My Stack Overflow gives me a weird design and stars coming out of my mouse pointer. WTF? How do I get rid of them?

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    It will disappear in about two hours (once it's no longer April 1 anywhere in the world). Apr 2, 2019 at 7:56
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    I think this thing was a very bad idea.
    – Christine
    Apr 2, 2019 at 8:00
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    @Christine most jokes are funny only for part of the people. It's impossible to find a joke that everyone in the world will actually like. Apr 2, 2019 at 10:20

2 Answers 2


Click on "Go to the future" and you can forget the past.

Click here


This "weird" design you mention is actually Stack's dedication to the Internet's 30th Birthday combined with an April Fools joke.

You can click the clock icon at the top right-hand corner of any page (next to your Inbox icon) to go back to the future (a.k.a. to the current design).

More info here: Announcing the Stack Exchange Time Machine

  • I found it very annoying.
    – Christine
    Apr 4, 2019 at 7:59

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