Is it possible to get the top-bar of SU to auto-update it's values without having to refresh the page? The inbox new message count indicator is the one I want mainly, although rep would be nice too ;)

Maybe also have it fixed at the top of the screen so it's always there while you're scrolling through answers, or writing an answer, so you know if you've got messages / notifications waiting while you're writing.

  • 2
    I see you're gaining far too much rep, the bar can't keep up with you!
    – Ivo Flipse
    Mar 20, 2011 at 12:27
  • heh... It's more for the inbox than the rep that I'd find it useful @IvoFlipse
    – Majenko
    Mar 20, 2011 at 15:39
  • The [Multicollider/GlobalInbox now auto updates][1] with your notifications. [1]: meta.stackexchange.com/q/125677/133693
    – Sathyajith Bhat Mod
    Jun 6, 2012 at 5:37

1 Answer 1


Have a look at this stackapps userscript which keeps your rep fairly up to date.

Change the function linkify() to

function linkify(change){
    // see chat.stackoverflow.com/transcript/message/479425#479425
    dummy = $("<hack/>")
    what_I_want = $("<a/>").text(change.title)
                           .attr("href", "http://" + so_live_site + "/q/" + change.post_id + "/-1")
    return dummy[0].innerHTML
  • Nice, (so nice I have installed it) but it doesn't update the inbox unread count. Is there a userscript for that?
    – Majenko
    Mar 20, 2011 at 15:45
  • Actually - that script doesn't work well in GreaseMonkey - +10 reputation for undefined
    – Majenko
    Mar 20, 2011 at 15:59
  • @MattJenkins: The Author has fixed it and an update should be available soon but the 'fix' is in my post.
    – user35787
    Mar 20, 2011 at 21:35
  • Cool. Fix applied. Not sure if it's working yet - hit the rep cap for the day.
    – Majenko
    Mar 20, 2011 at 21:40
  • @MattJenkins: change so_live_site to site too :(.
    – user35787
    Mar 21, 2011 at 9:41

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