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FireFox used to highlight visited links...then it suddenly stopped. Is there a way to turn that feature back on?
Firefox used to show previously visited links in a different color. That was great for browsing Craigslist ads. Now suddenly it won't highlight visited links anymore. Don't know what made it change. Is there a "preference" somewhere that will allow me to turn that feature back on?
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Firefox (well, actually, it's the sites that do it, but that's a technicality) will, by default, highlight the visited links, but it needs to remember whether you visited those links. For that, browsers (Firefox included, of course) will keep a list of the sites you visited. Such list is called your browsing history. If the history is deleted, Firefox will forget the sites you visited and will stop marking them as such. So you need to make sure Firefox is remembering your history. Simply going into Tools > Options > Privacy > Firefox will:Remember history should do the trick.
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Hello, I got the same problem too. I checked my setting the "history stored" is on and the visited link still not highlighted. I tried with IE Tab and it works. Can anyone help?
I'm having the same problem ... also with Craigslist.
What I've also noticed: some of the entries on Craigslist are highlighted, some are not.
The entries that are not highlighted also do not get entered into History/Show All History. I'm missing a lot of history ... sometimes 8 hours' worth out of a single day.
System: Firefox 4.0.1 on top of Windows XP Professional.
Okulungisiwe ngu moose53
Hello, I am having the same problem (with Firefox 4.0.1) but with a twist.
If i click on several links (say, from a seller on eBay), the clicked links will be highlighted and they will also be entered and remembered in the Firefox HISTORY window.
However, if i open another identical page in a NEW tab/window, those same links will NO LONGER BE HIGHLIGHTED (i.e., one page shows the link highlighted whereas the other page does not)!!! Thus, it appears as if NEW tabs/windows are *not* checking the HISTORY and highlighting previously visited links.
Thus, there is no way for any NEW tab/window to highlight the link since it apparently does not properly check the history. This gives the impression that the highlighting "goes away" after a certain time has elapsed, whereas, it is only due to opening a NEW tab/window and expecting to see the previous link highlighted.
Note: I have Firefox set to "remember history" and i am not in the "private browsing" mode.
Note: There is also some inconsistency here as some prior links will remain highlighted days after i initially clicked on the link (as they all should) whereas others will not (as described above). There does not appear to be any way to tell which links will be remembered and which ones will not.
Thus, there is some pernicious code bug in this version of Firefox which needs to be ferreted out.
Okulungisiwe ngu firelizard
This problem always come if I previously have done a LOGIN to any service/webpage. With a new started Firefox session anything works fine!
One more problem is that after one LOGIN Firefox forget all other stored passwords (until to the next new session).
Websites remembering you and automatically log you in is stored in a cookie.
- Create an allow cookie exception (Tools > Options > Privacy > Cookies: Exceptions) to keep such a cookie, especially for secure websites and if cookies expire when Firefox is closed.
- In Private Browsing - Use Firefox without saving history mode all cookies are session cookies that expire if that session is ended, so websites won't remember you.
- You enter Private Browsing mode if you select: Tools > Options > Privacy > History: Firefox will: "Never Remember History"
- To see all History and Cookie settings, choose: Tools > Options > Privacy, choose the setting Firefox will: Use custom settings for history
- Uncheck: [ ] "Permanent Private Browsing mode"
Do not use Delete browsing, search and download history on Firefox to clear the "Cookies" and the "Site Preferences"
Clearing "Site Preferences" clears all exceptions for cookies, images, pop-up windows, software installation, and passwords.
cor-el: Thank you for your post, however, this thread had to do with Firefox either totally or selectively forgetting previously visited links (i.e., not highlighting them) and not with remembering passwords. The problem is specific to Firefox itself, not with logging onto some other website. The highlighting problem occurs within the same session of Firefox (no logging out and back in required).