Previously visited links not showing up in "purple"
Is there a straight forward Firefox option in the options dropdown menu that needs to be applied to get the visited links to highlight in purple?
Normally if I search eBay for an item and save the search in a separate page as newly listed items I can later return to the search and look at new items that have been listed without going over older items that I have previously viewed because the older items that I have viewed are highlighted in purple
I had to uninstall and then reinstall Firefox this week because Firefox would not load
I have deleted cookies and history
I was having the same issue for the last four or five weeks before Firefox crashed
The issue is not completely straight forward because if I search any sellers other items the listings that I have viewed highlight in Purple as does my eBay summary
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Some websites set their own visit color that may not be noticeable easy like for instance Google does on their search page.
You aren't using permanent Private Browsing mode (Always use Private Browsing mode; Never Remember History) ?
Does the history otherwise work properly (i.e. you see these visited link in the history) ?
This can be caused by a problem with the places.sqlite and favicons.sqlite databases in the Firefox profile folder.
- use "Verify Integrity" button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page
If errors are reported with "Verify Integrity", close and restart Firefox and retry.
First of all thank you for the reply as it was very kind of you to take the time to do so
I looked at "Verify Integrity" and it said the following
> Task: checkIntegrity + The places.sqlite database is sane + The favicons.sqlite database is sane > Task: invalidateCaches + The caches have been invalidated > Task: checkCoherence + The database is coherent > Task: expire - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: originFrecencyStats - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: vacuum - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: stats - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: _refreshUI - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task.
As there were errors I guesssed that "Task: _refreshUI" meant refresh so I did but nothing changed
Below are the results after I did the refresh
> Task: checkIntegrity + The places.sqlite database is sane + The favicons.sqlite database is sane > Task: invalidateCaches + The caches have been invalidated > Task: checkCoherence + The database is coherent > Task: expire + Database cleaned up > Task: originFrecencyStats + Recalculated origin frecency stats > Task: vacuum + Initial database size is 5120KiB + The database has been vacuumed + Final database size is 5120KiB > Task: stats + Places.sqlite size is 5120KiB + Favicons.sqlite size is 1248KiB + pragma_user_version is 54 + pragma_page_size is 32768 + pragma_cache_size is -2048 + pragma_journal_mode is wal + pragma_synchronous is 1 + History can store a maximum of 51536 unique pages + Table moz_places has 1298 records + Table moz_historyvisits has 2334 records + Table moz_inputhistory has 0 records + Table moz_hosts has 0 records + Table moz_bookmarks has 76 records + Table moz_bookmarks_deleted has 10 records + Table moz_keywords has 0 records + Table sqlite_sequence has 0 records + Table moz_anno_attributes has 2 records + Table moz_annos has 22 records + Table moz_items_annos has 0 records + Table sqlite_stat1 has 18 records + Table moz_meta has 4 records + Table moz_origins has 157 records + Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_inputhistory_1 + Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_hosts_1 + Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_bookmarks_deleted_1 + Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_keywords_1 + Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_anno_attributes_1 + Index sqlite_autoindex_moz_origins_1 + Index moz_places_url_hashindex + Index moz_places_hostindex + Index moz_places_visitcount + Index moz_places_frecencyindex + Index moz_places_lastvisitdateindex + Index moz_places_guid_uniqueindex + Index moz_historyvisits_placedateindex + Index moz_historyvisits_fromindex + Index moz_historyvisits_dateindex + Index moz_bookmarks_itemindex + Index moz_bookmarks_parentindex + Index moz_bookmarks_itemlastmodifiedindex + Index moz_bookmarks_guid_uniqueindex + Index moz_keywords_placepostdata_uniqueindex + Index moz_annos_placeattributeindex + Index moz_items_annos_itemattributeindex + Index moz_bookmarks_dateaddedindex + Index moz_places_originidindex > Task: _refreshUI
I don't have any add on's at the moment, I did have three seperate add blockers at one point but they were slowing the pages down so I had disabled them a while back
I removed Adobe Flash Player and Java a few years back as I found that the two don't work well with Firefox
I downloaded Adobe Flash Player and installed it about two days ago and the pages seem to been loading a lot faster so I will leave it working while it is behaving
Odd thing today the text size and the previously visited links are now showing up in "purple" again
I have just checked for Firefox updates and it has downloaded a newer version so I now need to check it the problem is still solved after the restart
I have just finished doing the restart after the Firefox update and everything still seems ok