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Change color on visited links

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Firefox 35.0.01 Intel Core i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz, 32.0GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580

I recently did a "refresh" (?) on Firefox and my visited links are no longer changing color. I've gone to Options - Content - Fonts & Colors - Colors... and the Link Colors option looks okay but when I click on a link it doesn't change color to indicate that it's been visited.

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Make sure that you do not run Firefox in permanent Private Browsing mode (Never remember history).

  • Tools > Options > Privacy > Firefox will: "Use custom settings for history"
  • Deselect: [ ] "Always use Private Browsing mode"

You can also check the layout.css.visited_links_enabled pref on the about:config page and make sure it has the default value. You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I'll be careful" to continue.

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Make sure that you do not run Firefox in permanent Private Browsing mode (Never remember history).

  • Tools > Options > Privacy > Firefox will: "Use custom settings for history"
  • Deselect: [ ] "Always use Private Browsing mode"

You can also check the layout.css.visited_links_enabled pref on the about:config page and make sure it has the default value. You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I'll be careful" to continue.

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That did it. Thank you!