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Disable visited links colour change

Thread began 3/15/2012 11:09 am by bill3786 | Last modified 5/17/2019 12:05 pm by Ray Borduin | 7114 views | 3 replies |


Disable visited links colour change

Which is the easiest way to prevent the colour change property of an a:visited link from being displayed?

I want the a:hover property to remain but all the previously visited links on the site to retain their original colour.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

if you don't specify a specific style for the a:visited property, the browser will use the default, which i believe is blue.

you need to over ride this by setting the a:visited css style to be the same as the a:link style:

a:link, a:visited {
color: #000000;

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Ok, thanks

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Hi, @bill3786
If you want to disable the color change then a: visited must come before a: hover. Below are the solutions.

a {color:#FF0000;} /* Unvisited link */
a:visited {color:#00FF00;} /* Visited link */
a:hover {color:#FF00FF;} /* Mouse over link */
a:active {color:#0000FF;} /* Selected link */

Furthermore, if you're willing to disable the :visited would style it with a non-pseudo class like this.

a, a:visited { color: gray; }
a:hover { color: red; }.

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