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by GatorNet / April 14, 2005 8:07 PM PDT

When I click on a link and read the article I then go back to the link area but it's not outlined so I can't figure out which link I just clicked. How can I fix this with Windows XP????


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It helps to know what program
by glb613 / April 14, 2005 8:16 PM PDT
In reply to: LINK PROBLEM

you are using when this happens.

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And also which web sites
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 14, 2005 8:56 PM PDT

When a person designs web sites, they have the choice of defining how links will look when they are Active and when they have been Visited. There are also provisions for changing the appearance of a link when the cursor hovers over them.

So in any web site, you may see different designs for links, eg different colors for links available but not yet clicked on, then the color changes when the link is used and the user returns to the first page, or the link changes appearance when the cursor hovers over it, etc. Or the web site designer may decide to leave all links the same appearance, whether visited, active, or whatever.

Also, each browser can change the way a link appears. If the user wants all his links to be underlined, he can change the appearance in the Settings options, eg Preferences, Options, etc. They can use these settings to "override" the web site settings, or let the web site dictate what colors, effects to use.

So, although you can have some control over what you see by changing your own browser settings, (eg for Internet Explorer, goto Tools > Internet Options, General Tab, then Colors and Fonts), you may not be too happy with changing too much because then the web sites will not look as the designer planned them.


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by GatorNet / April 15, 2005 12:20 PM PDT

This problems is only happening with my FireFox browser not IE. If that helps.

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