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Windows 7: Set color of visited links

19 Jan 2012   #1
eddyq

 
 
Set color of visited links

I have trouble seeing the difference in the blue for unvisited links and light blue for visited links. I have read that you can change a style sheet as given below but I don't know the name of the style sheet. I'm using Chrome.

<style>
a{color: green; font-size: 15px}
a:visited{color: red; font-size: 10px;}
</style>

Does anyone know the name and location of the chrome style sheet (and the IE style sheet)?


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19 Jan 2012   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

for chrome, you may find it easier to install an extension that does all this automatically for you - here's a good one, called change colors

it's simpler in internet explorer: interent options >> colors >> untick 'use windows colors' and choose your own.
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19 Jan 2012   #3
eddyq

 
 

I tried your suggestion with IE but it doesn't change the colors. I changed "visited" to red. Then did a google search, visited a link and returned to the search page. The color was still blue.
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19 Jan 2012   #4
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

ah - i think you also have to go into accessibility >> ignore colours specified on webpages.

sorry for leaving that step out.

however that can also affect other page elements such as background graphics.

maybe it would be better after all if you did apply your own custom style sheet which only affects links - you can specify your preferred stylesheet in the accessibility dialogue.
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19 Jan 2012   #5
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

That is correct. It can screw up the webpage appearance though.

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19 Jan 2012   #6
eddyq

 
 

Is there a default stylesheet that I can modify with the content I specified above?
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19 Jan 2012   #7
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

for ie9, you can make your own stylesheet, call it what you want, and link to it via the accessibiilty dialogue

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19 Jan 2012   #8
eddyq

 
 

I don't know anything about stylesheets. Is there a default stylesheet that I can modify with the content I specified above?
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19 Jan 2012   #9
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

save what you've written above as mystyles.css

save it somewhere you remember, then use the accessibility dialogue in internet explorer and hit the browse button and select it.
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19 Jan 2012   #10
eddyq

 
 

I got the code at the top of this thread from Set Link Colors, Visited Link Color Using Style Sheet - CSS (HTML) Tutorial. I tried making a .css, pasted the code to it, saved it then added it to IE using the accessability/User style sheet. But it doesn't work. I am guessing this is just a fragment and something else needs to be added to the file.

The code is:
<style>
a{color: green; font-size: 15px}
a:visited{color: red; font-size: 10px;}
</style>
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