It would be nice to be able to color code the highlighting of favorite tags. This way I can set all my tag:asp.net tags to blue, my php tags to green, and my database tags to red.

This helps you find questions and categorize them visually. Now, I just see a sea of orange, and while it does help me to ignore tags I'm not interested in, I'd like something a little cleaner.

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    So write yourself up a userscript that does it and share it with Meta. I'm sure you're not the only one who would use it.
    – Welbog
    Commented Feb 22, 2011 at 19:16
  • @Whom - I have no idea what you're referring to. Commented Feb 22, 2011 at 19:17
  • Userscripts are scripts that can be defined to run against specific webpages or entire domains that allow for client-side manipulation of page content and layout. In other words, you have all the tools you need to do this yourself, because that's the only way you're going to get this feature.
    – Welbog
    Commented Feb 22, 2011 at 19:19
  • @Whom - I still have no idea what you're referring to. I know of no such functionality built into stack overflow. Commented Feb 22, 2011 at 19:20
  • The functionality is built into your browser, not into Stack Overflow.
    – Welbog
    Commented Feb 22, 2011 at 19:37
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    @Mystere, I've never bothered to run a userscript myself, but if you want to try, this question might help get you going.
    – Pops
    Commented Feb 22, 2011 at 19:37
  • I don't use Chrome or Firefox. I see no way to do this in IE. Commented Feb 22, 2011 at 20:39
  • @Whom - no, the functionality is not built in to my browser. You seem to be referring to plug-ins for Firefox, the whole world doesn't use FF, i'm sure you're aware. Commented Feb 22, 2011 at 20:41
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    Well, yeah. Firefox sucks. Use Chrome, it's the best.
    – Welbog
    Commented Feb 22, 2011 at 23:19
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    @Whom - If the site shouldn't provide features that can be hacked together by the users, should we petition for removal of stackoverflow.com/content/stackoverflow/all.css ?
    – Farray
    Commented Feb 23, 2011 at 5:34
  • I have no idea what you're talking about, Farray.
    – Welbog
    Commented Feb 23, 2011 at 23:52
  • possible duplicate of Allow custom colorization of tags
    – waiwai933
    Commented Feb 26, 2011 at 2:47
  • Also, oh no! This would interfere with my existing feature request.
    – Pops
    Commented Dec 14, 2011 at 15:43
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    I maed a script with colours in it
    – brunnerh
    Commented Mar 13, 2012 at 22:28

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This would be a nice feature, even if SO assigned the colors I wouldn't complain. But I'm tired of opening my page to have EVERY single question highlighted in the same color.


There was a lot of talk about an extension, so I made a google extension, I also see that H.B. made a stack exchange plug in that color codes the tags, this color codes the whole line. It colors it based on the first matching tag.

I plan to eventaully add a dialog for picking tags, and their colors.

color changer extenstion

You cant install it from the link, see here how to: http://support.google.com/chrome_webstore/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2664769&p=crx_warning

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