Relatively recently most browsers, including Safari disabled the colouring of visited hyperlinks for privacy concerns.

I do not give a damn about this type of privacy and I consider that this is a huge downgrade of accessibility.

Is there a way to re-enable this via a hidden setting or extension?

  • Does this include Google Chrome?
    – daviesgeek
    Feb 18 '12 at 18:07

You could create a text file, name it visited.css, and put this text in there:

a:visited { color: #6611cc !important; }

Then go to Preferences > Advanced, click Style sheet and select the .css file you just created. All links you've visited should be in a nice purple now.
(Note that this colors every link you've ever clicked purple, and will override the actual web design.)

  • Thanks! I also tried to improve your solution and replace the colour with an opacity: 0.5 but for some reason it doesn't seem to have an effect. Still using colour works.
    – sorin
    Mar 3 '12 at 11:56

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