I'd like to request a profile option that allows the header to be sticky.

Often I am scrolling and scrolling and scrolling and I'll hit question number 80 something and start seeing old questions that I've already seen. I'll often want to go to another network or check my profile or search for something specific and that requires scrolling aaaaaall the way back up to the top of the page.

I think it would be beneficial for a lot of people to at least have the option to have a sticky header.

  • I agree with this as well, but perhaps it needs to be on the Stack Exchange Meta instead of here? Commented Feb 8, 2017 at 18:50
  • There's a userscript floating around that does this, see this answer. Also see this discussion on Meta SE for the same proposal from a few years back
    – Robotnik Mod
    Commented Feb 8, 2017 at 22:53
  • @Robotnik Thanks for looking into this for me. I appreciate your time.
    – FoxMcCloud
    Commented Feb 9, 2017 at 16:26

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The top bar is now sticky by default.

In addition, there is now a setting to disable the stickiness in your profile settings, under Site Settings -> Preferences -> Navigation:

Disable top bar stickiness


This is .

Stack Overflow is currently testing a new top navigation bar which is sticky by default. A Stack Overflow employee announced that at some point, a similar navigation bar will be designed for use on the other Stack Exchange sites.

For now, Robotnik already mentioned this user script to make the current top bar sticky. I've never tried it.

Update: In response to feedback about the new navigation bar on Meta Stack Overflow, there is now an option to make it sticky or non-sticky. I would expect this same option to be available here, once the new navigation bar is released.


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