I accidentally disabled Quack Overflow after asking it one question. How do I reenable it?


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Check your cookies

The duck saves a quack in your cookies. Open your browser's cookie collection and remove the quack cookie for the site where you want to re-enable Quack Overflow.

For example in Firefox, right click on an empty part of the page, choose "information", then "security" and "show cookies". There should be a quack cookie with its value set to 1 for the sites where you disabled Quack Overflow. If you remove quack, Quack Overflow gets re-enabled.

Bookmarklet / code

If you don't want to check your cookies manually, you can also run the following code in your browser's console:


This will unset the quack cookie. Here's a bookmarklet:


Note that you will need to refresh the page afterwards.


Please take care when you follow the following guides, as wrong usage may make the Cookie Monster cry.

  • 3
    Cookies. It is always cookies. 🍪 🍪 Mar 31, 2018 at 10:46
  • ...I didn't have to do anything more than load this page and it has returned... wait a second, the setting is particular to the community because it is not back on SO
    – TT--
    Mar 31, 2018 at 19:18
  • @ShadowWizard Yes, so you can say, "but I gave you cookies" to them Dec 17, 2018 at 3:31

Deleting the quack=1 cookie in Chrome

  1. Open the developer tools
    • Menu ⮕ More tools ⮕ Developer tools
  2. Select the "Application" tab.
  3. Expand the "Cookies" item on the left, and select the Stack Exchange domain you're using.
  4. Enter "quack" in the filter/search box.
  5. Click on the entry that remains in the list to select it.
  6. Press the "X" (Delete Selected) button to remove it.
  7. Reload the page.


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