Changing color of visited hyperlinks

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Changing color of visited hyperlinks

Unread postby floatingkeyboards » Wed, 26 Dec 2018, 01:53

Is there a way to set the color of the font for hyperlinks that I have already visited?

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Re: Changing color of visited hyperlinks

Unread postby Nigaikaze » Wed, 26 Dec 2018, 01:59

Preferences > Content tab > Colors button > Look under "Link Colors" for the Visited Links option.

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Re: Changing color of visited hyperlinks

Unread postby tooshorttoolong » Wed, 26 Dec 2018, 12:57

It’s worth noting that most web sites override the user’s settings for link colors and make it impossible to see where you have already been. But if you use certain slylish (stylem) themes, or for example the Advanced Night Mode addon, then you will be able to see different colors.

Edit: you can also try setting "Override the colors specified by the page" to "Always" but I doubt you’ll be happy with the results.
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Re: Changing color of visited hyperlinks

Unread postby Konrad » Thu, 27 Dec 2018, 10:35

tooshorttoolong wrote:It’s worth noting that most web sites override the user’s settings for link colors and make it impossible to see where you have already been.

This problem can be solved with the help of NoSquint that provides some extra settings on per site basis.

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Re: Changing color of visited hyperlinks

Unread postby tooshorttoolong » Thu, 27 Dec 2018, 11:18

Konrad wrote:This problem can be solved with the help of NoSquint that provides some extra settings on per site basis.

Nice, I didn’t know that NoSquint also did that, but I don’t want it to interfere with my zoom settings (Pale Moon already remembers zoom settings per site, so I don’t understand what NoSquint solves here).

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Re: Changing color of visited hyperlinks

Unread postby Konrad » Thu, 27 Dec 2018, 12:07

tooshorttoolong wrote:...I don’t understand what NoSquint solves here.

Web sites do not override one’s colour preferences for visited/unvisited links set up in NoSquint.

tooshorttoolong wrote:I don’t want it to interfere with my zoom settings (Pale Moon already remembers zoom settings per site...)

You can use either Pale Moon or this extension for zoom settings. It’s up to you.

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Re: Changing color of visited hyperlinks

Unread postby Frasier » Thu, 27 Dec 2018, 12:21

NoSquint also allows you to modify the entire page zoom level like Pale Moon or just the text zoom level for a page.

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Re: Changing color of visited hyperlinks

Unread postby Goodydino » Thu, 27 Dec 2018, 18:23

I find that userContent.css works for that. I also set a hover colour for links, and changed the colour of javascript links as well, to make them stand out.

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Re: Changing color of visited hyperlinks

Unread postby billmcct » Thu, 27 Dec 2018, 18:59

Goodydino wrote:I find that userContent.css works for that. I also set a hover colour for links, and changed the colour of javascript links as well, to make them stand out.

What did you add for this hover and javascript. Have used usercontent.css to change visited links for about 15 years now.
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Re: Changing color of visited hyperlinks

Unread postby letmeindude » Sat, 29 Dec 2018, 20:59

billmcct wrote:What did you add for this hover and javascript. Have used usercontent.css to change visited links for about 15 years now.
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/* Make javascript links red */
a[href^="javascript:"] { color: #990000 !important}

/* Change cursor for JavaScript links */
a[href^="javascript:"] {cursor: move !important;}
or
a[href^="javascript:"] {cursor: help !important;}

Hover tip and much more here:
https://luke-baker.github.io/chrome/use ... colors.css

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Re: Changing color of visited hyperlinks

Unread postby Raava » Sun, 30 Dec 2018, 04:48

Konrad wrote:This problem can be solved with the help of NoSquint that provides some extra settings on per site basis.

NoSquint seems like a nice enough solution to get parts of the issue done well.

In my Linux GUI I always choose a dark theme (dark or even black background with very light text), and mostly I enforced the same colour sheme by having [Always] set to my predefined background, text, links, visited links colours in any browser that allows me doing so, like Palemoon for Firefox.

But,. as some of you might know, this has some downsides as well since some graphical button elements are not displayed properly and all I get is a black clickable area on black background for such button element, which, understandably enough, makes it quite hard to find or to use/actually click on.

But NoSquint seems to have at least two issues with setting my colours I was not able to figure out how to solve.

#1
Any editing area like a <form><textarea> one, e.g. the one I am currently typing this reply into, has white background and black text, but I want that editing area also to have reverse colour scheme, aka black background and a very light coloured text of my choosing.
How do I set that for all web pages? I do not find any such setting entry in NoSquint's main menu {NoSquint Site Settings}[Global Settings]

Do I need to have this set in usercontent.css because NoSquint is unable to, well, NoSquint any and all edit areas of the browser?

#2
Unlike my home-grown solution of enforcing my colour scheme on all web pages as described above, NoSquint makes the same error in displaying stuff in black on black.
E.g. PM's very own http://addons.palemoon.org/extensions/ page.
WIth my enforced colour settings I can read this:
Color my tabs
Color your tabs reactively to their favicons.

but with my settings disabled and letting NoSquint do the colouring job instead, all I can read is this:
Color my tabs
________________________________

Not very helpful, all the info about all the PM extensions being only various lengths of "___" :wtf:

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And it is even worse than that as described in #2. The webmail interface of my email provider lists all entries of the Inbox, the subject and writers email address and date info, or in short: all info listed, as black on black only.
Even enabling my enforced "Preferences / Contents {colours} -> Override [always]" colour settings not helps with this example, even then the email listing is only black in black.
Only disabling NoSquint and only using my enforced colour settings is solving the black on black email listing issue, and I need to restart the browser each time to be able to read the email header listings at all, so all in all, for now NoSquint is unusable to me. :( :shock:
yours truly, Raava (aka Rava)

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Re: Changing color of visited hyperlinks

Unread postby Frasier » Sun, 30 Dec 2018, 21:53

Sounds like JustOff's Avanced Night Mode extension might be the solution for you.
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Re: Changing color of visited hyperlinks

Unread postby Raava » Sun, 30 Dec 2018, 22:47

Frasier wrote:Sounds like JustOff's Avanced Night Mode extension might be the solution for you

That looks nice indeed, but what I don't get is this:
In its global settings, I defined the default background as black, aka #000000, still, only some border elements on most pages are displayed in black, most larger, inner elements are displayed in some kind of dark grey-blue, and I don't see a setting where to define that.
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Re: Changing color of visited hyperlinks

Unread postby billmcct » Sun, 30 Dec 2018, 22:51

letmeindude wrote:
billmcct wrote:What did you add for this hover and javascript. Have used usercontent.css to change visited links for about 15 years now.
TIA

/* Make javascript links red */
a[href^="javascript:"] { color: #990000 !important}

/* Change cursor for JavaScript links */
a[href^="javascript:"] {cursor: move !important;}
or
a[href^="javascript:"] {cursor: help !important;}

Hover tip and much more here:
https://luke-baker.github.io/chrome/use ... colors.css

@letmeindude thanks for the info.
Win 7 x64 - Pale Moon 28x x32

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Re: Changing color of visited hyperlinks

Unread postby Frasier » Mon, 31 Dec 2018, 06:58

Raava wrote:I defined the default background as black, aka #000000, still, only some border elements on most pages are displayed in black

Haven't duplicated this, as of yet. Was wondering which of the settings is being used as the 'Default method of changing page colors'?
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Re: Changing color of visited hyperlinks

Unread postby Raava » Mon, 31 Dec 2018, 09:24

Frasier wrote:
Raava wrote:I defined the default background as black, aka #000000, still, only some border elements on most pages are displayed in black

Haven't duplicated this, as of yet. Was wondering which of the settings is being used as the 'Default method of changing page colors'?
Global_ANM.pngANM_Select_op.png

Same as you, as it seems:
(*) default and
[Stylesheet processor]
yours truly, Raava (aka Rava)


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