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How do I keep the visited hyperlinks from changing color?

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I am looking to keep the colors of visited sites, the same as unvisited chosen by the hosting site. For example; when I visit eBay, their hyperlink colors are different depending on location. They are black in the far left, and do not change color when visited. However, the hyperlinks in the center are blue, then change to purple after they are visited. I would like for the hosting site to use their own colors, but not differentiate from the unvisited links to the visited ones.

 I know I can change the color of the visited links to be the same as the non-visited links(FF>Options>Content>Colors>"change"Link Colors), but this is not what I am trying to achieve.  When I do that, ALL links are my chosen color, even the links on the far left on the eBay page.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thank you

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You can make a userchrome.css file in the profile folder with the following.

a:visited {



For using the userchrome.css file, see

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You can set the layout.css.visited_links_enabled pref to false on the about:config page to disable the visited link color.

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I have the opposite problem, kinda. When I click on a hyperlink the color does not change. How do I get that to happen? I am using Windows XP on a desktop/laptop. It used to do this a while back, but something happened to change it all, so nothing happens. Looking for a car on Craig's List and coming back to the looong list after viewing a car, I don't know which ones I have already looked at.

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Hi raven0, I'm not seeing this issue on Craigslist, although we're probably in different cities.

Does this occur on other sites as well, such as search engine results? If so, it could indicate that Firefox isn't saving history for those page loads. You could check the Library dialog and see whether the individual pages are listed. Either:

  • Ctrl+Shift+h
  • History > Show All History

If there's no history for those page loads, is it possible that the pages are being opened in private windows, or that history has become disabled in some other way?

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I think that Craig's List is opening the pages in a (i)frame and in such a case you do not get the visited status for links. You would have to right-click the link and open in a new tab or middle-click the link.

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Such quick response, and it fixed my self created problem. Thank you both for being here on a Sunday afternoon to help out.

Okulungisiwe ngu raven0