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How can I change the visited link color to red?

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How can I change the visited link color to red? inapub 10/20/09 11:52 PM
I know it is rare, but I am color blind and find it difficult to see the purplish standard color of visited links. To circumvent this problem, I always change the visited links color to red in other browsers; however, I cannot seem to do this with chrome. Can anyone help?

Google Chrome version 4.0.222.12
Operating System: windows xp
URLs (if applicable): any visited url
Error Message: NA2009-10-21

I know it is a rare condition, but I am color blind and find it annoyingly difficult to see the standard purplish color of visited links. To circumvent this problem, I ordinarily change the visited links color to red in other browsers; however, I cannot seem to do this with chrome. Is there anyone out there that can offer some help?

Google Chrome version: 4.0.222.12
Operating System: windows xp
URLs (if applicable): any visited url
Error Message: NA

Re: How can I change the visited link color to red? segfault 10/21/09 7:34 AM
inapub, i think an extension can do this for you.  I'm looking into it.
Re: How can I change the visited link color to red? segfault 10/21/09 8:04 AM
OK, i made an extension that does this, and posted it to be installed.  You can see the source of the extension on the page where i posted it.  First, you need to install the latest dev version (Reference 1).  Then visit my blog and install the extension.
Re: How can I change the visited link color to red? inapub 10/21/09 9:38 AM
Thank you and I hope this works.
Re: How can I change the visited link color to red? inapub 10/21/09 10:32 AM
This works well.
Re: How can I change the visited link color to red? lclemens 9/17/10 1:52 PM
I went to http://blog.rubbersoft.com/ and installed RedVisitedLinks.crx , but no luck.  I tried it with Chrome 7.0.517.8 dev and also 7.0.528.0 (59791).  Any ideas?
Re: How can I change the visited link color to red? smiley1958 10/12/10 12:47 PM
Can you give any links to how to do the extension or where?
Re: How can I change the visited link color to red? NotAnIdiot 9/1/11 9:58 AM
I have bad eyesight too, so overriding a web page's default color scheme is essential.  All you need to do is find and edit the Style Sheet that Chrome uses.  Unlike Firefox, Chrome doesn't give you a method for doing this easily (shame!) but it can be done.  I'm running Linux/Ubuntu, but even under Windows this should be possbile.  Edit the file "Custom.css" which will be in some Chrome folder on Windows.  On Linux, I found it at  "~/.config/chromium/Default/User Stylesheets/"
Add this line:
A:visited { color: red ! important }

            And that's all there is to it.
Re: How can I change the visited link color to red? adamata 9/17/11 11:23 AM
Thanks NotAnIdiot.

Here's the path to the file on my Windows 7 computer:

C:\Users\YOUR_USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\User StyleSheets\Custom.css

Simply open the file with Notepad, and paste the following line of code:
A:visited { color: red ! important }

Note: You can change "red" to any color you prefer (green, yellow, black, etc).

Save the file and you're done.

Keep in mind this is for custom styles, hence the name "Custom.css".  So if this is the first time you're modifying this file, it's normal for this file to be blank (no existing lines of code) when you first open it for editing. I just thought I would share this because I was originally surprised by this.  I guess I shouldn't have been, but I was.
Re: How can I change the visited link color to red? palmspringsmassage 9/23/11 12:37 PM
Layman's terms!  

"simply open the file with notopad (how do you do that)
"paste the following line of code: A.visited (where do you paste this??)

Sorry;
Re: How can I change the visited link color to red? adamata 9/23/11 2:01 PM
Hey palmspringsmassage,

Here's how to open the file with notepad:
If you've successfully located the file "Custom.css" file in the folder I specified in my previous post, just right-click on the file, and in the right-click pop-up menu hover over "Open with" with your mouse and in the the sub-menu that pops up, click where it says "Notepad".  The file will then open in Notepad (the default text editor that ships with Windows).

Where to paste the code:
After the file opens with Notepad as mentioned above, whether there's any code in the file already, it doesn't matter.  Just paste the line of code at the very top of the file.  Then, on the menu bar at the top of Notepad, click "File", then click "Save".  Start or restart Google Chrome and you should notice the change right away.

I hope this help.
Re: How can I change the visited link color to red? emilian2005 10/24/11 11:31 PM
For Windows XP, ChromePlus, the path is:
C:\Program Files\ChromePlus\ChromePlusUserData\Default\User StyleSheets
That's the place of custom.css
Re: How can I change the visited link color to red? rcrow490 11/10/11 7:40 AM
I found the custom.css file in Windows XP at:

C:\Documents and Settings\user_name\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\User StyleSheets
Re: How can I change the visited link color to red? MaryHadda 11/29/11 12:15 PM
Typical users know how to do this? Or want to? Why the wonky workaround? Seems arcane for a simple change to a popular product.
Re: How can I change the visited link color to red? Thomas S 12/7/11 4:12 PM
Editing the CSS file as indicated doesn't change anything here. I'm not colourblind but I still have great difficulty distinguishing the followed links from the unfollowed one on my new laptop. It wasn't a problem on the old CRT screen, but LCD screens render some colours differently.
Re: How can I change the visited link color to red? Kumar Vaduganathan 1/18/12 6:29 AM
very good one...But for window'7 search file name with custom.css,  then open custom.css in notepad,  copy paste this.   A:visited { color: red ! important }
Re: How can I change the visited link color to red? PowerDrome 1/27/12 5:44 AM
Worked GREAT here.
I'm running winXP, followed this path: C:\Documents and Settings\user_name\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\User StyleSheets
Opened custom.css with notepad, paste "A:visited { color: red ! important }", saved
Chrome now shows visited link in red

Thanks
Re: How can I change the visited link color to red? j41 1/28/12 8:29 PM
Try this..      https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/jbmkekhehjedonbhoikhhkmlapalklgn
Re: How can I change the visited link color to red? MaryHadda 2/13/12 9:02 PM
Seems like a lot of work for something which is supposed to be simple for anyone to do. Seriously. I blame Google. But thanks for the suggestions. I hope nobody who isn't an expert doesn't mess up their settings.
Re: How can I change the visited link color to red? finn1317 2/28/12 6:12 AM
For Mac users:

~/Library/Application\ Support/Google/Chrome/Default/User\ StyleSheets/Custom.css
Re: How can I change the visited link color to red? pezhedz 12/12/12 12:50 PM
Thanx finn1317,

Worked great. Opened the file "Custom.css" in TextEdit. (mine was blank) Pasted

A:visited { color: red ! important }
Saved and was good to go. Didn't even have to quit or restart Chrome.

Re: How can I change the visited link color to red? pezhedz 12/12/12 12:51 PM
Re: How can I change the visited link color to red? Felix Davis 12/13/12 12:34 AM
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/change-colors/jbmkekhehjedonbhoikhhkmlapalklgn
Re: How can I change the visited link color to red? sevenOdouble 1/21/13 1:38 AM
Hi, I tried the options explained in this thread and it didn't work for me.

- Opened the file "Custom.css" in Notepad. (mine was blank) and pasted + saved:


A:visited { color: red ! important }

- I also tried this app but the whole page colors changed (for visual impaired), and that was too drastic, as I only want the option 'change the color of visited links'.
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/change-colors/jbmkekhehjedonbhoikhhkmlapalklgn

- in this thread there was a link to third party developer and I made an .css + .crx file and that didn't work either... Although it wasn't clear where to save these files, but I've tried several folders and to no avail.

Any other tips? (other people can chime in to help, thanks!)

Re: How can I change the visited link color to red? Dan Kimbrough 1/21/13 9:47 PM
WHY do you have to install/activate ROUTINE extensions that are just part of the browser with other browsers???!!!!  Tabs don't work, read links don't change color, GOOGLE CHROME SUCKS!
Re: How can I change the visited link color to red? VenusAndMars 2/18/13 2:41 AM
MaryHadda, you speak the truth.
Re: How can I change the visited link color to red? rusty.wilson 2/23/13 10:45 AM
A:visited { color: red ! important }

pasting this in stylesheet worked....Thanks!!

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Re: How can I change the visited link color to red? Pancho444 3/10/13 6:36 PM
A:visited { color: red ! important }
Worked great for me, too.

Recap for those too lazy to scroll up:
1) Locate the "custom.css" file inside Chrome's "user data" folder (default: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\User StyleSheets\ on Windows 7, or %userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\User StyleSheets\ on XP)
2) Open the file with Notepad (i.e. just double-click it; it should open in Notepad by default)
3) Copy and paste the following text to the file:

A:visited { color: red ! important }

4) Save the changes to the file (Ctrl+S, or just close Notepad and click "Yes" when it asks if you want to save changes). That's it! You don't even have to restart Chrome, it applies the changes instantly!

Tip for experts: Not only can you change "red" to any common color (i.e. "magenta"), you can also use RGB values, using either old-school-HTML-style hexadecimal values, or the rgb() macro For example, you could change it to bright yellow by putting in:

A:visited { color: #FFFF00 ! important }

or you could do the same thing with

A:visited { color : rgb(255,255,0) ! important }

You can Google "HTML RGB colors" for more info

Re: How can I change the visited link color to red? Patrick Malone 3/30/13 8:03 PM
Thank You, you Rock!
Re: How can I change the visited link color to red? dirigibleplums 4/27/13 10:48 AM
This worked for me, plus a lot of other colors.
Here's a list of some colors that I found:

aqua, aquamarine, azure, beige, bisque, black, blue, brown, crimson, cyan, fuchsia, gold, goldenrod, gray or grey, green, ivory, khaki, lavender, linen, magenta, maroon, olive, orange, orchid, pink, plum, purple, salmon, seashell, sienna, silver, snow, tan, teal, thistle, tomato, turquoise, violet, wheat, white.

Just change the "red" to one of the colors listed above.


A:visited { color: red ! important }

Re: How can I change the visited link color to red? Myxtyplx 5/21/13 2:55 AM
Thanks for the hint PowerDrome!
Using XP I found custom.css at C:\documents and settings\owner\local settings\application data\google\chrome\user data\default\user StyleSheets

It works great!

Re: How can I change the visited link color to red? pk.pk12003 8/2/13 8:57 AM
For those who are not able to see change after making change in Custom.css file.
Please search for Custom.css file under Chrome directory.

C:\Users\YOUR_USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome
search "custom" in search bar.

You will see MULTIPLE Custom.css file make, copy paste following line in those files as well.

A:visited { color: red ! important }

It should work.

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