SOLVED [waterfox] change colors ONLY for links on specific sites

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SOLVED [waterfox] change colors ONLY for links on specific sites

Post by edzell » Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:37 pm

I'm running Mint 17, using Waterfox with DuckDuckGo as default search engine.

The colors of links to visited vs unvisited sites are too similar for my eyes. If I set new colors to override them, the appearance of websites themselves also changes, sometimes unacceptably. (try it with this one!)

Additionally some sites use font (faint :)) or background colors that make them difficult to read.

How can I:
1. Change only the default color of visited links displayed by search engines?
2. Change only the fonts & colors on an individual page while viewing it - without going to preferences and changing global settings?
Last edited by edzell on Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: [waterfox] change colors ONLY for links on specific sites

Post by xenopeek » Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:08 pm

You could change this in DDG settings, on the Appearance tab: https://duckduckgo.com/settings
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Re: [waterfox] change colors ONLY for links on specific sites

Post by edzell » Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:54 pm

Thanks xenopeek, I hadn't found that settings menu. The color change for visited links works beautifully. I now realize the view menu includes a 'reader view' option which solves the other pert of my query so I'll mark it SOLVED.

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NOT SOLVED after all [waterfox] change colors ONLY for links on specific sites

Post by edzell » Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:05 pm

Well the color change for visited sites only persists in the current session. When I reopen the browser, the colors have reverted to the original defaults. I'm running on a Lenovo T410 that used to have Windows 7 (now wiped). I don't know if the behaviour is due to the machine or to Waterfox. - ??

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Re: SOLVED [waterfox] change colors ONLY for links on specific sites

Post by Schultz » Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:30 pm

edzell wrote:
When I reopen the browser, the colors have reverted to the original defaults.
Is your browser set to delete cookies when exited? If so, you need to whitelist DDG's cookies.

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Re: SOLVED [waterfox] change colors ONLY for links on specific sites

Post by edzell » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:09 pm

Thanks Schultz; I'm still working on that. Busy this evening so it may not get finished today. (Edit) seems to be working now but I won't know for sure till I shut down & reboot.

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