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Can't see hyperlinks: Windows 8 or IE 10?

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    windows 8.1

    Can't see hyperlinks: Windows 8 or IE 10?


    I'm used to hyperlinks either showing up underscored or bold or something distinctive. On both my Dell PS and my ASUS Tablet, the hyperlinks are not different from the surrounding text. Is there a setting I can change?

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    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Don't make us guess the program you're having problems with and post the screenshot.
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    windows 8.1


    These are screen prints using my same Dell XPS Monitor. I'm using it to work at home this week and my work laptop is still Windows 7. The site is Ravelry.com and is a social networking site. The screenshot from Windows 8 shows the link as a lighter gray, but in real life, on my screen, it's impossible to differentiate between the regular black text and the gray hyperlink.

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    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Thanks for you screenshots, but we are still in the dark about
    Quote Originally Posted by Vadikan View Post
    the program you're having problems with
    The images tell us the program class - it's a browser, great. Now, please answer specifically:
    1. What browser is this?
    2. Does the problem occur on all web-sites or on a single site?
    Last edited by Vadikan; 26 Jul 2013 at 05:55. Reason: question 2
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    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Quote Originally Posted by hawktwo View Post
    These are screen prints using my same Dell XPS Monitor. I'm using it to work at home this week and my work laptop is still Windows 7. The site is Ravelry.com and is a social networking site. The screenshot from Windows 8 shows the link as a lighter gray, but in real life, on my screen, it's impossible to differentiate between the regular black text and the gray hyperlink.

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    The way URLs are displayed in your browser are directly controlled by the HTML/CSS coding of the site you visit. The webmaster may choose to present the site links in a variety of ways and these methods of displaying URLs can change from site to site. I am the webmaster of several sites and in the specific example site (below) I have chosen to display the URLs with dotted underlines, and when one hovers over a URL, I have is set for the dotted line to disappear. In summary, if you don't like the way the URLs are displayed on that site, you will have to contact the webmaster directly and plead your case. There is nothing you can do to fix that issue within your browser. I hope this helps. Good luck.

    TrainArtWorks.com - Railroad Art For Sale

    BTW, I am only the webmaster. I am not the artist or website owner.

    PS - Also note that I have chosen to make my hyperlinks the same color as my text (similar to your site).
    Last edited by JustATest; 26 Jul 2013 at 19:26.
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    windows 8.1


    Thanks, JustaTest, problem figured out. The webmaster has a place to report such things.
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    windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Vadikan View Post
    Thanks for you screenshots, but we are still in the dark about
    Quote Originally Posted by Vadikan View Post
    the program you're having problems with
    The images tell us the program class - it's a browser, great. Now, please answer specifically:
    1. What browser is this?
    2. Does the problem occur on all web-sites or on a single site?

    1. IE 10
    2. Some
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    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Sounds like you have a plan. Good luck.
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