Questions tagged [feature-request]

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Change the font of the site

For some reason, Electrical Engineering has a different font compared to the other SO sites. It appears to be Times New Roman or something similar: a font suitable for letters, books and fiction. Is ...
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Feature Request: Notifications for question answers

I often come across interesting new questions which don't have any answers yet. To further my knowledge, I would like to revisit these questions when they do have answers. I would absolutely love it ...
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Remove the default Opamp type from schematic editor

When adding an Opamp to a circuit, you'll get a TL081: That's not a sane default. A sane default for most questions, that wind around "theoretical" opamps would be "no type"; anything else will just ...
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Feature request for a panel that gives access to previous attachments

Currently I have to search through my older replies to locate an uploaded image in order to reuse the same link in a new reply with relevant content. Reattaching the same image (at least when I can ...
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Enable/Disable deleted answers visibility

We currently have 13 users with 10k+ rep, and a few more to come. 10k+ users can see deleted answers. Sometimes this has its uses, but sometimes they're a nuisance, like when there are 8 deleted ...
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Message for (late) answers of new users

Almost all the review items in the Late Answers category are from new users who have the same problem / question as the OP. Can't we have an extra message for new users who answer an old post? ...
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Number of pending edits hardly readable

This is how it shows and at least on my monitor I can hardly tell the number from the orange background. Can a more contrasting color be used? By the way, is this readable for others? edit ...
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ASCIIMath support, to help people with units

MathJax just added ASCIIMath support, and I think it'd be great to support it as an option, alongside regular \$\LaTeX\$-based MathJax. In many posts (such as this one) people forget to or are too ...
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"Repair or modification" close change

Short and simple: I propose that the current close vote option regarding repair be expanded to cover modification as well. So: Questions on the repair of consumer electronics, appliances, or other ...
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Making the privileges page easier to find

I've found the privileges page really useful, to see what features of the site I have (but perhaps aren't using), or as a means of motivation. But unfortunately, I've always seemed to have difficulty ...
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Can we have a question entry wizard like Stack Overflow?

If I had to guess, I'd say we're a SE site that gets comparatively many questions that get marked as off-topic, mainly in the category of "shopping questions" and "usage questions". From a comment of ...
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Synonym for search term

Like we have tag synonyms, it would be good to have search keyword synonyms too. Are you looking for capacitors, cap, caps or a single capacitor? The search results vary with each. Is it a Solar or ...
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Clicked link more visible than unclicked one

This is a snapshot of my review page, and the top one is a clicked link while the bottom one is unclicked. You can see how the unclicked one is brighter (probably in line with the color scheme), ...
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Option to resize pictures while uploading

We have often talked about a size limit for pictures. It could be way more useful if the dialog for uploading pictures would offer something like this, and if the size limit would not be enforced but ...
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Management of links to external sites

It's been frequently noted that a lot of questions and answers seem to rely on a linked page for proper explanation of the content provided in the post. However, with time the links tend to become ...
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Assembly and Basic syntax highlighting

I request the feature of syntax highlighting Assembly and Basic code. As W5VO said, we don't have it yet. However, Assembly is used regularly on this site. And while we're at it, why not add Basic as ...
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Suggested edits pending bubble displays even when it is your own pending edit

I suggested an edit and now the little bubble is showing that there is 1 suggested edit pending. Since I was the one who suggested the edit, I of course can not approve the edit. When I click on the ...
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Option to make uploaded image into a link to itself

On this site we often have images of schematics or PCBs etc. that are relatively high in resolution. Using the standard way of embedding an image in the post reduces the image size to something that ...
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Documentation tab like stackoverflow

Stackoverflow developers created a very useful page that leads to tutorials in many disciplines, each with various topics. We could significantly benefit from this feature Disciplines here could ...
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Please add \( \) to delimiters for inline MathJax

(see also Inline LaTeX doesn't seem to work) I see that this site uses the nonstandard \$ delimiters to MathJax rather than ...
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CircuitLab + IE

Ok, so CircuitLab - the thing that we draw the circuits in for EE.SE posts - works perfectly well on IE11, and to be honest probably on other versions as well. So can you please remove the really ...
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Link tags to tag info instead of related questions

In this question a link to Wikipedia's I2C page was added. Personally I would like a link to our own wiki better. (The I2C wiki is one of the pages which does contain some information.) Now I can ...
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Could the "verilog-a" tag be created?

I don't have 300 rep yet on this website. A verilog-a (and maybe as well a Verilog-AMS) tag would be useful for a few questions, ...
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CircuitLab touch capability?

Since I've only accessed SE from my mobile devices for the last month now, I've begun noticing some interesting erm "characteristics" of the CircuitLab links on this site. If browsing with "Request ...
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why are there no tags for Analog-to-Digital Conversion, Digital-to-Analog Conversion, and maybe Zero-order hold?

and also abbreviated tags for ADC, DAC, and ZOH.
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Daily vote count effect on review Queue

Whilst reviewing, this popped up: ( just took a screen shot of the important parts) I think Understand this, if you have hit your vote count for the day it is only "first posts" and "late answers" ...
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Tag-Completion Feature applied to Search

Would be useful for searches to have that same feature when asking a question and assigning tags Right now this is what it looks like when you half way typing in a tag, no attempts to complete the ...
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URL linkification doesn't get all of some URLs

For example: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thévenin's_theorem If I try to be more explicit about it: Thévenin's theorem ...then it's totally busted. Of course, I know I can URLencode the link: ...
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Circuitlab scematic editor: touch screen devices not supported message even though it used to work

I used to be able to use the circuitlab schematic editor until perhaps a month ago (I could be way off) on an Android tablet. Why the regression? It used to work fine. I've noticed that going ...
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Closing for off topic lacks generic reason

The recent change to the closing mechanism has made closing for off topic (and possibly other reasons, but not the subject of this post) much more of a hassle. When you click on "off topic", you get ...
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Changing the How to ask section when asking a new question?

I hang around EE.SE a lot these days and keep checking on the new question like a challenge to myself if I could figure out how to solve it. But what I encounter is a lot of bad questions. So I just ...