Well as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words:

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To use Android terminology, the black bar's width is set to match_parent rather than wrap_content....

Note: This happens with both Chrome and Firefox. It was fine this morning...

Note 2: Zanna has confirmed she is experiencing this as well

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    I can confirm too. Was just wondering whether I should complain anywhere...
    – Byte Commander Mod
    Commented Sep 18, 2017 at 20:00
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    Me too, did not even notice until I saw this.
    – Mark Kirby
    Commented Sep 18, 2017 at 20:00
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    FWIW, adding div.topbar { width: 1090px; margin: 0 auto } to the site style sheet fixes it (by overriding an incorrect width: 100% property). Looks like somebody forgot about Ask Ubuntu's special layout while messing with the top bar CSS. Might have had something to do with preparations for the upcoming top bar design change. Commented Sep 20, 2017 at 13:05

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Thanks for reporting. It should be fixed now.

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