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Solved: Question WRT Google Chrome

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I've been using Chrome almost since it first appeared, but I've never been able to discover how to change the colour of the links to the sites that I've visited so as to mark them as read.

Currently, sometimes, there is a slight difference, as listed: dark blue, 'Visited': indigo, almost indiscernible. I would like to change these links to (say) red text to make them obvious.

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  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 "custom.css" file with Notepad, (i.e. just double-click it; it should open in Notepad by default)
  3. Copy and paste the following line of text into the file:

    A:visited { color: red ! important }
  4. Save the changes to the file by pressing [Ctrl], 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
Thank you SpywareDr;

I found the file without any trouble,and opened it. It was in the default folder.

The only thing in that file was: -

A:visited { color: red ! important }

So I guess something else is wrong ?

Popa Mintin, are you still running WinXP Pro sp2? Just curious as to whether that may have something to do with the problem.
Popa Mintin, are you still running WinXP Pro sp2? Just curious as to whether that may have something to do with the problem.
Oh ! Now I don't understand what's happened here... I was just going to suggest you read the original question. (Sorry)
I quite definitely added the following to the end of my post.

Win.7 Pro. 64bit. 8 Gb RAM, Quad processor.

I have no idea why that's not there.

I've been browsing, trying to find an answer to my problem.

There is an add-on for Chrome called 'Stylish', which when added allows the user to personalise many aspects of their computer. This seems to work quite well, and the Youtube demo is simple to follow.

I'm posting this because it's solved my problem, I can in fact select almost any colour for my 'Visited' sites, I chose a red and it worked first time.

Glad you found a solution. You can change your computer specs in your profile by editing the details. They will then show up when you click on the little pc icon to the right of your screen name. :)
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