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Review icon not showing in private beta sites

The Review icon isn't shown in the top-bar of the newly launched private beta, Stellar Stack Exchange, even though I have enough reputation (just 1) to review close and reopen votes.
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Opening top bar “StackExchange” link in new tab

The Stack Exchange logo on the left of the top bar allows middle-clicking/right clicking and clicking "open in new tab". This duplicates the page you're on. This can also be seen when hovering over it ...
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Help button is not working [duplicate]

I have noticed that "Help" button on https://stackexchange.com is not working. Also there is no link to Help in the footer, and https://stackexchange.com/help leads to "Page Not Found". May I assume ...
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Help icon in the stackexchange.com is not working

The help icon in the Stack Exchange site's top bar is not working. I navigate to my Stack Exchange profile and clicked on that icon, it is not responding. In other sites it is listing the drop down ...
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Top bar buttons are broken when page is zoomed or shifted

I know that SE only supports 100% scale factor (and doesn’t support mobile browsers in full web at all) on their sites. But before today top bar worked well even after zooming on my iPad. Here is the ...
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Review queues seem to have disappeared

Today I opened Network Engineering as I do very often, but I noticed a change, which I've not seen before. Normally when I click the review book/list icon I can see the different queues and if any of ...
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Using search in top bar may break hat positioning

If you decrease browser's width to the minimum size and have to try search box you may see the following: Hat is not places on user icon. Tested on Firefox.
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Why has the search box background color changed?

The search box in the StackExchange taskbar at the top of the page has recently changed from displaying black text on a white background to displaying pale grey text on a dark grey background. The ...
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Access To a Review Queue I can't do anything with

On Stack Overflow I suddenly have access to a new review queue "Meta Reviews" even though I don't have the rep to do any reviews, is this intentional?
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Hats on top bar profile not aligned properly [duplicate]

I spent a bit of time aligning my hat, but every time I glanced at the top bar it looked off, well either way, it seems to be a pixel or so off to the right.
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Top bar moves back and forth slightly while scrolling

While scrolling up and down, the top bar shifts back and forth by a couple of pixels. I noticed this because it gave the appearance that my hat was moving back and forth, but the hat is actually ...
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Weird logout after joining Monero

Today I experienced quite a strange behavior regarding the site login. After being active (and logged in) on several sites for about an hour I stumbled about a meta post on a page I hadn't a user on (...
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Notification icon colour has changed to dark red

I noticed that the colour of notification icon has changed since 2 days. This is how it looks like to me here on Meta. Formerly, the notifications colour icon used to be brighter and eye catching ...
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Meta names differently in hamburger menu on app and web

Here is a view of my hamburger menu on the web (Meta.SE is identified as "Meta Stack Exchange"): Here is a view of my hamburger menu on the (Android) app (Meta.SE is identified as "Meta"): There ...
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Why is the top bar showing too much rep? [duplicate]

Help! What is happening!? Here on Meta today I have been having a very strange issue with the top bar. It has been showing 10 more rep than I really have, on all pages which have not been refreshed ...
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The number of new hats never gets higher than 99

It seems the maximum number shown as a badge on the snowflake is 99: From my calculations, it should've shown something like 150 when I made that screenshot. It shouldn't be that hard to show more ...
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Don't move all the cheese for this snowflake

Normally, the top bar icons go, from right to left: site switch, help/review, achievements, inbox, profile (+ mod). But for a few weeks a year, they go: site switch, Winter Bash, help/review, ...
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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 alert is over-eager [duplicate]

I'm seeing the red alert on sites where there's nothing to review: That's from Community Building, where I'm pretty sure the queues are empty. I also just saw it on Worldbuilding meta, where I'm a ...
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I'm seeing red dots everywhere

On all Stack Exchange sites where I have review privileges, the review queue menu icon has a red dot. No matter what I try, it doesn't go away. This bug report on Meta Stack Overflow might or might ...
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Move mod menu with the other menus

Now that all the menus seem to be migrating to a row of icons in the top right, the mod menu feels out of place. May I suggest: * Exact place arrow is pointing not important
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No snowflake on stackexchange.com

It looks weird that stackexchange.com has no snowflake on the topbar: Especially when Winter Bash page located on it and the welcome message begins with "Stack Exchange" link: I recommend ...
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Could we make the Help Centers easier to find? [duplicate]

Every Stack Exchange site has the same six buttons along the top banner: Questions Tags Users Badges Unanswered Ask Question I've been a regular on SE some time now, and I've seen countless ...
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Disabling the review queue icon badge

Can the review queue icon badge be disabled? It surely increases the engagement but it is very distracting during coding.
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Topbar overlaps help block when editing an answer

If you topbar has stickiness ability (this option is available for any Stack Overflow family site) then while you are on the editing an answer page the help block on the right hand side of the page is ...
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The “unread message” icon doesn't disappear without reload

On StackExchange.com, when I click the red icon with a number of unread messages, it doesn't disappear when I later close the list of the messages. It seems to disappear in other SE sites. (The same ...
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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 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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I'm not seeing review queue notifications (red dot) or +5's or +10's for reputation in Space SE - how to further investigate?

For background see Is the SXSE review queue (and new reputation indicator) now broken?. In short, with the new navigation bar in Space SE, I'm not seeing the red dot when there are items in the ...
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Different behaviour of mouse over for top bar menu on stackexchange.com and other sites

On the most of Stack Exchange sites you need to make a click/tap on the menu item in the top bar if you want to open it: But on stackexchange.com it works without clicking/tapping if any menu is ...
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Different icon positions for main menu among stackexchange.com and any other site [duplicate]

Icons (and find a community bar) are slightly shifted to the top (i.e. not centered on community name) in the main menu for stackexchange.com: Compare it with MSE:
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Alignment issue in StackExchange.com inbox, achievement dialog and site switcher

There is an alignment issue in the StackExchange.com Inbox, Achievements dialog and Site Switcher. The icon is not properly padding with the adjacent text. The alignment in inbox, achievement and ...
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What happened to the Stack Exchange site list?

It used to be that you could click on the Stack Exchange link on the top left of every Stack Exchange network site and would get a menu of links to other stack exchange network sites. Now it just ...
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Always show inbox and achievements in the top bar, without requiring an account on each site

On a site where I do have an account, the left part of the top bar looks like this: On SE sites where I don't have an account, the user information and review queue icon is obviously missing, but ...
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Communities list icon is nearly identical to Firefox icon

I erroneously placed this in the Stack Overflow Meta. Moving it here: The new upper-right icon for "communities" is nearly identical to the Firefox "Open menu" icon, which is also in the upper right....
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Remove the link to stackexchange.com from the site switcher [duplicate]

Since now there is a link to https://stackexchange.com on the logo on the left of the top bar, can we remove the link that is on the site switcher icon on the right? The annoying part about it is ...
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Chat rooms : need header with standard links back to sites [duplicate]

Chat rooms do not seem to have the standard header menu at the top of the page, making returning and transferring to a site somewhat tedious. You don't always want to go back to the site you came ...
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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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Stop sending me to stackexchange.com when I click the site-switcher

Note: I am aware that the site switcher has moved to the right side of the page. This isn't a case of me clicking the wrong icon, it's a case of the site-switcher itself being a link to stackexchange....
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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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Review Queue Bat Signal - How can we make it more useful?

There's been a lot of discussion about the review queue in the top bar. Yes, a lot of it focuses on the icon - that's not what this is. I want to talk about getting eyeballs in review and doing that ...
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Wrong icon for chat top bar notices

I recently got an answer upvote on an answer on Programming Puzzles and Code Golf. However, I ended up checking this on chat.stackexchange (specifically this, but it appears on main chat.se too. ...
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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 ...
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Retain HELP link in top bar when user has access to review queues

I recently had occasion to refer to the Help Center for a stack on which I did not have review queue privileges. On such stacks, the Help icon is next to the hamburger, as shown: However, on a stack ...
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Wrong site icons are displaying in Area 51

I see the site icons are displaying wrongly in the Site switcher, inbox and achievements of the Area 51 main site. I thought it is due to the cache, so pressed Ctrl + F5 but still the same issue. ...
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Site Switcher Text Wrapping/Formatting

The text on the site switcher for GIS (Geographic Information Systems) is wrapping to the next line when on that site: It does display correctly when on the meta site, however, so the bolded font is ...
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Join community button on the wrong side of the site switcher

The bright blue "Join this community" button appears on the far right of the new top bar and pushes the site switcher away. For consistency it should really appear in the same location as the ...
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Top bar not updated for SE.com

The new top bar is not present in https://stackexchange.com/ it still uses the old one.
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SE icon in top bar disappears when hovering

The SE icon on the left hand side of the top bar disappears when you hover over it on Unix and Linux: Idle (hard to read and almost invisible): Hover: I'm not sure if any of the current icon ...
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Odd red SE logo in new top bar

My question is related to New top bar is coming to the Stack Exchange network and also mentioned in the heading, Clickable Stack Exchange logo. The SE logo, which is now on the left-hand side, was ...