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Coloring of visited links

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I have used Firefox for many years and have one chosen color for all visited links. Since the latest automatic update to 125.0.1 a few days ago, the color for all visited links on the New York Times reverted back to the default color rather than my chosen one. My color was erased from all links. Now, in all sections, some of the clicked on links (articles) show my chosen color but many others do not change when I click on them. It has nothing to do with my settings as other sites show my color on all visited links. It seems to be an issue unique to the NYT's. I would appreciate any advice for you may wish to inform them? Thank you very much.

David

I have used Firefox for many years and have one chosen color for all visited links. Since the latest automatic update to 125.0.1 a few days ago, the color for all visited links on the New York Times reverted back to the default color rather than my chosen one. My color was erased from all links. Now, in all sections, some of the clicked on links (articles) show my chosen color but many others do not change when I click on them. It has nothing to do with my settings as other sites show my color on all visited links. It seems to be an issue unique to the NYT's. I would appreciate any advice for you may wish to inform them? Thank you very much. David

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Hi David, how did you select the link color? Was it using the built-in "Colors" dialog on the Settings/Preferences page?

Normally Firefox uses those colors when the site has not specified its own preferred colors. You can override site colors with a selector in that dialog, but unfortunately, that also changes text colors, which can make some sites less usable.

Or did you use an add-on to change link colors? If it's an add-on, which one is it?

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Two other thoughts:

  • If you open the links in a new tab, the link may stay "selected" when you look back at the page. Selected links may not match the expected colors. Clicking a blank area of the page should remove the selection from the link.
  • Sometimes links have extra parameters so that sites can track where you found them, and if you see the same story linked in a different area, that link might not exactly match what is in Firefox history, so Firefox doesn't mark it as visited. This could be a little tricky to research/compare.

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Thank you for suggestions. I noted them. However, I am in Preferences/General/ManageColors/LinkColors/VisitedLinks and have chosen the color red. I have used that setting for many years. All other sites, except the NYT's accept that color for a clicked on link and maintain that color. After the latest Firefox update, all the previously clicked on NYT links reverted back to the default color of black. On their main page, a currently clicked on link accepts my "Visited Links" color and maintains it. In their major sections, some clicked on links accept my color and maintains it. Others in the same section do not accept my color at all. It doesn't matter if I simply click on the link and am taken to the article page or open it up in a new tab. It does not accept my color. Again, all other sites accept my visited links color per normal. I appreciate you taking the time to respond but I do think it is a NYT bug.

David

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