Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 175 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

The black bar across the top of every Stack Exchange site.

These are all the links that appear in the top bar, from left to right:

  • About Stack Exchange
  • Search box
  • User profile link (or login)
  • Inbox
  • Reputation change indicator or the
  • Review queues (for users with the access to review queues privilege)
  • Accessor to the tour, help center, meta, about Stack Overflow the company, and business
  • Stack Exchange button to switch sites, log out, go to meta, etc

In the Year of 2013, on the precipice of December 4, a newly designed top bar swept the Stack Exchange network. It's black and uniform across all sites.

In February 2017, the new top-bar (white, and taller than the previous one) was rolled out on Stack Overflow and its localized variants. Other Stack Exchange Q&A sites followed in October 2017; the top bar remained black and is smaller than on Stack Overflow, but some of the elements were repositioned. Now, only a few sites still have the old top bar, like stackexchange.com, SEDE and Area51.

Most elements of the top bar also have separate tags to use:

  • For questions about the Stack Exchange button drop-down, use instead.

  • If your question relates to the search box in the top bar, remember to include .

  • For questions about the reputation change indicator, aka achievements dialog, use .

  • Questions about the global inbox can use .

  • There is currently no tag for the review queue accessor, but for questions about reviewing in general you can use .

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