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Prince_Rogue
 
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Post Posted February 2nd, 2020, 11:50 am

Using High Contrast theme (white text on black background) in Windows 7. In Add-ons I have the default theme that says it uses the operating systme colors. In Options, General, I have set the two link types to white. But I do not see this working on web sites. Take Google for instance. Unvisited links are not white but a dimmer color that does not contrast well with the black background. Is there another setting I need to look for?

Also, in FF when in Options, I am unable to use the arrow keys to scroll around the settings areas. Same in Add-ons. If I zoom out I cannot read the text. Thanks.

therube

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Post Posted February 2nd, 2020, 12:31 pm

Part of the Google issue is that they use "dirty" links (tracking & whatnot).
So "every" (if you will) link you visit in Google is "unique", so may not necessarily show as "visited".

I use css to highlight visited links.
So on this page, this post, Firefox General, [Search] Advanced... I can see I've visited.

The same does not work on google.com (in general).


In SeaMonkey, with (Legacy) NoScript, it strips the crap from google links, so with that, google links will also show "visited".

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(That feature has never made it to NoScript webextension.)


I use css to highlight visited links.

Looks like, I've actually got that REM'd out.
So just must be my visited color link selection that I've chosen?
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.19) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball CopyURL+ FetchTextURL FlashGot NoScript

Prince_Rogue
 
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Post Posted February 2nd, 2020, 1:10 pm

It's actually not just Google (but dirty seems fitting). I see it in other sites too, here in the Mozillazine site where the subject are not white and your name in the left pane. Colors do not do much for me any more. Contrast makes more of a difference.

morat
 
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Post Posted February 2nd, 2020, 4:50 pm

Does Firefox have a preference like the "Force color profile" flag in Chrome?

More info
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/49655707
http://www.reddit.com/r/chrome/comments/930egn

Force color profile
chrome://flags/#force-color-profile

* Default
* sRGB
* Display P3 D65
* Color spin with gamma 2.4
* scRGB linear (HDR where available)
* HDR10 (HDR where available)

My color picker extension gives the wrong values on the following page with the flag set to Default.

HTML Color Names
http://www.w3schools.com/colors/colors_names.asp

Prince_Rogue
 
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Post Posted February 6th, 2020, 11:17 am

Ok I took another path to this and tried Internet Explorer. Should have done this sooner. IE had the same issue with the link colors. So lookwd ar the Windows color settings. Found Hyperlink and changed its color. Done deal. Now both visisted and unvisited links are much easier to see. :)

skuddle
 
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Post Posted March 24th, 2020, 7:37 am

I'm using Firefox. I didn't see anything like "Hyperlink" when I checked my Windows > Settings > Colors so I couldn't change my link colors.

Sure do wish somebody would do something about the difference between Links and "Followed" Links... the difference between the two is almost impossible for me to see.

morat
 
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Post Posted March 24th, 2020, 8:14 am

Try this:

Code: Select all
/* Firefox userContent.css */

@-moz-document url-prefix("http:"), url-prefix("https:"), url-prefix("file:") {
  a:link    { color: gold !important; }
  a:visited { color: pink !important; }
  a:hover   { color: lime !important; }
  a:active  { color: aqua !important; }
}

http://kb.mozillazine.org/UserContent.css

When setting the style for several link states, there are some order rules:

a:hover must come after a:link and a:visited
a:active must come after a:hover

CSS Styling Links
http://www.w3schools.com/css/css_link.asp
http://www.w3schools.com/css/tryit.asp?filename=trycss_link_background

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