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Aside from the main page, is there a "minimalist" feature or button I can press whereby I can browse through the pages of,

https://math.stackexchange.com/questions

such that only the titles appear, without the clutter of a) the first two lines of the post, and b) tags?

The features (a) and (b) have their uses, but they can be quite distracting, and it would be nice to have the option to turn it off.

P.S: Something like the old sci.math where you can look at about 40 titles without scrolling down.

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You can hide anything you don't want to see on SE pages with CSS rules. Try this bookmarklet to begin with:

javascript:(function(){$('.excerpt,.tags,.started,.statscontainer,#sidebar,#header').css('display','none');$('#mainbar,#questions,.summary,.question-summary').css('width','100%');$('.question-summary').css({'padding':'2px','border':'none'});$('.summary a').css({'color':'#000','font-family':'monospace','font-size':'16px'});})()

minimal

I changed the font to monospace trying to recreate the charm of sci.math :)

The bookmarklet only affects the current page (i.e., you first navigate to Questions, then click the bookmark). It is not a sticky setting. If this (after some tuning) is the sort of look you want to see, you can enforce the settings permanently by adding a user stylesheet to your browser (e.g., using Stylish for Firefox or Stylebot for Chrome):

.excerpt, .tags, .started, .statscontainer, #sidebar, #header {
    display: none;
}
#mainbar, #questions, .summary, .question-summary {
    width:  100%;
}
.question-summary { 
    padding: 2px; 
    border: none; 
}
.summary a { 
   color: #000;
   font-family: monospace;
   font-size: 16px; 
}
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  • $\begingroup$ Excellent answer! $\endgroup$ – user93957 Jan 5 '14 at 11:18
  • $\begingroup$ @Post No Bulls: Thanks! I went to the Wikipedia link and it said "...installation of a bookmarklet is performed by creating a new bookmark, and pasting the code into the URL destination field". I use Chrome and after I created the bookmark, I tried to edit it by replacing the url field with the code. It didn't work, so what did I do wrong? $\endgroup$ – Tito Piezas III Jan 5 '14 at 17:05
  • $\begingroup$ @TitoPiezasIII Could be a copy-and-paste mistake. You can drag the same link from here. $\endgroup$ – Post No Bulls Jan 5 '14 at 17:18
  • $\begingroup$ It didn't work. Bear with me, but I noticed that in the example in Wikipedia, it still showed the URL of the destination imbedded in the code. In your code, how does it "know" to go to mathstackexchange.com? $\endgroup$ – Tito Piezas III Jan 5 '14 at 17:58
  • $\begingroup$ @TitoPiezasIII It does not do that. Bookmarklet only hides things from a page that is already shown in the browser. So, it works when you have math.stackexchange.com/questions page open. As I wrote in the post, the bookmarklet is not a permanent solution. It is meant for testing the layout. A permanent change would be with a user stylesheet. $\endgroup$ – Post No Bulls Jan 5 '14 at 18:05
  • $\begingroup$ Oh, I got it! I had to have /questions page open. It worked. (I knew there was a missing assumption somewhere.) :) $\endgroup$ – Tito Piezas III Jan 5 '14 at 18:11
  • $\begingroup$ I changed the font to 'times roman', then 'arial'. It's quite fun, this power to change the layout of a webpage. :) $\endgroup$ – Tito Piezas III Jan 5 '14 at 18:24

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