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Winterbash page size doesn't match up with image locations

Thanks for the catch. We pushed a fix. Please let me know if you still see any issues.
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Increase font size on new iOS 8 SE app?

We do not have functionality to change the font sizes for the Stack Exchange app only. However, the app supports Dynamic Type, which is a device-wide setting. You can change it by going to the ...
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Should I report issues on iPad?

Yes. Many people don't have access to a laptop/desktop, so issues only visible on tablets and phones should be reported as well. Do note that not all pages are responsive yet, for example https://...
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6 votes
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Could you make it possible to upload pictures from an iPad?

The default for mobile browsers is the mobile site theme, which has minimal design, and without the rich editor, meaning no file upload indeed. However, the footer contains a link to the full site ...
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Unable to update app on iOS 8.0.2

It's a bug with iOS 8, enterprise distribution and bundle identifiers. SE have changed the bundle identifier as discussed in chat in the plist to append .ios8fix and now it appears to work. I've ...
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Why are rep and badges now collapsed on Safari iPad?

The reputation and badges are hidden in narrower viewports (i.e. if your browser window is narrower). Narrow window: Middle-width window: Wide window:
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Minor stuff on the profile page in iPad app

I have corrected the ordering of the Top Communities to correctly sort by descending reputation. This was wrong because we were only taking into consideration the first 5 accounts. Good point. I've ...
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iPad app inbox "stuck"

This should be fixed in a build rolling out now (to correct the endpoint the Mobile application hits). We are making huge inbox changes behind the scenes and this slipped through, sorry!
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OP's name isn't highlighted in several places in iPad app

This isn't a bug with the iOS app. The question in question was commented on by the OP before the migration and the user's status was shown appropriately. However, the question was then migrated ...
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Can't select on the app

This is fixed in a new build. I did some experiments and as far as I can tell selection didn't work because the web view was under 100pt tall. If I made it narrow enough that it got taller it worked,...
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Expatriates doesn't appear in the list of sites on the iOS app (operator error)

It is quite hard for the team to allow Area 51 in the app. Refer to Will Area 51 be supported in the app? about that. Concerning Expatriates and other beta sites: they are available in the app. If I ...
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Allow tapping outside iPad app popup to close it

Modals (popups) can now be easily dismissed by tapping on the grey background. This change is available in beta version 1.2.0.146.
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Allow a way to hide the question list using the iPad app

Ask, and ye shall receive. (It's the holidays, after all). During the development of the split view, the problem you describe always bothered me. However, having a button to split/collapse between ...
3 votes

Help us test the new Stack Exchange iPad app

I've tried the app (the *.118 version). I dunno what you're showing me on the home page of Stack Overflow, but it is enough to render the app unusable for me. (I accept it might suit some other ...
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iPad app doesn't display correctly

Since this issue doesn't happen regularly, I'm going to chalk this up to one of the myriad orientation problems with iOS8. For whatever reason, a single window in an application will get out of synch ...
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What is Metrics setting in iPad app used for?

It means opting out of data collection, as mentioned in this bug report and its answer. So, whatever stats Stack Exchange collects about the app users, if this setting is turned on (i.e. metrics ...
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Formatting Sandbox's page is wider than necessary

This only happens on the Formatting Sandbox. It's because of this answer: Removing the kbd element via Developer Tools fixes the page - go blame Cool Guy. It's kind of expected... it's a Formatting ...
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iPad app can't display ⟨⟩ brackets

Update While still completely out of our control, this appears to be fixed with the new system font in iOS9. This is an interesting case of character support and font substitution. If you look ...
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iPad app crash when submit an answer

I'll be building this out momentarily. The long and the short of it is that we were doing pseudo-abstract methods in Objective-C and when I refactored the question editor I accidentally deleted an ...
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Whole comment area clickable?

This will be in the next build. We had the three dots for two reasons: Links in comments were hard to tap, on all devices but especially on iPad minis. This is no longer an issue as we've increased ...
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Could you make it possible to upload pictures from an iPad?

If you are on an iPad (or iPhone) you can install the official Stack Exchange app. You can download it from the app store. It includes a way to post images from your device too, which is very handy ...
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How can I pin more than four sites to the left vertical bar in the iPad app?

This is possible in the iPhone and iPad apps as well as on desktop (they are synched between them). On the iPhone it's more visible because you actually have to open the menu to see the sites but on ...
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Icon on About page missing on iPad with iOS 7

Good catch – this is something that we've noticed but keep putting off. It will be fixed in next beta update, on version 1.1.0.120
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Post action menu in iPad app should be a popup

Funny that you reported it – I was doing some work in this area recently. This will be fixed in the next update to the beta release (version 1.1.0.108). This will also fix the comments action menu.
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Scroll the sites list up when a selection is made in the iPad app

Great idea – this was definitely an annoying behavior. This will be fixed in the next update to the beta release (version 1.1.0.108).
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Is there a way to edit comments on the iPad app?

You can only edit comments within 5 minutes of posting them. After that, the edit option will disappear from the menu that is shown from the accessory button (the three dots).
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Is there a way to edit my favorite tags in the iPad app?

There is currently no way to edit your favorite tags from the app. You can see your favorite tags from the tags listing by choosing the "Favorite" sort. See this answer. You can also see unanswered ...
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iOS Tablet app: modal or sticky comments to questions

This was a problem that required careful consideration. I didn't want to make the comment too modal, otherwise the user might lose the context of what they are commenting on. On the other hand, we ...
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Sites popup issues

An earlier fix was missing this use case in some of the selection logic. Because showing a non-favorite site appends it to the end of the menu section, the selection logic wrongly assumed this last ...
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iOS iPad design issues

I have addressed your first three bullet points in beta version 1.2.0.141. Switched the about screen to be modal; this looks better and prevents the user from losing their current context The sites ...

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