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I am currently looking to rent a house, so I am looking at a lot of apartment listings. I would like to be able to mark a listing as "read" such that if I visit it again, there will be an indicator that this page has already "been dealt with".

I found an extension "Mark as Read" that seemed to do what I needed, but it seems to have been discontinued.

Is there any way I could achieve this?

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  • Ctrl-click on it, then close tab Commented Aug 9, 2017 at 14:27
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    It's not a blue link that turns into purple that I want. The sites I use don't have this kind of link unfortunately, but rather images (like of appartments)
    – edoreld
    Commented Aug 9, 2017 at 14:29
  • Why not ctrl-click on images? What is your target? Add page to history? Remove page from suggestions? Commented Aug 9, 2017 at 14:32
  • My target is to go to a listings website every day and ctrl-click all the listings that interest me. When I go to the detail page of a listing, and do something about it (either ignore it, call the owner, or send an email), I would like to "Mark the page as read" so that next time, if I click on the listing and go to the detail, it will show me that I have already done something about this website, therefore allowing me to not waste time by sending an email or calling to the same person again.
    – edoreld
    Commented Aug 9, 2017 at 14:35
  • This sounds more like a specialized operation specifically for this website, doesn't it?
    – Matej
    Commented Aug 9, 2017 at 14:41

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Recently in need of this functionality yet again and with no solution matching my needs in sight, I decided to delve into the docs and solve my own problem.


Mark as Read (Google Chrome Extension)

Allows the user to tick off a website by clicking on the extension icon.

If the page is unchecked it will look like this:

unchecked page

If the page is checked it will look like this:

checked page

If you want to contribute or suggest changes, feel free to do so at the GitHub repo.

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Use FirstVisit extension

If you visited this page it will look like this visited

If not, like this not visited

Full disclosure: I am the author of this plugin.

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Use Chrome's Bookmark Feature

Chrome displays a little star in the URL field for bookmarking. You can use that star to indicate whether you have read a URL. This does not require adding an extension.

Mark a page as read

  1. Press the star icon.
  2. Add the bookmark to a dedicated folder called "Marked as Read" (or any other name you prefer).

marking a page as read

Mark a page as unread

  1. Press the star icon.
  2. Click the Remove button.

marking a page as unread

Is a page read or unread?

If the star icon is filled-in, it is read.

example of read page

If the star icon is outlined, it is unread.

example of unread page

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