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Questions tagged [user-interface]

The user interface elements and web pages that make up this site.

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How to skip directly to page x of n in a long list of search results?

It would be very helpful if one could go directly to a specific page number when the number of pages returned for a search is very large, but I am unable to figure out if it possible and nothing pops ...
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Answer Listing by Most Upvotes

IIRC, in the past, every page would sort solutions based on acceptance and then based on the number of upvotes. Has that changed in the new schema? Items seemed to be ranked using some unknown ...
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Expectation tag error

Background In Expectation means average?, I proposed to synonymize expectation and expected-values. A moderator has done this. Problem When I view my tag scores in my profile and clicked on ...
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Can the tag list accessible from the left side-panel be given some structure/drilldown?

This question has unsurprisingly come up in a few different guises. Improving the tag system (categories) Apologies since I guess old hat but just wondering if it was ever resolved? I couldn't find ...
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Unable to flag comments anymore: the pop-up windows does not display correctly

It seems that the recent redesign of the window that pops up when attempting to flag comments has some subtle bug: when it pops up, it does so in the upper left corner of the browser window in such a ...
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User removed or users removed?

I noticed that my reputation dropped, and I went to check the topbar. Indeed, there were two user removed notices. However, when I went to the reputation page on my profile, lo and behold, only one "...
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Expanded Usercard not Working in Vivaldi

Having just got my shiny new 1k privilege of the expanded usercard, I was dismayed to find out that it doesn't seem to work in Vivaldi (as a matter of fact, I'm not sure I ever got any usercard in ...
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Post pictures using mobile

How to post pictures on mobile? I wanted to answer a question with a diagram on my mobile. How should I do that? I am currently on iPhone, using the stack exchange application.
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The unanswered questions ordering seems wrong

If you go to Unanswered Questions you'll see several highly voted questions that seem like no one will ever post an answer to. The top one, because someone answered it on MO already. The second one, ...
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Is there any way to request an answer from a particular user?

I was wondering if there's a way to request an answer from a particular user, who, for example, is well-known for giving good and sharp answers in a particular subject. Sort of like A2A on Quora. If ...
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How Can I save my answer a draft in MSE?

Sometime it happens that I want to answer a question. But at some point I want to save it for some reason and continue later when I have time or more arguments. I would like to know how I can ...
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Can the site-design be improved to be more welcoming to new users?

I think that the design of MSE could be more welcoming to new users. I don't know how much effort it would take and of course that should be considered. My view is as someone who is relatively new to ...
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View sign-in history

A few days ago I recall finding a visual calendar of my sign-in history on Math Stack Exchange. It looked like an ordinary monthly calendar, where the days were white if I hadn't signed in, and green ...
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What does the gray line in the progress bar mean

Here is the screenshot above, what does that gray line in the progress bar mean? I have been able to find neither proper meta post(s) nor documentation reference. But I bet the question is general for ...
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What does it mean if I try to tag a user in the comments and it doesn't highlight or record?

I tried to tag a user in a comment replying to his previous comment. Usually if I type @UserNa.... the name will appear in a pop-up field. But when I tried to tag one user, the name didn't pop up. ...
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How can I deactivate the Ctrl+M shortcut in the editor?

On my keyboard, I programmed CTRLM to be something special, and always when I press CTRLM when I ask a question on Mathematics Stack Exchange, an "Insert Citation" appears! How can I deactivate this "...
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Can I embed a YouTube video?

I'd like to link a YouTube video (from Numberphile) and pose a question about its content. Is it possible to embed the video into the question body?
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Changing my user-name

I would like to request a change to my user-name. I would prefer to have something more colorful than my user number How do I submit such a request"?
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Unable to edit a certain question

Rolling Dice Probability Question Why is the edit button greyed out for me?
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\tag mathjax spills to the right of main text body

I've known about this bug for a while. Weird that it still hasn't been fixed. If the \tag mathjax is not intended to be used, then why is it included as a valid ...
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Answers no longer ordered by votes

For some reason when I read answers now they are ordered by time of submission rather than by votes (which was my default setting until recently, apparently). How do I return to the ordering by votes?
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Sorting user reputation by questions rep or answers rep

Is there any way to sort the user list by reputation earned through questions only? (Or through answers only?)
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Forget password and account recovery

Why Stack Exchange does not send your previous password to your email (when you forget it)? (Instead it gives you a recovery link and you have to change it again.)
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Is there a lag time before notice of a new answer to a question appears?

Before submitting an answer to a question I first check to see if there is a notice that a new answer has been submitted. However, on more than one occasion I have been embarrassed to submit an answer ...
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Doubled MathJax (including in Google search)

I noticed in the past year or so that there was a change in the MathJax that results in every MathJax equation being doubled, one being an image and one being a text-based rendering. Usually one of ...
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Where can I find help to typeset mathematics (from the editing help page)?

I found once an instruction how to typeset mathematics on this site, now I came back to ask a question and could not remember it. Thus I pressed the ? button, to ...
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What's with the Jobs tab?

I see that on math.SE and meta there's a new tab labeled 'Jobs', but it just directs to "Page Not Found". What's that for? Is there a new feature that's not working correctly yet?
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The website is difficult to navigate, and the logout button is hard to find

I find the website hard to navigate. When I want to log out, I spend minutes hunting. There are number of items in the menu bar above and it isn't obvious which one will have the logout feature, or ...
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How to search math terms/notations accurately and efficiently? Could some experienced users summarize some tips here?

How to search math terms/notations accurately and efficiently? Could some experienced users summarize some tips here? I believe such tips will be helpful for inexperienced users looking for hints or ...
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Is there a way to quickly jump to, say, the 15th page?

Right now on the bottom of the page only page 1-5 and the last page has a hyperlink button. When I want to go to, say, the 15th page, I have to click on the 5th page, then keep pressing next page ...
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I can't log out.

I choose "log out" from the menu and I get an error message. Apparently one cannot log out today.
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Attempts at repeated flagging should fail earlier (if at all)

I flagged a question for moderator attention. After exchanging some more comments with the OP, I wanted to add something to my remarks to the moderators, so I chose "flag" and "in need of moderator ...
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Do we need the “cite” link below every post?

Since September 11, the "cite" option for posts on main has been promoted from being inside "share" to directly below the post, cf. here. Now, since the argument for requesting its promotion was that ...
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“Don't shout” warning without capitals

I started working on an answer and first just typed three lines of arithmetic expressions with numbers into the edit box. When I later returned to the page and the content of the edit box was auto-...
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Images upload: is it changed?

What is changed in the upload of images? I can not upload with my old MacBook! Or simply I have some connection problem? when I click on the image icon a pop up is open with the words ''Click Here to ...
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Keyboard shortcuts… how to find out more?

I was just perusing about on main, when I inadvertently pressed the i key on my keyboard. This is what happened: i.e. my inbox popped up, with fancy number-key shortcuts to access inbox items (...
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Can we remove-improve the human verification script?

This happens to me many times and I think it's boring. The human verification page prevent me to post an answer and it takes a long time for that the captcha box appears (perhaps it was because of ...
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What to do with: “You may only load the closed dialog every 3 seconds”

If I try to close a question then the following text appears: "You may only load the closed dialog every 3 seconds" and closing is not possible. I encounter this problem not on my own computer.
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Coloring of “Related” and “Hot Network Questions” are opposite standard link coloring

I've been browsing around StackExchange for a few hours, and every time I pass through the Mathematics StackExchange the fact that the "visited" links and normal links are displayed in the reverse of ...
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Add a link to the reputation tab from the profile page

If I visit someone's profile page, and I am shown the Profile page which summaries their activity and whatnot, I can access the badges and the posts and the tags all fine. But there is no direct link ...
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Incorrect number of items in review queue [duplicate]

Is there a level of review that I simply cannot find or is it the case that the number on the top of the screen ($69$ *smirk*) is bugged on this site? I imagine that the number next to "review" should ...
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undelete missing for a posting recently deleted

I have just deleted " Towards generalization of Euler relation ". I wish to fix it and re-post it , but it is missing from " ask questions " or other headings. How to recover the same? TIA
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Main page interface changed

Recently my interface changed from to Is this something that is supposed to happen? Is it possible to get back the first one since it looks better? (Or at least it looks better for me.)
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How to take an exchange of comments on math.stackexchange.com to a chat exchange?

I am baffled by the stack exchange user interface as regards chat. What do I do to take an exchange of comments on math.stackexchange.com to a chat exchange?
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When does the “delete” button appear beneath a post?

Below posts I normally see "share", "edit", and "flag" buttons, but sometimes a "delete" button also appears. How is it decided that this extra button appears?
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Personalised $\LaTeX$ commands for users

I'm definitely not the first to think about having the possibility users having personalised $LaTeX$ \newcommands (see e.g. here). But I thought of another way to ...
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Why do we have “See more comments”

I recently up-voted a savvy comment which implied that the OP should take a fresh look at his question. Then I noticed that there were more, currently hidden, comments. Only after I clicked to reveal ...
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I'm not shouting, I'm just easily distracted

This site has a warning about all-uppercase posts, which works for both question titles and post bodies. The problem is that on the body of a post it is triggered prematurely, even by the first ...
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Escape brackets in titles of questions when voting to close as a duplicate [duplicate]

When you vote to close a question as a duplicate, the software automatically puts a comment looking like Possible duplicate of [Duplicate title](Duplicate link).. ...
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Where did preview and formatting controls go?

Every once in a while I want to post a question or an answer and the controls are missing and the preview area never populates. In fact, this is happening to me with this question right now. Here's ...