Questions tagged [user-interface]

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Username has Two Display Forms [duplicate]

I believe this is a bug? Question-in-question: Reward finding duplicate questions - +10, +2, -5 User-related: https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/138112/pekka
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Please make the `cursor` in empty areas the default arrow [closed]

In the parts of an SE site that do not contain content, please default to the arrow (default) cursor CSS property. I instinctively move the cursor off of content while I read, and then shake the ...
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Text field and tabs becomes wider while fetching results in Users search [duplicate]

Whenever I add some text to search for users, the text field and the tabs on the right becomes unexpectedly wider. I'm using Firefox 72 and Chrome 79 on Ubuntu 18.04.
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“total posts flagged” takes up too much attention

I'm always a bit irked by the "total posts flagged" number in the toolbox. As far as I can see, it doesn't provide much purpose. For my own profile it has 6 flags in there, that I can see when I click ...
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Low contrast text — doesn't meet WCAG standards

WCAG standards for accessible text are massively ignored on SE: Placeholder text for the Textarea element: Inactive tabs: "Joined ..." notes: All these elements are poorly ...
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Input fields hardly readable when using dark theme of browser

When using the dark theme of my browser, the input fields are hardly readable. Both background and foreground colors must be explicitly defined together or not defined at all.
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Comment lock message is overly broad

Since recently there is the ability to lock only the comments to a certain post, which I think is a great addition. The implementation however could use some tweaking I think. The comment link which ...
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Voting to close my own question confusingly acts as if I'm not me

When my vote to close my own question as duplicate was registered as a simple vote, I was a bit surprised, as I thought it'd immediately close for my own given reason, but the question of whether a ...
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Make existing timeline icon of a post available to anybody and not only to mods

I noticed that on a site where I'm a moderator, there is a small icon below the up-/downvote buttons and favorite icons of every post, which looks like a small clock, and which actually links to the ...
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“Highly active question” banner is misleading [duplicate]

Today I noticed this banner on this question: What exactly is that supposed to mean? I do NOT think it means this is a highly active question, and I very much doubt it ever was. As seen in the line ...
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Useful, systematic feedback to a user's review queue actions

Lacking confidence in my reviewing abilities, I usually avoid the review queue. But, I've been asking a decent amount of questions lately and haven't found many questions I could answer (so as to ...
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Should mobile ask for taps on spoilers, not clicks?

The spoiler currently reads on mobile devices "Click to show spoiler" On desktop devices, the spoiler appears as an empty blockquote, like this: Should the spoiler warning say "Tap to reveal" ...
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How can I always show the search bar at a medium window width?

My preferred window width is wide enough to have plenty of space between the left-hand icons and the right-hand icons, but too narrow to have the search bar displayed. How can I cause it to be always ...
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Remove or make “Highly active question” post notice less visible / annoying

Here's what I've seen today when checked out the question. I suggest to remove this post notice (and just show a message after someone who had not enough reputation tried to answer) or at least to ...
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UI issue on Stack Overflow profile page: HTML is not decoding properly for the badge on the mobile app

As seen in the badge earned section, amp; instead of which & should be shown on the Stack Overflow profile page. Android: 5.1 (Lollipop). Stack Overflow app, latest version.
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Subscription feed email displays a tag incorrectly

This happened for the "WatchKit" Stack Overflow tag. Here is the corresponding question: Undefined symbol: _OBJC_CLASS_$_WKInterfaceController error after updating XCode to version 11.1.
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Show answers in close queue

I think the new "Lifejacket" and "Lifeboat" badges are great, as they reward people who can figure out good answers to poorly phrased questions, as well as helping make the community more welcoming. ...
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User badges not showing reputation or badge counts [duplicate]

On all questions (at least on SO and MSE), I'm no longer seeing badge counts or reputation numbers on user badges on posts (both answers and questions): Is this intended? Part of testing going on? ...
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Upvote is shown as registered in an offline state while not being actually cast

Chain of events will make the title clear: I was reading an answer on Ask Different and upvoted it. The upvote was shown but a banner came "An error has occurred - please retry your request." I ...
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Share box becomes blurry if not at 100% zoom level

Today, I found out browsing SE can simulate a visit to the optometrist. Which one looks clearer to you? The share box at 90 percent zoom: At 100 percent: Or the one at 110 percent: Opening a ...
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The pop up box used for user annotations does not close when the action is completed

Can we please have a more intuitive user experience when annotating user accounts? The pop up box when annotating user accounts does not close when submitted. It's counter intuitive to the process of ...
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Purged comments reappear when posting a comment after purging

When purging all comments under a post, the comments then reappear immediately after if I click to add a comment. They then disappear again after posting the comment. It's not uncommon to leave a ...
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Following up issues that former employees were handling

I was led into a trail of investigation into a UI issue from this post on Meta Stack Overflow Review queue showing review alert for users who can't review, that led me to this post Please don'...
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Horizontal scrollbar on user pages

I'm using 1200x1600 monitors (in portrait mode) and see a horizontal scrollbar on all of my user pages.
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Question's first two line and the upvote arrow are clamped

It looks like this, with upvote arrow and some content hidden while the markdown is this: I am using Safari 12.1.1. No ad-blocker and with Ghostery, got the same results. Refreshing it ...
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Missing tag descriptions if 981px <= browser size <= 1063px

Over at https://meta.stackoverflow.com/a/388593/1709587, Cerbrus, James, and Zoe discovered a curiosity: if, at the moment that you load the /ask page, your browser window is 1000px wide, all tag ...
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Please use GMT instead of UTC in the Achievements clock

Beyond Change the timestamp format, the Achievements drop-down still shows a "UTC" "time zone", which has been brought to my attention by David Postill as "not a time zone". Please update the ...
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The message that appears after casting a third vote in a moderator election contains a <br/> [duplicate]

After casting a third vote in the moderator election, this message appears. The <br/> should either be fixed into a newline, or it should be removed altogether. This was originally reported on ...
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Could we have a “You recently worked at” section in the right side bar?

Could we have a "You recently worked at" section in the right side bar, along to the "Linked", "Related" or "Hot Network Questions" sections?! It should feature a list of links to questions that I ...
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Review queues are in a different order on different sites

This is Politics’ review queues order in the dropdown: This is Science Fiction & Fantasy’s: The order is the same on Mi Yodeya. Why are they in a different order? Is this a bug?
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Visible `<br/>` tag in the “Thanks for voting popup” [duplicate]

After casting my votes in an election on the network, I had notice popup saying I cast my 3rd vote and thanking me for doing so. However, in the middle of the popup was a visible <br/> tag. See ...
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UI bug in Right sidebar? [duplicate]

I have found one text is going out of the div while visiting some random posts. I think there is issue with the "word-break" CSS content. After applying word-break, it seems to be working fine:
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No way to unfavourite a question in the Android app

When I press the "favourite" button beneath a question in the Android app, there is no way to unfavourite it (from the app). I receive a success message, but when I click the button again, it just ...
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Questions with invisible titles can be posted by using soft hyphens

Over at Arqade, we just received this question without a title (now deleted, 10k reputation only). The title is made entirely out of soft hyphens, which are invisible. Such a question can't be clicked ...
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Minor UI tweak when users vote to close a bountied question

A user who attempts to cast a close vote on a bountied question sees this message: That's a very discouraging, final-looking message. The official guidance for the situation where a bountied question ...
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Inconsistency in image posting between mobile & desktop, mobile is better

When adding an image to a post from the mobile site, the "inline" markdown form: [![alt](url)] is used. This is clean, self-contained, and easy to edit. The desktop site, however, adds the image in ...
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Show a warning if a comment is deleted while the author's editing it

When editing a comment, if it has been deleted while the comment author is editing it, the edited text will completely disappear into the void without any sort of warning as soon as the user clicks ...
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Getting Stack Overflow like Title field on other Stack Exchange sites

When editing my network profile, Stack Overflow gives me the ability to set a Title field which gets displayed just below my name when someone views my profile page. However, the same is not ...
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The privileges page uses problematic styling

Prompt. The things I can do are faded to the point of unreadability, while the things I cannot do are more legible. The hover effect is used to gain readability of faded items, but many devices have ...
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Why do stack sites use different fonts?

I just found that the Stack Overflow font is bigger than the font on math.stackexchange. Look at last lines on two images. math.stackexchange: Stack Overflow: Why do they use different fonts?
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The network sites' icons are not expressive [closed]

Every time I lookup the section Hot Network Questions, I must hover my mouse on some questions to show where the link leads because the icon makes it not immediately apparent what that site is. I am ...
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Rightmost icons are chopped in the achievements dialog

Rightmost icons are chopped in the "achievements" dialog: Note that, as Rob pointed out, it depends on which site you are on: some sites wrap and some overflow. Wrap is better, regardless of how many ...
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Redesign “lots of answers” JS confirm dialog to use Stacks stylized popups instead

Currently, when attempting to answer questions with lots of answers (usually 30 but configurable per site), users are shown the following generic JS confirmation prompt (from one's browser, in this ...
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The “Try Stack Overflow for Business” dialog should have an explicit don't show again option

Following on from The new "try Stack Overflow for Business" popup won't go away, it's not obvious that clicking the X both dismisses the dialog and hides the button. Clicking elsewhere ...
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Area 51 navigation bar doesn't display properly in half-window mode

When in half-windowed mode, the Area 51 top navigation bar's dark blue background breaks on the right side of the screen, showing the text over the background image, in Firefox and Chrome.
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How to disable “time travel” entirely?

Every time I open a question I get this oh so funny 90s feel with scrollers and whatnots. In every question I need to click it off. The button seems to only work for the specific page I load; loading ...
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Ugly scrollbar shown on HNQ when user image can't be shown

It appears that when a user image can't be displayed, the user in the Users List on the right side of the HNQ page gets a scrollbar: Looking at that user's profile, it looks like the link for the ...
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Searching all SE sites with view=list#name for keyword results in a bumpy ride

If I go to stackexchange.com and click all sites and list as names https://stackexchange.com/sites?view=list#name and then use my chrome browser to search for instances of "teach" I get 19 results. ...
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Use back button to show site list on Android

As phones keep getting bigger reaching the edge of the phone keeps getting harder. While browsing/reading questions on a phone (yes, typically I'm a lurker) it is hard to open sites list. Suppose I'm ...
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Date of question displays wrongly [duplicate]

It displays as "yesterday" but today is February 20 and question's date is February 18.