For whatever reason, I have great difficulty with the Interesting Tags. At least several times a week, I accidentally click the "x" next to a tag, removing it from the list. It's probably because I'm an idiot or incapable of competently using a computer, but that's beside the point.

Anyway, I'm wondering if one of you Greasemonkey/JavaScript experts might be willing to write up a Chrome-compatible user script to remove the "x" links from the home page entirely.

I did a search for a script that did this, but I couldn't find anything. My apologies if there is already a script out there to do this.

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This will remove the alt text http://sstatic.net/mso/img/comment-del-hover.png button completely:

// ==UserScript==
// @name           SO Remove Interesting Tag Delete Button
// @namespace      StackOverflow
// @description    Removes the little red "X" next to the interesting tags
// @include        http://meta.stackoverflow.com/*
// ==/UserScript==
  function GM_wait() {
    if(typeof unsafeWindow.jQuery == 'undefined') { 
    } else { 
      $ = unsafeWindow.jQuery; letsJQuery(); 
  function letsJQuery() {
  • Ok, so it seems JavaScript is officially at least 97% easier than when I last used it six years ago. I couldn't get that script to run in Chrome; it just went into an infinite loop calling GM_Wait(). I copied the jquery.min.js source from Google into the top of the userscript and it works great. Thanks a lot! Commented May 8, 2010 at 4:33
  • @James - glad it works as I only tested in Firefox assuming it would work in both. You're right about JavaScript though - I avoided it as much as possible until Prototype (and now jQuery) significantly improved the ease of its use for web applications!
    – John Rasch
    Commented May 9, 2010 at 0:24
  • 1
    can this please be moved to stackapps.com/?tab=scripts as necessary? Or flag for deletion. Commented Jul 31, 2011 at 22:48

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