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How to change colors of visited links?


It used to be simple when visited links would change colors.

Additional System Details

This happened

Not sure how often

Installed Plug-ins

  • Gecko default plugin
  • Runs Java applets using the latest installed versions of Java. For more information: Java Embedding Plugin. Run version test: Java Information.
  • iPhoto6
  • Office Live Update v1.0
  • Java Plug-In 2 for NPAPI Browsers
  • 4.0.50401.0
  • The Google Earth Plugin allows you to view 3D imagery and terrain in your web browser.
  • DivX Content Upload Plug-In: Uploads DivX video in your browser!
  • RealPlayer Plugin
  • Viewpoint Media Player (WPD)
  • The Flip4Mac WMV Plugin allows you to view Windows Media content using QuickTime.
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r53
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; en-US; rv: Gecko/20100914 Firefox/3.6.10

More Information

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  • Make sure that the History is set to at least 1 day: Firefox > Preferences > Privacy > History: "Remember visited pages for at least"
  • Make sure that you do not start Firefox in Private Browsing mode (Tools > Stop Private Browsing is grayed, see Private Browsing - Browse the web without saving information about the sites you visit)
  • To see History and Cookie settings in Firefox > Preferences > Privacy, choose the setting "Firefox will: Use custom settings for history"

You can look at these prefs on the about:config page.

Modified by cor-el

Question owner

Your answer to my post was appreciated and when I applied your recommendation, it corrected my problem. Thank you so much.


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You're welcome