I don't know about you guys, but I have a difficult time telling the difference between the blue text of an un-viewed question and the slightly lighter blue text of a viewed one.

Should I just pay more attention, or would there be a better color scheme to help show which questions you've looked at already?

Perhaps a grey color would be easier to make out than the lighter blue.

Here is what things look like for me:
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They all kind of blend together.

  • 3
    Yes, out of the millions of visitors we've ever had, you're the only person who's ever had this problem.
    – Valorum
    Feb 20, 2015 at 22:54
  • I knew it... I'm so alone in this vast, empty world of internets!
    – Nomkins
    Feb 20, 2015 at 22:55
  • The answer is to create a custom CSS tag. How you'd actually go about doing so is well beyond my understanding or capability.
    – Valorum
    Feb 20, 2015 at 22:57
  • Your monitor might have messed-up color settings; viewed questions are quite a bit lighter for me
    – Izkata
    Feb 21, 2015 at 0:32

1 Answer 1


You need to create add some custom CSS for the site.

This can usually be done with a browser extension: Stylebot for Chrome, Stylish for Firefox. Google around for your browser of choice.

I think you need to add the following rule (adjust the colour to your preference):

.question-hyperlink:visited {
    color: #bbb !important;

This recolours any links to a question that you’ve already visited in a very light shade of grey.

Here’s what that looks like in my browser:

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If you wanted, you could choose an even lighter shade of grey to make them fade away even more.

  • This may sort-of clash with the ignored tags (if you've set ignored tags to be 'greyed-out' instead of 'hidden').
    – Möoz
    Feb 24, 2015 at 4:51
  • @Mooz You can change the bbb to any color you want using the codes generated here. For example, 00FF22 for bright green. (bbb means the same as bbbbbb, upper/lowercase doesn't matter)
    – Izkata
    Feb 28, 2015 at 3:31

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