as a new question. TL;DR: The inbox improvements ...
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What exactly causes the reputation bubble (counter) in the top bar to reset?

Sometimes when I view my reputation changes, the reputation notification bubble in the top bar disappears and starts counting from zero again. How can I avoid this? In other words, when exactly does ...
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Alt text overflowing the icons in top bar when avatar (profile picture) is broken

Consider: In Firefox (with ad blockers enabled) the toolbar is rendered like this.
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Inconsistent capitalization of links in top bar dialogs [duplicate]

There are a couple of links in various dialogs in the top bar, and the capitalization isn't consistent; some of them are all lower case, some are sentence cased (the latter is the new standard). From ...
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A link in the top bar to site analytics

I just gained the 25k privilege and from reading the Help Center page I was wondering where the link to the /site-analytics would be...? Turns out there isn't a link in the top bar like for the other ...
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Close search "help" box on unfocus

I don't specifically require any accessibility features, but I prefer to use the site with my keyboard sometimes. When I tab through the link/input fields the help box that appears below the top-bar ...
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The Stack Exchange "Log In" button is hard to see

When I visit StackExchange.com, the "Log In" button at the top of the page has bad contrast against the background color of the top nav bar. I can only see it when I hover over the link. I ...
Entangled Superposition's user avatar
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Websockets can be used to spy on users' activity

Stack Exchange's removal of "last seen" has demonstrated that the time that users are active is considered private information. However, there are still a variety of ways to circumvent that, ...
Radvylf Programs's user avatar
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Why do some sites in the site switcher have a long query parameter (e.g. "mathoverflow.net/?_gl=1*i2ckzl*_ga*…")?

When I am on a SE site on the stackexchange.com domain, and go to a site with its own domain such as MathOverflow, Ask Ubuntu, or Server Fault using the links in “Your Communities” or “More Stack ...
Emil Jeřábek's user avatar
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The buttons on the top bar are no longer right-aligned on mobile

Yesterday the top bar on mobile (iOS Safari) looked like this: Now it looks like this: And this is not only limited to mobile devices. It can also be replicated by narrowing the width of your ...
Thomas Markov's user avatar
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No padding after 'Log in' link at the top of the Stack Exchange home page

On both Safari and Firefox (I haven't tried other browsers), the Log in link at the top right corner comes all the way up to the edge of the browser window. After looking over the recent questions ...
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What is the threshold for the review-needed indicator (the red circle) in the First Questions and First Answers?

In the dropdown for review, we sometimes have an indicator (red circle) showing that there are many reviews - and that this particular review queue needs attention. The thresholds are mentioned in ...
Martin's user avatar
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Site features such as Logout/Chat/Help are difficult to find due to icon help/hover text ("A list of all ... Stack Exchange sites")

The help/hover text says "A list of all 181 Stack Exchange sites", and yes, there are several sites and sets of sites here: Current community Meta site for the current community Top ...
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Rotation makes dropdown text too big

Using iOS Safari or Chrome, I noticed the font size gets increased dramatically in almost every top bar dropdown after rotating the phone back to portrait. The left sidebar menu is not affected, but ...
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The top bar inbox and reputation buttons won't expand [duplicate]

Yeah, so our inbox and reputation boxes don't show anything. They open and just close. This is.. suboptimal. Could we get this fixed please?
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Inbox and reputation overlays don't open for Teams users

On Stack Overflow and other network sites, when I attempt to open the inbox or reputation window, something opens very briefly but immediately closes. This occurs on Chrome and Safari. Other users in ...
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Achievements icon color slightly too dark in top bar when earning a new badge

I just received a new badge on MSE and was surprised to notice the badge notification color is darker than the reputation notification color. I think this is a recent change and the colors used to be ...
bad_coder's user avatar
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Weird profile icon on topbar on Insights

This is very similar to this bug, but on a different domain. The top bar on insights.stackoverflow.com has a weird profile icon. Unlike the previous bug, this one actually kinda works. Here's what you ...
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Login link on stackexchange.com is missing styling

The login link on https://stackexchange.com/ has a bad contrast with the black background: Unlike e.g. this site, where it's a button, it has been a plain link for a while but with much better ...
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Links in stackexchange.com top bar sometimes shown as two rows instead of one

In Firefox and Chrome on my Mac, with some window sizes the 'Tour', 'About Us' and 'Meta' links are displayed in two rows instead of one: It's probably browser-dependent, since I can't reproduce it ...
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Person icon with drop down symbol in the stackexchange.com top bar [duplicate]

There is an person icon with a drop down symbol in the Stack Exchange header (top bar). Clicking on that doesn't respond any. What is the icon for? Screenshot for reference:
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