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        01-09-2009, 11:41 AM
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    FireFox question

    When I used IE, and, as an example, did a search on Google, the sites that I visited would change color so that I knew I had already been to them. I can't get that to happen on FireFox. The color of the sites remain the same so I end up going back to them a 2nd time.

    How, or can that be done?
         
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        01-09-2009, 11:59 AM
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    Yearling
    Already-visted links should be a different colour in Firefox just the same as in IE. I don't know how that knowledge remains in the browser but it should definitely be happening. I took a quick look around the options and didn't see anything for customising that feature.
         
        01-09-2009, 12:04 PM
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    Yearling
    You mean like this?




    This is your settings under firefox. Do you clean your browser cache? If you do it will automatically clear what you visited last time.

    It's under Privacy tab under firefox Tools--->Options---Privacy tab. When you close your browser does it asks you to clean your privacy data? It is that data which makes it blue and reddish color to the links.

    Am I making sense here?

    Regards
         
        01-09-2009, 12:23 PM
      #4
    Yearling
    Here is a simpler version to what I said above

    See this is how it works, if the site URL is in your history file, you've visited the site, and IE or firefox shows the link as visited (Red colour). If the site URL is not in your history file, then you've not been to the site before, and IE/firefox shows the link as not visited (blue).

    If I am right, deleting your temporary internet files will delete your history and no sites will appear as "visited". Also if the system stops working and doesn't show visited status for recently visited site, then a cause could be that you've filled up your temporary internet files capacity and therefore new ones aren't going into the history.

    It's under Privacy tab under firefox Tools--->Options---Privacy tab. When you close your browser does it asks you to clean your privacy data? It is that data which makes it blue and reddish color to the links. If you clean the privacy data it will not show the "visited" colour however if you leave the option as unchecked then it will keep showing you "visited" colours until or unless your history gets filled up.

    Am I making sense here?

    Regards
         
        01-09-2009, 12:24 PM
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    Mine shows no indication in any way that I visited the site. I can't find a way in "Tools" to correct it - I hate that!
         
        01-09-2009, 12:28 PM
      #6
    Yearling
    I guess while I was writing a simpler version you might have answered it .

    Try clearing your private data under firefox, and then do a simple test like I did in the above screenshot.

    Click Tool--->Clear private data---> Close firefox and re-open it again

    Go to Google and the type wikipedia
    Close the browser without doing anything
    And then reopen Google and type wikipedia
    Check if the colour changes

    Regards
         
        01-09-2009, 01:09 PM
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Jehanzeb    
    It's under Privacy tab under firefox Tools--->Options---Privacy tab. When you close your browser does it asks you to clean your privacy data? It is that data which makes it blue and reddish color to the links. If you clean the privacy data it will not show the "visited" colour however if you leave the option as unchecked then it will keep showing you "visited" colours until or unless your history gets filled up.

    Am I making sense here?

    Regards
    The option is unchecked and I've cleaned out my temp files yesterday. Makes no difference
         
        01-09-2009, 02:07 PM
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    Yearling
    If you cleaned out your temp files yesterday, you probably cleaned out the browser's record of visiting sites. So anything from before the clean won't register as already-visited.
         
        01-09-2009, 02:30 PM
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    What happens in IE while on Google is that a site that was visited turns a reddish color. So that when I use the backspace button after looking at a site, that site has been indicated as being seen.

    When I try to do the same thing in FireFox, the is no indication that I visited that site.
         
        01-09-2009, 05:01 PM
      #10
    Yearling
    Ok this is well weird. I'd like to ask you if you can check the following (by looking at my screenshots, could you please make sure they are exactly the same in your Firefox?)



    I'd like you to clean your cookies as well. Also could you please run the same search query under Yahoo and MSN and see if the problem is with Firefox and not Google.

    Please do let us know after testing the above.

    Regards
         

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