Questions tagged [user-interface]

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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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CSS loading issue [duplicate]

It looks like some UI CSS problem. Please refer to the below screenshot.
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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.
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Element title not updated after awarding bounty

After awarding a bounty by clicking +NNN the title of the element is still as if the bounty hadn't been awarded yet:
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Inconsistent tooltip capitalisation on question pages

The capitalisation of tooltips on question pages is quite inconsistent. Looking, for instance, at the featured Meta Stack Overflow question "Take the 2019 Developer Survey", many inconsistencies can ...
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Is the flagging message “we take your reports seriously” generic or specific?

I created this account about a year ago, and have been flagging things steadily (if infrequently) since then. After I submit a flag, I get a pop-up reading Thanks for flagging! We take your reports ...
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Reduce horizontal scrolling in code examples

Horizontal scrolling is annoying. In rather narrow viewports it tends to appear frequently. The usability issue is that it breaks "flow" mind state. I eliminated it (almost totally) with a simple ...
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Report comment dialog mispositioned [duplicate]

For me, the modal/dialog window is positioned semi outside the screen. When resizing the window or opening the developer tools, the issue fixes itself. When resizing it back or closing the developer ...
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Why are images shown next to each comment? [duplicate]

In my opinion it would look cleaner if the comment images/buttons were only shown when hovering over the comments (on desktop). Why are they always shown?
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Is “Featured” the right text for the bounties tab?

On the Home page and Questions page, we have a tab for questions that currently have bounties. The tab reads "Featured". I've long wondered why we used "Featured" rather than something like... I don't ...
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Float preview to the right

I know this has been posted years before, but screens have become wider... Preview on the right please, optionally? Float the editing window It would be nice if it was possible to have the editing ...
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Where is the star button at the left of a question title? [duplicate]

On Stack Exchange websites there happens to be a ☆ button for mark a question as favourite. But I couldn't find it in the app. Where is it located. My app is of the latest version. It is a useful ...
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Can't see that answer is accepted in screen reader

I've noticed that after accepting answers, e.g. this one, I have no indication that it is accepted, using a screen reader. This has been occurring on multiple SE sites. The screen reader reports the ...
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Link registered account in Data Explorer to user profile page

Lately, I have been consulting and pulling data from Data Explorer Stack Exchange for performing review activities, adding data to meta posts, learn more about some pattern, etc.. I'd like being ...
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“Search all Sites” UI is broken [duplicate]

I was just using the "Search all Sites" feature (https://stackexchange.com/search?q=cryptocurrency), and there seem to be several problems with the UI. (I'm using Ubuntu 16.02 + Firefox 64.0 at the ...
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Description of single item is weird when flagging the own post

When I flag a post where I'm the original poster I see the following popup where only one item can be selected: There are no items above (and below too), and I’m not sure that current wording is ...
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Auto focus question title input while opening a new question

After pressing the button "new question" the page is redirected and there are two input fields: Title Body The question opener is probably willing to write a title first. I think that the title ...
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Broken timer? “You can only post once every 40 minutes.”

Recently, I asked my first question on retrocomputing.stackexchange.com . I later attempted to ask a second question there, but when I clicked the "Post Your Question" button, a div element with a ...
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Please refocus on the Title field if there is an error there when asking

Over on Cryptography, I was wrapping up their recent election. When I got to the meta post announcement, it wasn't posting and I couldn't tell why: Turns out there was already a 2018 Community ...
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New flag overview UI - “dropdown-arrows” used but there's no dropdown action

The UI in the flags overview has received an update with some nice design love, and it looks good. The only thing that bothers me a little is that there's these arrow-style icons (>) in the menu ...
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Editing in chat: White text on light blue background [duplicate]

I've been having this problem for a while now – whenever I edit my chat messages, the text is white and displayed on a light blue background, making it impossible to see. I have to highlight my words ...
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Can we get the new imgur uploader for chat?

I actually like the new imgur uploader (besides the link issue) But the one in chat is very dated. It'd be nice if we could get the same one for chat. Mostly for the drag and drop feature, but also ...
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Move the Submit button in the comment flag dialog to the right

Something bothers me about the new comment flag dialog: it's the only dialog with the submit button on the left. Can we please move it to the right: like the post flag dialog: and half a dozen other ...
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Tabs painted over “congrats” screen for new badge [duplicate]

I've experienced a layout bug, see image: The tabs are painted over the "congrats" dialog for a new badge. When I click the button, the page gets repainted with sizes slightly changing, and it ...
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Overlapping issue on activity page [duplicate]

The tab is overlapping in the activity page. Actually, I earned a new badge and when I go to grab it. I found this glitch. The activity tabs are overlapped on congratulation badge area.
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Should linked questions be removed from related questions? [duplicate]

Currently the same question can be listed in both as linked and as related. This seems inefficient and confusing. Example:
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Make filter field for tag synonym case insensitive

On the tags synonym page filter field is case sensitive now: Due to all tags are named in lower case, I suggest to make this field case insensitive, to prevent such situations like auto ...
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“That solved my problem” doesn't make sense if the target question is unanswered

Can we get an alternative to the "That solved my problem!" button that doesn't make the presumption that it solved my problem? I.e. "Yes, that's the problem I have." In some cases, SE (et. al.) ...
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Use colored text for badge counts instead of badge logos

I was looking at some posts by users with many thousands of badges, and I noticed that there were two lines required for displaying the badges. This was caused by the badge icons (●). Should we remove ...
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How to design a code annotation tool for Stack Overflow?

We are currently working on a research project on how to turn community knowledge into AI. We would like to extend the current Stack Overflow UI with annotation tools for given text and code examples. ...
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The Next tag badge block overlaps other block on user's Profile Activity page

The Next tag badge block overlaps the badge score block.
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Tag wiki creation time doesn't match actual date [duplicate]

For example, https://stackoverflow.com/tags/html/info AFAIK, it's not 2020 right now.
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Tags and Hot Answers' More buttons have title, but Top Answerers' More button doesn't

Could you add title for this link for more consistency?
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Refreshing the “Edit Email Settings” page doesn't refresh the email field if previously it was cleared (without pressing save button)

Go to Edit Email Settings page. Clear the email field, but don't press "Save". Refresh the page. Field will be empty. Only if you open another page and after that open Edit Email Settings page again,...