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The black bar across the top of every Stack Exchange site.

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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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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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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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Keeping the top bar logged in

It is my understanding that one of the central purposes of the new top bar was to unite the sites so that there is a feeling of staying within the same master site (Stack Exchange) as you browse the ...
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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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Missing: “Meta/Chat/FAQ” from top navigation. Reward offered [closed]

The "meta" link (and FAQ and chat links) has disappeared from the top navigation bar of Stack Overflow all sites in the network... I'm feeling quite lost at the moment. Additionally, I could ...
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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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Would it be possible to lighten the color of the new top bar?

The new top bar layout is fine, but the black color is very visually jarring/intrusive. Is using a lighter color an available option?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Let me know I have upvotes even after hitting the rep cap

When you cap, you don't see any upvotes you get on your profile, therefore, you don't have any update on how your questions / answers are doing unless you look at them manually. Capping the 200 ...
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Achievements can be used against us by trolls

See this: It's real. (Thanks Manishearth for helping me on this!) Any user with upvote privilege can simply click the upvote button repeatedly to cause this to any other user, at any time. How ...
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New top bar should render avatar with a transparent background

With the new top bar, my profile picture displays very ugly:    It has a transparent background, which is transformed into white. This used to be somewhat okay, but now the picture is used in two ...
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Two years later: How has moving the Meta link affected Meta usage?

Two years ago the link to a site's Meta was moved from an always-visible position in the top bar to subitems in the help and Site Switcher menus, as part of the top bar redesign progressively rolled ...
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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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Can we reserve the top bar announcements for actual site news?

Would it be possible for Stack Exchange to reserve top bar announcements for things that are actually important to the network, and not use them to advertise things like the podcast? We've got the ...
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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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Make the Stack Exchange logo in top bar more useful by having it open a menu

Currently, the Stack Exchange logo in the top bar (on all sites except Stack Overflow, which has its own unique top bar) is a simple link to https://stackexchange.com/. I do not find it useful in any ...
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How does SE have 233, 119, and 117 sites?

While browsing on slow internet at another person's house, there was a little bit of lag when I clicked on the site switcher. It was enough to trigger the tooltip. What it read surprised me: A list ...
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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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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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Can we have an option to disable the new badge & privilege section in the achievements dropdown?

At the bottom of the "Achievements" dropdown, there is a new section displaying the next privilege & badge, similar to the profile page ones: It's nice, but for experienced users I don't really ...
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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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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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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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New review navigation does not tell review-banned users what happened or why

When I am review-banned, the direct effect is that when I click the review icon in the top-bar, I get this: This doesn’t tell me anything about what's going on, just that all review queues have ...
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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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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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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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What is the point of the Stack Exchange logo in the new top bar?

The new top bar has been deployed on Meta Stack Exchange. I have to admit, I'm not a fan. To give more specific feedback, I really don't like how the Stack Exchange logo to the very left of the top ...
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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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Achievements indicator no longer showing number for rep change

In the last hour or two I've gotten green notifications for rep changes, but they look like badge notifications because there's no number: I sometimes see this graphic appear for something less than ...
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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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Please return the hot question dropdown to most pages

The UI update from a few minutes ago appears to have removed the hot questions tab of the StackExchange dropdown on the top menu bar from all pages except the Stack Exchange homepage. Instead all I ...
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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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I can see my reputation “increasing” even though I am suspended

So I got myself suspended, for being an idiot. My fault. I now have 1 reputation. But while I was sitting on the front page of the site where I'm suspended, somebody upvoted one of my answers. I ...
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Add back link to activities somewhere in the new top bar

I find myself constantly going through my most recents comments, to see if people responded to them (but maybe didn't @mention me) or to see if there are any updates in general. The previous bar had ...
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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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A bug in the new top bar where inbox and recent reputation icons become unclickable

Description: The inbox icon and reputation icon does not open the respective boxes anymore. Steps to reproduce: Click on the inbox icon Click on the reputation icon Click on the stackexchange icon ...
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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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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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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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Top Bar icons are misbehaving - dropdowns aren't functioning, instead linking to Stack Exchange

I just noticed strange behavior: When I click the Hamburger once (and my mouse doesn't show strange behavior otherwise), I'm directly taken to StackExchange, i. e. the drop-down menu doesn't open. ...
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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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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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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 ...