It seems like there should be a simple way for all links that I have clicked on to be highlighted in some way or have a color that stands out. I have not been able to find a universal way to do this on a Macbook Air.

I am currently using Mac OS 10.11.6 El Capitan, and the Safari and Chrome browsers.

Thanks for any help.

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In Safari you can create a custom style sheet and import it in Safari:

E.g. in Terminal enter:

echo 'a:visited { color: red !important; }' >> ~/Library/Safari/link.css

Then open Safari > Preferences > Advanced > Style Sheet > Other... and choose the links.css.

In older Chrome versions you can modify the file ~/Library/Application\ Support/Google/Chrome/Default/User\ StyleSheets/Custom.css (usually a 0 Bytes file) and add the same line:

echo 'a:visited { color: red !important; }' >> ~/Library/Application\ Support/Google/Chrome/Default/User\ StyleSheets/Custom.css

The support for custom stylesheets has been removed in newer Chrome versions. Here I recommend an extension: Stylist.

  • To be safe, use ">>" instead of ">". If the file already exists, the single will erase it and replace it with the new entry whereas the double will append the new entry to the end of a the existing file or create a file if it doesn't exist yet.
    – Kent
    Jan 16, 2017 at 19:57
  • @Kent Done! Thanx for the hint ;-)
    – klanomath
    Jan 16, 2017 at 20:02

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