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New top bar quick reference guide / Where has the link to <X> gone?

Since the new top bar has been rolled out - a number of different people, established and new users alike, have asked questions on where a specific link has disappeared to with the new top bar design. ...
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Don't show pending suggested edits to me after I run out of votes

Now that I've reached 2k on Stack Overflow, I get access to the "Suggested Edits" review queue. Although I only have 20 edits per day, the "suggested edit awaiting" icon in the top bar is always ...
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New top bar is coming to the Stack Exchange network

Update: See: New top bar next steps and response to feedback I'm the new product manager for the DAG team. I’m excited to announce that the top bar design that has been on Stack Overflow ...
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New top bar is live

UPDATE: TeamDAG has reviewed all of the feedback below and updated with status. We are actively working on fixes as time allows. Thanks to everyone who contributed constructive feedback. We released ...
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Notification for reviews shows way too many

Since a recent change in notifications, I see more than I should: I see no reason to see 134 posts are awaiting review, when there is literally nothing I can do about them. I think it is a bug, ...
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Display lost/negative reputation in topbar achievements

When you get reputation, you get a +X green spot on your reputation feed telling you that you gained reputation and if you drop down the menu, you get more detail. How about we make it that when you ...
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Should the top navigation be frozen (optional)?

In Excel, the window can be frozen in place in such a way that you can always see the name of the column even though you go way down below the 'fold' of the screen. On SE, when you scroll, the whole ...
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Notify users of possible reviews on toolbar [duplicate]

I am under the impression that increased participation in the review queue is, on the whole a good thing. It encourages people to feel an ownership in the community and partially responsible for the ...
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Bring back review numbers to the top bar

Though I never quite understood what those numbers were and they were quite ugly, they were the only reason I ever visited the reviews page. Can we have similar functionality back on the top bar ...
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Log out button illogical placement

In the previous version the logout button is under your username, which it can be found by clicking the down arrow. However, in the new version, after a couple minutes of searching, it is under the "...
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Flag indicator present on Meta, but no flags visible

It looks as if the 10k-tools flagged post list is b0rken. Next to the review link in the toolbar there is a flag counter showing there are 10 flags to be reviewed: Clicking on that flag counter ...
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How does the review-needed indicator work exactly?

With the rollout of the new top bar, you’ve probably noticed the new review indicator: or It’s possible there will be a different review icon by the time you read this. But this post is just about ...
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What does the number next to the review link in the top bar actually mean?

What is the actual source of the number displayed next to the review link in the top bar? I found Notification for reviews shows way too many (via Review flag count is still wrong and similar) but, ...
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Reputation items in the achievements dropdown don't add up

In the top bar, the green “achievements” number shows +14. But when I open the dropdown, I see four items totalling +20. Why does the total not match the sum of the items? No lower entries were ...
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Why do reputation drops not highlight the Achievements icon?

The "Recent achievements" icon (looks like a bar graph in the top bar for signed in users) doesn't highlight when one only has recent reputation losses. I'd like it to highlight whenever my ...
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Reputation and inbox notification shows up again after refresh

This was asked before too. link. Currently I am facing the issue of appearance of reputation notification in above toolbar. I can see the reputation notification, for every page refresh even after ...
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Modulate the review notification's color to reflect changes, or make it dismissible

Following another feature request that was completed yesterday (Notify users of possible reviews on toolbar), users of several sites have noticed a persistent notification in the top bar for flags ...
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Area51 not in top 5 SE sites

Area51 is in the list of SE sites of the new top-bar included. But since I have 700 rep there it should be in my top 5 sites to be consistent. BTW I don't get notified about new rep on Area51 as ...
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Area 51 reputation changes do not show up in the new Top Bar

The new Top-Bar does not show reputation changes from Area 51.
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Top bar should be consistent on all sites… but it's not

The top bar is showing (again) the suggested edits count and 10K flags count, like it was before. On Stack Overflow it looks like this: (that's the original color, same as in old top bar) And on ...
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Ignore the rep change caused by placing bounties in the achievements reputation indicator

This idea was inspired by New Rep indicator stops when having negative score. Quick summary of that post: OP placed a bounty, decreasing rep by 500. After that, new rep increases were not shown by the ...
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Why is the top bar not changed on Stack Exchange, Area 51 and Ask Ubuntu?

Stack Exchange, Area 51 and Ask Ubuntu1 still show the old bar. 1 See Why does Ask Ubuntu have a special Top Bar?
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Experiment: Review-needed indicator logic for sites that sometimes have empty queues

One of the more common bits of feedback when we changed the review queue indicator was that some sites would prefer to have an indication when there are any outstanding reviews available. So we are ...
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Review counts in top-bar and /review don't match

So far, I thought that the number shown in the orange box in the top-bar was the number of items available for review. However, when I acually visit /review, the numbers don't match: Note that top-...
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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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Image of Stack Exchange button is blocked by Adblock

Chrome and IE 11 are fine, I'm only able to reproduce this in Firefox. Using version 27.0.1 on Windows 7. Meta as well as all the other sites are affected. I can still see the hover effect, but ...
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New Rep indicator stops when having negative score

Today I gave a bounty of 500 rep to this question. This results of course in a negative score for today. Since then I don't get any more notifications for new rep in the new top-bar on meta. Only ...
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Top Bar background does not persist when scrolling horizontally

Update A month Several months later, a new top bar, and the bug still exists. An answer has already been posted that would fix the bug, so is this something that the dev team plans on fixing? There ...
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Gallery of custom styles and/or scripts for the top-bar

So the new top-bar is... divisive. Lots of people are mentioning custom style sheets (or scripts) in order to improve it. If we could gather all such things into a gallery of sorts, I'm sure lots of ...
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Remove the flag notification in the top bar when I have done my job with it [closed]

I have the moderator privileges on Code Review. Even though it's quite rare that flags appear over there, it is still quite annoying that once I have done my job with a flag and therefore cannot do ...
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Review Count - Fix It or Lose It

Another meta question identified a bug that was marked as designed. To summarize the bug, the little number that appears next the Review link in the header shows an incorrect value most of the time. ...
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Don't light up the achievements indicator when the only change is removed downvotes

Fine, the new neon sign's math works the same as the math did in the old pop-up. That makes sense. But this is just silly. Why do I need to be notified that a post I downvoted got deleted? (The title ...
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More consistent and contrasted color scheme for the top bar indicators

The now unified color scheme for the suggested edit indicator and the moderator/10k flag indicator is: red #800000 for suggested edits ; orange #fe7a15 for flags ; light blue #1e7ecc for the ...
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How to get my hover-menu back?

What happened with the menu that comes if I hover over my username in the top-bar? It was one of the most used feature on Stackoverflow since I've used it regularly to get a quick overview over my ...
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Deleted downvotes should appear in Achievements dialog

"Good morning. Here is something awesome that you got last night!", said the Top Bar: "21? That must be two answer upvotes and, um, an answer that I downvoted that was deleted?", I thought. Ok, ...
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New top bar doesn't show hot threads across Stack Exchange sites [duplicate]

Before today, I would visit Stack Overflow every day and click somewhere in the upper-left corner (I've forgotten what it said, and it's gone now!) and if I didn't have any notifications I would see a ...
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New rep indicator keeps popping up

In the new top-bar I see from time to time the indicator kind of resetting itself. It does not know anymore that I already "confirmed"/"noticed" the new rep. Then I see something like this for ...
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Add the “review” link in the topbar on “private beta” sites if I am able to review any review queue

I committed and joined http://relationships.stackexchange.com in private beta. As per private beta privilege page casting close and reopen votes requires only 1 reputation. So anyone is able to access ...
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Don't require a click to switch between sites, inbox, and Achievements on the new topbar

Simple request, when I click on the Inbox, for example, and move my mouse to the right, I'd like the Achievements to open automatically instead of needing a reclick.
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Is anyone else personally terrified of the new bar at the top?

It's just that the children are worried and so am I. Is it safe?
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What criteria should we use to determine which review queue indicator a site will have?

A few weeks ago, we tested a modified review queue indicator for small sites. In essence, the top bar icon will get a red dot whenever there's any task and not just when the count reaches a discrete ...
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Make the chat link one click away in the new top bar

In the new header could we please move the chat link back to where it was? (One click away) As a daily frequent to the JavaScript room that's the one link I'd love to have visible 100% of the time. ...
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Reliable count of votes that I've cast today

I often want to know how many votes (upvotes and downvotes) I've cast today, so as to know how far I am from the 40 vote limit. In the old days, this information was easily accessible on each page by ...
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Custom ordering for “Stack Exchange All Sites” dropdown

Stack Exchange top bar is quite useful now and I like it. I have a request for custom ordering. There are times when I wish ordering of the top bar is customizable like: Since there are 1 current ...
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StackExchange drop down hiding chat, blog and log out, concerns

Took a few seconds to find how to get back to chat on SO. I quickly found that it was hiding inside the StackExchange drop down along with Blog and Log out. Having these links inside the "site ...
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Inbox notifications - marking as read etc

Currently, when receiving notifications in the inbox, you get a number in the top bar on the inbox button. But when you open the inbox that number is gone and everything is marked as read. I don't ...
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Wrong reputation calculation in achievements dialog

Looks like there is something wrong with reputation calculation: +2*5 -6*2 = -2... why there is +6 in reputation popup? As @Catija said in comment calculation is OK in the profile: ...
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New Winterbash menu doesn't open on hover

If you click on the Stack Exchange menu or the inbox menu or the achievements/reputation menu, you can then move the mouse between those three menus without any additional clicks. This behaviour does ...
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Chat top bar lost its padding

The padding in the chat top bar (seen in non-room views, e.g. all rooms here) is off under "My Communities" list, and achievements dialog: and... and... Affected browsers/OS: Chrome ...
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Please don't red alert me for queues I've handled

I have found the red alert has been helpful in prompting me to review queues. There should be red when there's red dots against review queues: image stolen from When I look at the review icon, I see ...