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Visited Links Are Bold and Non-Visited Links Are Not Bold

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  • In the discussion groups for ‘csharplanguage’ and ‘Vsexpressvcs’, visited links look different than non-clicked-on links, but in this discussion group all links look the same, whether they have been clicked or not.  This is VERY hard to read.  My eyesight is not great, and that makes it much worse.  I’ve seen this in the ‘exceldev’ discussion group too.  Why does Microsoft do this, and more importantly, is there a way to get all discussion groups rendering links consistently, so visited links actually DO look different than non-clicked-on links? 

    Thanks everyone!!


    Ryan Shuell

    • Moved by Dummy yoyo Thursday, January 17, 2013 12:41 PM Suggestion For Access For Developers Forum
    Tuesday, January 15, 2013 7:48 PM

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  • Ryan -

    If you’re using IE9: go to Tools | General | Colors to set your own colors.

    Other browsers have similar user settings.


    peter n roth - http://PNR1.com, Maybe some useful stuff

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013 9:24 PM
  • Ryan

    This forum is not the same as some others. What I see (using Chrome) is visited links are purple and non-visited links are blue. Pretty much the same color unless I look really close.

    Maybe I'll try Peter's suggestion...if Chrome has that option.


    Bill Mosca
    www.thatlldoit.com
    http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/MS_Access_Professionals

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013 9:43 PM
  • Thanks for the suggestions guys.  Perhaps my question runs a little 'deeper' than changing the color.  What you suggested will work just fine on one single machine, but not others.  For instance, I can read 10 links here (AccessDev).  Those will turn from blue to purple.  Pretty simple.  Now, I go into my office, I load up the same page (AccessDev) and the same 10 links that are purple on my home machine are still blue on my office machine.  The color will NOT carry over b/c the clicked link is not in the cache of the office machine.

    In the groups with the bold and non-bold links, when you click on a link, it changes from bold to non-bold, no matter which machine you are logged in from (of course, you do need to be logged in to your account).  Here is an example of a (good) site:

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/Vsexpressvcs/threads?page=1


    Ryan Shuell

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013 11:17 PM
  • Hi Ryguy,

    That's a good suggestion.

    However, since this is a thread regarding to the Forum itself, I will move it to get better support for it.

    Thanks for your long support in the MSDN forum.


    @Other Readers:

    For whoever want to give it a try, add the following link for Access for Developers Forum:

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/accessdev/threads


    Yoyo Jiang[MSFT]
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    Thursday, January 17, 2013 12:40 PM
  • Thanks for the suggestions guys.  Perhaps my question runs a little 'deeper' than changing the color.  What you suggested will work just fine on one single machine, but not others.  For instance, I can read 10 links here (AccessDev).  Those will turn from blue to purple.  Pretty simple.  Now, I go into my office, I load up the same page (AccessDev) and the same 10 links that are purple on my home machine are still blue on my office machine.  The color will NOT carry over b/c the clicked link is not in the cache of the office machine.

    In the groups with the bold and non-bold links, when you click on a link, it changes from bold to non-bold, no matter which machine you are logged in from (of course, you do need to be logged in to your account).  Here is an example of a (good) site:

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/Vsexpressvcs/threads?page=1


    Ryan Shuell

    Hmm...

    I thought link colors were cached in a cookie or other such local file. Since one machine does not have the same cookie/file how would it know which color to use?


    Bill Mosca
    www.thatlldoit.com
    http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/MS_Access_Professionals

    Friday, January 18, 2013 10:13 PM
  • Let's forget about 'colors', and think of the bold (un-clicked linke) and non-bold (clicked links).  This must be controlled on the Microsoft servers.  Again, let's say I'm on my office machine and I click on 10 links here:

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/Vsexpressvcs/threads?page=1

    When I get back home, I log into the discussion group, and I can tell, on my home machine, that I have already read those 10 links (in my office).  I have not yet read the links that are still bold.  Does it make sense?

    This is a really nice feature on some of the discussion groups, but clearly it does not extend to all discussion groups.  I like this feature because I read through as many posts as I have time for, both at home, and when things are slow, in the office.  I know instantly which links I have read already, and which I have not read.  I like to offer suggestions to as many posters as I can, and I feel I have learned a tremendous amount from other people's posts (questions and answers).  What I don't like is to re-read a post that I have already read.

    Microsoft, please address the shortcoming I have described above!!!


    Ryan Shuell

    Friday, January 18, 2013 10:49 PM