Am I going mad? Is this a recent change or have I simply never noticed it before?

When you scroll any SE page, the top bar, search etc stays in place [wasting screen space]. If I need to look at the top bar, I know exactly where it is & can get there with a single click/keystroke. I don't need it following me down the page like a lost puppy.

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  • I sort of like the search bar following me. Sorry.
    – Natsfan
    Commented Jul 23, 2018 at 0:24
  • No need to be sorry ;) Any pref that doesn't have an off-switch is a 'bad move' in my book... now we found the off-switch, we can all have it whichever way we prefer.
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Jul 25, 2018 at 14:18

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You can disable the stickyness via your settings under 'Preferences':

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    Is it new, or did a pref flip without me asking it to?
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Jul 13, 2018 at 8:34
  • Eh ... I don't know. I got it from here.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Commented Jul 13, 2018 at 8:37
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    That would seem to imply it went live only yesterday [when I was out all day] so at least goes some way to disproving my 'madness theory' ;) I also note the hideous new sidebar is to get an off-switch too. Sanity may still be preserved, after all.
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Jul 13, 2018 at 8:42

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