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Bizarre screen

I don't understand what's going on :(

It seems it's an April Fool's gag! UGH!!! And each time I have to click on the clock icon to restore normalcy.

  • Throwback to 90's. This might help: How to disable “time travel” entirely? – Kulfy Mar 31 at 10:45
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    Though the mouse pointer trail is nice! – DK Bose Mar 31 at 10:51
  • Wait a minute!! I don't have this cursor!! What the heck? This theme is buggy. In Chrome sparkles are there but not in firefox. Or it is due to some settings. – Kulfy Mar 31 at 10:53
  • You don't see a "sparkly" trail behind the mouse pointer which is what I should have written instead of cursor? I edited the previous comment. – DK Bose Mar 31 at 10:56
  • Looks like they yanked it already? – DK Bose Mar 31 at 10:57
  • yup looks like. But there's no update on MSE about this theme. – Kulfy Mar 31 at 11:03
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    Is it April 1st already somewhere on the planet? (And the starry pointer vapour trails are working nicely in FF for me. :)) – Dɑvïd Mar 31 at 11:18
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    Looks like the clicking on the clock icon now functions as a toggle :) – DK Bose Mar 31 at 12:22
  • I see the sparkles on both Firefox and Google Chrome. I wish they'd share the magic! – DK Bose Mar 31 at 13:01
  • Not funny, and very unprofessional. And it's not April 1st. – heynnema Mar 31 at 13:28
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    @heynnema I think the thing was activated as soon as the first part of the world has reached April 1st (like AUS or NZ) and will last until no part of the world has that date (like Alaska). That ballparks to UTC-12 until UTC+12. – PerlDuck Mar 31 at 14:16
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It's the this year's April Fool :-)

When viewing the page source, you get a hint:

...
<!--
                HAPPY APRIL FOOL'S FROM STACK OVERFLOW

              \/                    __/   .::::.-'-(/-/)
                     _/:  .::::.-' .-'\/\_`*******          __ (_))
        \/          /:  .::::./   -._-.  d\|               (_))_(__))
                     /: (""""/    '.  (__/||           (_))__(_))--(__))
                      \::).-'  -._  \/ \\/\|
              __ _ .-'`)/  '-'. . '. |  (i_O
          .-'      \       -'      '\|
     _ _./      .-'|       '.  (    \\                         % % %
  .-'   :      '_  \         '-'\  /|/      @ @ @             % % % %
 /      )\_      '- )_________.-|_/^\      @ @ @@@           % %\/% %
 (   .-'   )-._-:  /        \(/\'-._ `.     @|@@@@            ..|........
  (   )  _//_/|:  /          `\()   `\_\     |/_@@             )'-._.-._.-
   ( (   \()^_/)_/             )/      \\    /                /   /
    )  _.-\\.\(_)__._.-'-.-'-.//_.-'-.-.)\-'/._              /
.-.-.-'   _o\ \\\     '::'   (o_ '-.-' |__\'-.-;~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~~/   /\
          \ /  \\\__          )_\    .:::::::.-'\          '- - -|
     :::''':::::^)__\:::::::::::::::::'''''''-.  \                '- - -
    :::::::  '''''''''''   ''''''''''''':::. -'\  \     C. SWANSIGER
_____':::::_____________________________________\__\______________________
-->
...

You can toggle the theme between funny and back-to-normal with the clock icon in the upper right:

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The cute Fairy Dust Cursor (and others) can be downloaded from here: https://github.com/tholman/cursor-effects

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