Questions tagged [user-interface]

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

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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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Could “Ask Question” dialog be more helpful?

The Ask Question dialog has an appropriate faint overlay text in the Title input area: what's your math question? be specific. (Aside: this seems to suggest ...
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Would this 'collapsing' feature be useful on MSE?

In the case where one wants to answer a question using a number of propositions and lemmas with proofs, I think one can organize it better with this feature on Wikipedia for hiding proofs. The link ...
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Managing favourites

I'm a new user but my favourites are already becoming a bit cumbersome to go through. I imagine they may become completely unmanageable in a year's time. I was wondering if it would be possible to ...
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Hide comments to view the question

Is it possible to have a button hide comments (or something like that) in order to see the question when we write the answer? When you write the answer it's often useful to see the question to have ...
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Slightly more informative error messages when the title is too long

Titles are limited to 150 characters. This is a reasonable limitations, but with $\rm\LaTeX$ one can easily go beyond that. Since it is impossible to a priori judge the length of the compiled $\rm\...
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More shortcuts while editing! Wanted: \$(\$) enter math here \$(\$)-Shortcut

By chance I realized that there are shortcuts in the Question/Answer fields. To my disappointment some useful ones are missing: ctrl+$X_1$ $ enter math here $ ...
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On the new profile page interface

I already wasn't too keen about the new profile interface when I saw it being tested out on meta.SO, and I was hoping it wouldn't have to be rolled out to here. Alas, that was not to be, for now it is ...
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Error message when pasting Math into answer

If I am starting to type an answer and copy/paste some MathJax from the question, I often get the error message saying I have to have 30 characters in my answer and I only have xx. I haven't asked to ...
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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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Proposal: Make “Featured on meta” a link to meta

As the title says. The bit of text "Featured on Meta" makes for a reasonable and unobtrusive place to have a link to meta on the main page. And on that note, it would be reasonable to make "Hot Meta ...
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User profile page complaints

It's been a month since the new user profile. It's been long enough to try and work with it, and long enough to develop some pet peeves about it. In particular the fact that I can no longer directly ...
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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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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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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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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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Possible bug during close vote

When I am voting on a close vote, the "duplicate" tab shows the potential duplicate as suggested by others. However the MathJax in the duplicate tab does not render for me, but it does render in the ...
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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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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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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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How can I display/upload a picture from mobile?

Yes I am a mobile user. Recently I had an question in which I needed to upload an image but didn't found the option! Can I do this from my mobile or the only way is to paste the imgur link?
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Faster copying of math formulas

I copy math formulas in posts frequently using Show Math as ▶ TeX commands. This requires control-click plus mouse movement plus command-a and control-C, a lot of ...
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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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problem with the “big-o” tag

I noticed a curious problem, during retagging a question I wanted to add the big-o tag to a question but the tag doesn't show up when you type "big-" in the tag box I think it is because it is (by ...
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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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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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Bounty Display Bug

I just realized a display bug when putting a bounty: I'm using Firefox 24.0 and Windows 7. Could this be fixed somehow?
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Improving the tag system (categories)

was thinking there are so many tags around (around 27 pages) How can we improve the tag system, some suggestions: can we not create categories that group tags together, so that instead of looking ...
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Highlighting a user's own questions

Is it possible to have the user's questions highlighted for him? This makes it easier to see when an answer of the question was edited and the question was bumped. Here is a sample mockup design (I'm ...
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Can notification bar be made “always on-screen”

This is a feature request regarding the top notification bar (The one which shows the reputation, comment notifications, reputation updates). It is nothing major, I was wondering if it was possible ...