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I have a bookmarklet that sets text-decoration: line-through on visited links so I can easliy spot what links I've already visited in sites that do not distinguish them with a different colour.

Firefox 4 has removed support for most visual clues for visited links and my bookmark is useless.

What are my alternatives to highlight visited links?

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NoSquint offers several tweaks to make sites easier to look at, including custom link settings. It can also do this on a per site basis.

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Looks like an option, I've try it out. Thank you. –  Álvaro G. Vicario Mar 26 '11 at 18:10
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You might also consider Stylish. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/stylish/

Then to do what you want, right click the S, choose "write new style" ... then "blank style"... then paste the following:

@namespace url(http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml);

a:visited { text-decoration: line-through !important; }

And that should do it.

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The add-on looks nice and I will try it but I'm not sure your sample style will this work. The problem is that Firefox only supports color for visited links, not text-decoration or even background-color. –  Álvaro G. Vicario Mar 26 '11 at 20:44
    
maybe that's an old firefox. I actually added that style to see it worked before pasting it. It definitely works on 3.6.16 with the newest stylish. I think you'll find stylish is fun, it can actually modify the firefox UI itself, at least parts of it, as well as the sites. –  CreeDorofl Mar 27 '11 at 2:19
    
It's a feature from Firefox 4: hacks.mozilla.org/2010/03/… –  Álvaro G. Vicario Mar 27 '11 at 12:39
    
oh, geez, I had no idea. So it's not working, even with !important? That's an awkward change... a browser that refuses to obey your css 'for your own safety'. They should make it an option, not just force it. –  CreeDorofl Mar 27 '11 at 15:04
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