As you can see I follow the tag "thermodynamics". And only a few questions are highlighted. Why?

I use: Chrome Version 76.0.3809.100 (Official Build) (64-bit)


  • $\begingroup$ Works OK for me. Have you tried to delete cookies for *.stackexchange.com and log back in? Probably not directly related to the problem, but questions like this are usually better received if you mention OS and web browser (and their versions) you are using. $\endgroup$
    – andselisk Mod
    Commented Aug 15, 2019 at 10:25
  • $\begingroup$ @andselisk yes I already delete my full history and restarted my computer twice. $\endgroup$
    – ParaH2
    Commented Aug 15, 2019 at 10:43
  • $\begingroup$ I didn't say history, I said cookies, it's a different thing (for Chromium-based browsers it's Settings → Site Settings → Cookies → See all cookies and site data → search for stackexchange.com and click Remove All Shown). On a funny note, you should've rebooted three times:) (Reference: YouTube — The Website is Down #1) $\endgroup$
    – andselisk Mod
    Commented Aug 15, 2019 at 10:57
  • $\begingroup$ @andselisk I already deleted everything. When you delete history you can choose to delete cookies as well. :) $\endgroup$
    – ParaH2
    Commented Aug 15, 2019 at 11:27
  • $\begingroup$ Weird. If switching to another browser won't help, then I'm out of ideas. $\endgroup$
    – andselisk Mod
    Commented Aug 15, 2019 at 11:37
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    $\begingroup$ It's not a bug at all. You were looking at questions in this tag only - they would be all yellow, and that would be pointless, so only questions from other favored tags were highlighted. BTW you can't be serious you did all that your comp for this reason o.O $\endgroup$
    – Mithoron
    Commented Aug 15, 2019 at 21:27
  • $\begingroup$ @Mithoron I don't understand any of your sentence in your comment. Except the first one which frustrate me a lot. $\endgroup$
    – ParaH2
    Commented Aug 15, 2019 at 21:54
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    $\begingroup$ Oh boy, I haven't noticed [thermodynamics] in the search field and I thought I'm looking at the unsorted list of questions (probably due to my ancient SXGA screen). @Mithoron is 100% correct, this is an intended behavior. I'm sorry that you had to clean your history. $\endgroup$
    – andselisk Mod
    Commented Aug 15, 2019 at 22:36

1 Answer 1


This is a feature.

While on the normal question site all questions will show up highlighted, you have just searched for questions with (note it says [thermodynamics] in the search bar on the top of the page). In the search view, only those questions are highlighted that have another tag you follow in addition to . If I had to guess, you also favourited which would be why the question on the top of the list is highlighted.

The reason behind this feature is that an all-yellow list would provide exactly zero information.


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