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Why is there a yellow line on websites?

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Why is there a yellow line on websites? This has been happening since Firefox 36, I noticed. Sometimes there is a yellow line on a random webpage, particularly web links. It turnes yellow when I click on it and then stays that way until I close the tab or window. Sometimes it will turn yellow, and then not let me click on the link! Please help. Thanks

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Isisombululo esikhethiwe

Hello there, CleanLinks developer here.

That is not a bug... it's a feature. When links are cleared they turn yellow so that you know the add-on touched it.

You can freely disable that feature if you would like to from the extension preferences, as cor-el correctly guessed, +1 dude :)

See attached image.

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I think what you are seeing is where the browser has its attention. If you click another link, does that now turn yellow?

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Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem.

  • Switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance
  • Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe Mode start window
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Yes, another link turns yellow if I click on that. The only way to temporarily "reset" it is to close the window or tab.

I have started Firefox in Safe Mode, so far no yellow, but then again the yellow only popped up once in a while. I will stay in Safe Mode a while longer to see if the yellow is caused by an add-on or not.

Thanks!!

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I would assume that a content filtering or blocking extension is the culprit. You would have to check its page on the Add-ons website to check for such a feature and you can also check its Options/Preferences in "Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions".

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I don't know what setting it was, but in my case; When I use a link to open a new tab, that link turns yellow. When I return, and click another link, that link is yellow, and the first returns to normal.

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I have found my issue.

The problem is with the add-on Clean Links. I enabled my add-ons one add-on at a time, and the yellow only came with the clean links add-on enabled. Same with on my android device: I never use add-ons on android, but then I tried the clean links add-on for android, and there was a yellow line again on there with the clean links add-on.

Thanks for your help!

Okulungisiwe ngu Ererer

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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

Hello there, CleanLinks developer here.

That is not a bug... it's a feature. When links are cleared they turn yellow so that you know the add-on touched it.

You can freely disable that feature if you would like to from the extension preferences, as cor-el correctly guessed, +1 dude :)

See attached image.