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web-page indicator

by user470 / March 4, 2010 9:02 PM PST

I have Windows XP on my computer. On my old computer, after I looked at and closed a web page, the next time that web page site came up in a list of web pages, that web page site came up in red color (so that I know that I looked that web page). My new Windows XP computer does not have that web page indication. How can I get previously viewed web pages to show up in red again? Thank you. user470

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My understanding....
by jeff_windows_team / March 5, 2010 2:29 AM PST
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That will happen with time. If you have visited a site but not clicked on a specific hyperlink on a specific page, it will not show that you have already visited that site until you click that hyperlink.

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I'm going to make an assumption
by Cursorcowboy / March 5, 2010 10:26 PM PST
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and we may not be on the same sheet of music.

I believe where you say "after I looked at and closed a web page" that you got there by clicking a hyperlink since you say "next time that web page site came up in a list of web pages, that web page site came up in red color" which possible boils down to the setting Tools, Internet Options, Color... and then ensuring what you want the Links settings to be.

To test whether we're on the same sheet of music, following these steps:

a. Go to this site.

b. Type your surname in the very first box and then press ENTER which should bring up a list.

c. Right-click any one of the hyperlinks in the rendered listing so that the page opens in a NEW window. When the page has completely rendered, close it by either pressing the Alt+F4 keys simultaneously, by right-clicking the X in the upper right corner of the screen or by right-clicking the page just opened in the Taskbar and selecting Close.

d. You are now back to the main page where you started from in "a" above, where you entered the surname in "b" above and the lists where you clicked that hyperlink to open in a NEW window. The "view" should not be any different now than it was before performing these step.

e. Now click the Refresh button in the Toolbar at the top of the page. When the site page is refreshed the hyperlink should be the color which you have selected in my opening statement above.

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What version of what browser do you use?
by Kees Bakker / March 5, 2010 11:25 PM PST
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And that's the same as on the old computer?


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