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We’ve removed the option to disable the fixed top bar

Ugh. I'm sorry, but that's my response. I'm one of the people who had it disabled for a very clear reason: I have a relatively small screen and the topbar takes up too much space, leaving me able to ...
Mithical's user avatar
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69 votes

We’ve removed the option to disable the fixed top bar

To add another voice: Ugh. There are lots of smaller features that aren’t very popular, but they don’t routinely introduce bugs in the way that this one has. Since this preference has caused more ...
ArtOfCode's user avatar
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61 votes

We’ve removed the option to disable the fixed top bar

And another voice: ugh. I appreciate that it seems like SE has a pulse, but can we please stop doing the "one step forward, two steps back" routine? Merits of the removal aside, we've been ...
Oleg Valter is with Ukraine's user avatar
41 votes

We’ve removed the option to disable the fixed top bar

I use SE on mobile heavily. While my desktop is semi-ludicrously large, I kinda don't need/want the vertical real estate on my phone being used for something non-essential to what I am doing right now....
Journeyman Geek's user avatar
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Control the types of email you receive via our new Email Settings feature

Nice, but I suspect that for many people it's not enough. Not for personal use, but I do believe many people just hate emails of all kinds, so similar to the winterbash "I hate hats", I suggest ...
Shadow Wizard's user avatar
38 votes

We’ve removed the option to disable the fixed top bar

What kind of bugs did having a fixed position topbar introduce? I understand if you don't want to admit exactly how many bugs this has caused, but maybe one or two examples might help folks understand ...
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We’ve removed the option to disable the fixed top bar

I'm one of the users that had the top bar set to non-sticky. I think one part that might not be obvious is just how irritating the sticky behaviour can be. This is more of a sub-conscious thing, but ...
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29 votes

We’ve removed the option to disable the fixed top bar

feature-request Since the preference option has been removed, make the top bar non-sticky for everyone. This has been the case until 2018, and there was no reason to change the default when the option ...
Emil Jeřábek's user avatar
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Possible to see any user's site preferences (privacy breach)

Thanks for reporting! This has been fixed in rev 2020.11.4.37941.
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22 votes

Don't allow moderators to change personal settings

Agree. In my opinion, moderators should be able to change only the public fields, that appear to all visitors of the profile page. Any other detail or setting can't be used for abuse or offensive ...
Shadow Wizard's user avatar
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Don't allow moderators to change personal settings

We discussed this internally and agree. Private preference related fields shouldn't be editable by anyone else but the user. I've set this to status-deferred as there isn't a scheduled date quite yet ...
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We’ve removed the option to disable the fixed top bar

You’ll find fixed headers on Reddit, Quora, Nextdoor, CNN, Vice, Craigslist, LinkedIn, Gmail, Jira, Facebook, Pinterest, Walmart, PayPal, TikTok, and YouTube—to name a few. There are two popular and ...
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18 votes

We’ve removed the option to disable the fixed top bar

Your goal with most of these design changes is to make the SE design fully responsive and to also replace the mobile theme entirely. This particular change does not do that and it adds another problem ...
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We’ve removed the option to disable the fixed top bar

Comparison between numbers indicating usage of fixed top bar vs dark mode looks somewhat inaccurate, I would suggest to at least "normalise" these numbers by some sort of site activity - by ...
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We’ve removed the option to disable the fixed top bar

I didn't notice that Ollie had already written a user script to make the top bar non-sticky, so I wrote my own. I like mine slightly more, since it just injects a couple of lines of CSS instead of ...
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On Genealogy & Family History, the left column in the profile settings is suddenly appearing in Russian instead of English

Thank you for the report. A fix has been committed and is now live. The root cause of the issue was due to (drumroll please)... caching! As part of some work done to prepare the user profile settings ...
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Are theme settings gone on Stack Exchange?

It wasn't gone, it was never there. Currently dark theme is available only on Stack Overflow and its Localized sites. (Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish) In the MSO original statement they ...
Shadow Wizard's user avatar
12 votes
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There is an unwanted close curly brace in the preferences page

I am happy to report that the offending } is gone.
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12 votes
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What does "Use my on-site activity to show more relevant content" mean in preferences?

The option above it provides some explanation: We use your on-site activity to show you more relevant content. For example, we might show you questions based on the tags you usually browse, or show ...
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New global preferences: keyboard shortcuts and sticky topbar

status-completed When I enable the top bar stickiness in the preferences, the top part of the side bar helper section is hidden by the top bar when I scroll the page. So can be the side bar helper ...
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We’ve removed the option to disable the fixed top bar

This line is a disingenuous half-truth: We didn’t change the default. We’ve only removed the ability to change the default. The default was the non-sticky header that scrolled out of the way when ...
Booga Roo's user avatar
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Control the types of email you receive via our new Email Settings feature

feedback The changes are pretty awesome. The page is now more focus on UX than the features. It is a timely update with a new User Experience. Till date, the email subscriptions looks ugly with the ...
Optimus Prime's user avatar
10 votes

We’ve removed the option to disable the fixed top bar

Having a fixed top bar is not responsive. It is frustrating that y’all are deprecating all mobile support in favor of the responsive design (which I think is a sensible thing to do) then decide that ...
ColleenV's user avatar
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10 votes

Add the ability to automatically follow a question on which I've added an answer or comment

I would love to have such an option! I also forget to follow posts I commented/answered, but I would like to follow them because: if I answer a post, I would like to get notified if other answers get ...
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We’ve removed the option to disable the fixed top bar

Despite the fact that my screen is relatively big, so that I've never had much of a problem with this before, I've got a small beef: We need more options in our preferences. If a feature is buggy, ...
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9 votes

"Delete profile" option is no longer present in one's user settings page

Sorry about that one folks! Some reorganization we pushed for that sidebar hid that menu from our public sites. We've reverted that change and it should now be back up. Just for some quick info, the &...
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8 votes
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Align websites layout on the profile preferences page

I'm doing a light refactor on profiles, and this is a good edge case I didn't find in testing. I'll get this fixed up soon!
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8 votes

Can I have the option to receive notification emails immediately, rather than 3 hours later?

Think about it: do you really want to get an email for every comment on one of your posts? Wouldn't that just clog your inbox? It's better to wait and get the bulk in one email in case you are away ...
bobeyt6's user avatar
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7 votes

Customizable Notification Preference Panel

The aversion to adding too many preferences isn't only because it would clutter the Preferences page. We have a few preferences that aren't on that page but are separated off onto their own or in ...
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