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?

  • 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

3 Answers 3


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.


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.


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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