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This is a minor thing, but this duck popping up in the bottom-right corner whenever you do anything catches your attention, for nothing, this can get really annoying. Is there any way to disable it?

For now I have found two ways:

  1. Go for a walk.
  2. Stick a sticker in the bottom-right part of your screen (in order to hide the least area and still cover the duck I am using a duck-shaped sticker).

Also if you are reading this and hadn't noticed by now - well, sorry about that, I wish you will be able to keep not noticing.

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    $\begingroup$ see this $\endgroup$ – achille hui Mar 31 '18 at 16:44
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    $\begingroup$ A brilliant question, it has me annoyed for past half an hour. $\endgroup$ – King Tut Mar 31 '18 at 16:45
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    $\begingroup$ Just ask the duck! $\endgroup$ – quid Mar 31 '18 at 16:46
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    $\begingroup$ Tell the duck you hate them. $\endgroup$ – user99914 Mar 31 '18 at 16:46
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    $\begingroup$ youtube.com/watch?v=v3hjo7V7TPs $\endgroup$ – Will Jagy Mar 31 '18 at 16:58
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    $\begingroup$ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Why_a_Duck%3F $\endgroup$ – Will Jagy Mar 31 '18 at 17:22
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    $\begingroup$ @JohnMa, if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, we can safely use "it" instead of "them" when talking about it. $\endgroup$ – Alex M. Mar 31 '18 at 18:08
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    $\begingroup$ What the duck? If I answer 'no' to 'do you have a microphone?', it tells me to speak up. $\endgroup$ – copper.hat Mar 31 '18 at 22:26
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    $\begingroup$ @Will, youtu.be/Mh85R-S-dh8 $\endgroup$ – J. M. is a poor mathematician Mar 31 '18 at 22:45
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    $\begingroup$ @copper.hat weird, right? Then it pretends to be thinking for a while, and comes up with "quack!". This duck is the perfect troll. $\endgroup$ – Arnaud Mortier Mar 31 '18 at 23:11
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    $\begingroup$ Yes, I wrote a comment to say that this had worked, but it was deleted - probably by a "thanks it worked"-comment deleting duck-bot. $\endgroup$ – Arnaud Mortier Apr 1 '18 at 9:44
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    $\begingroup$ Adblock seems to handle it, unless it went away on its own. You would need to manually block the duck element. $\endgroup$ – Carl Mummert Apr 1 '18 at 12:49
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    $\begingroup$ meta.stackexchange.com/tags/april-fools/info It is said that Quack.Overflow expires when it is no longer April 1 anywhere in the world. $\endgroup$ – GEdgar Apr 1 '18 at 12:51
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    $\begingroup$ @AsafKaragila Not at all. It was only my mini April Fools contribution. $\endgroup$ – Namaste Apr 2 '18 at 12:04
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    $\begingroup$ According to meta.stackexchange.com/a/308619/161676, Quack.Overflow lasts until April 3 UTC, since April 1 was a Sunday... $\endgroup$ – GEdgar Apr 2 '18 at 12:19
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Just to make answer more accessible (so that others do not have to look in the comments).

All the details can be found in this post: How do I disable Quack Overflow? (“I hate this duck” button is only temporary)

You have to click "I hate this duck" and after that you also have to click "Goodbye duck!"

Other possibilities are described in the linked post, but this seems to be the simplest one.


In case some people still haven't realized, it is probably also worth pointing out that QuackOverflow is this years Stack Exchange April Fools prank.

Since the whole thing should end on April 3, simply waiting a bit is also a solution.

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