A userscript for the Stack Exchange websites to add a bunch of optional user-selectable features

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Stack Overflow Extras (SOX) is a project that stemmed from the Stack Overflow Optional Features (SOOF) project.

The SOX userscript adds a bunch of optional features to all sites in the Stack Exchange network. These can be toggled on or off from an easy to use control panel (see screenshot below).

Note: This project is not related to Stack Overflow or Stack Exchange; it is simply a userscript that enhances the sites!

Installation & Requirements

  1. Install Greasemonkey (for Firefox), Tampermonkey (for Chrome), or NinjaKit for Safari. These are userscript managers that must be installed in order for this to work, as the script relies on certain GM_* functions in order to save your settings!
  2. Install the script. Clicking on the 'install' button below will make your userscript manager prompt you automatically to install it.

  3. Go to any site in the Stack Exchange Network (e.g. Super User or Stack Overflow). You will automatically be asked to choose and save your settings. A toggle button (gears icon) will be added to your topbar where you can change these later on:


What features are included?

A full list of all the features is available on the SOX wiki page here.

Bugs and Feature Requests

Please post bugs and feature requests as issues on Github, where we can track them easily and push updates quickly. Please do not post them as answers on Stack Apps – they are much harder to manage!


Please see the change log at Stack Apps.