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Q: Color of text ( Answered,   2 Comments )
Subject: Color of text
Category: Computers > Graphics
Asked by: dumfkduh-ga
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Posted: 10 Jan 2005 21:21 PST
Expires: 09 Feb 2005 21:21 PST
Question ID: 455353
When I google a subject and click on a link or links, the print color
in the link turns to a different shade and stays that way, I guess
forever.  I don't like the idea of leaving a trail of sites I've
visited.  Is there a way to make this color change not happen?
Subject: Re: Color of text
Answered By: hammer-ga on 11 Jan 2005 13:18 PST

The links will not change color forever. They will only be a different
color for the number of days that your browser retains a history of
visited links.

To make sure the links never change color, change your History setting to 0 days.

In Netscape:
Edit > Preferences > Navigator > History
Change the Browsing History setting to 0 days.
You can also immediately clear your history by clicking the Clear History button.

In IE:
Tools > Internet Options
The History setting is on the General Tab. Change Days to keep pages
in history to 0 days.
You can also immediately clear your history by clicking the Clear History button.

If you do not see these settings, please post a request for
clarification indicating which version of which browser you are using.

- Hammer

Search Strategy
history browser visited link color

Request for Answer Clarification by dumfkduh-ga on 11 Jan 2005 15:13 PST
I have Opera for a browser.

Clarification of Answer by hammer-ga on 12 Jan 2005 04:43 PST
For Opera:

Preferences > History and cache

Change the Typed In and Visited history settings to 0. If you wish,
you can also set the Back and forward history to 0.

- Hammer
Subject: Re: Color of text
From: james_l_mar-ga on 11 Jan 2005 13:44 PST
If you're worried about leaving a trail of sites, you have much more
to worry about than the colors of the links.

After you're done surfing, clear your history using the Clear History
button that hammer gave.  Also in that same window (for IE), click the
delete cookies and delete files (this deletes cached items).  Also you
should consider doing research in managing cookies.  Because they also
track your usage.

Your firewall may also track sites that you go to.  Clear out logs
that they have too.
Subject: Re: Color of text
From: lrulrick-ga on 11 Jan 2005 22:02 PST
On I E there is an "internet options" field under tools- Opera refers
to this as preferences. If you are looking only to keep the color from
changing on visited links and arent worried about anything else- you
should be able to over ride the font colors for unvisited and visited
links. This will also over ride the font color that the site
indicates. It may take a moment of exploring on the pref's options to
find the colors panel- but the Opera website states that it is
available. If you want to completely hide where you have been then you
will need to follow the other great advise found here.

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