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#874506 - 03/17/13 11:49 PM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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The thing is, Jenny, that the "box" does not exist in IE 10 for both Chief and me. I only shows up in IE 9 and Firefox.
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#874507 - 03/18/13 12:03 AM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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I just had to come back and say that with Firefox, I do indeed get that "box" around a link at Galore. yay

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#874514 - 03/18/13 12:57 AM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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Well, good to know you can use Firefox when you need to have this feature!
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#874616 - 03/18/13 11:41 AM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: Jenny100]
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Originally Posted By: Jenny100
It's not something specific to IE. I see the same thing in Firefox. For example the 3rd entry in this screenshot of a Google search has the "box" around it after I select that entry and then use the "back" button to return to the Google page.
http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/9306/picture1zip.png

Absolutely none of my browsers behave this way, I wonder if this is some other (non-browser) specific setting in Windows?

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#874621 - 03/18/13 12:00 PM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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I get it on both Windows 7 and Window 8 in Firefox. I get it in IE 9 on Windows 7, but not IE 10 on Windows 8.

In Firefox on Windows 8, if I do a search for say Galore and click on a search result, I am taken to a website. If I use the Back arrow to return to the search results, the color of the website listed in the search results has changed, plus there is now a dotted line box around the one I clicked on. The screenshot Jenny posted is what it looks like. Now, if I close the window and do another search on Galore, the search result I clicked on will no longer have that box, but the color will be changed.

In Firefox on Windows 7 and in IE 9 on Windows 7, I get the same result. It's in IE 10 that I no longer get the box. It's not important in the search results, but Chief uses it in the Gameboomers links because they do not change color after you click on them. The box is the only indicator you have clicked on one.
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#874701 - 03/18/13 08:55 PM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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I see the box in Firefox on a Mac, but not in Firefox on my brother's Linux computer. I also don't see the box in Opera or Safari on a Mac. I do see it in Seamonkey on a Mac, which isn't surprising since Firefox and Seamonkey are related.

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#874756 - 03/19/13 01:02 AM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: Jenny100]
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I see I misunderstood what Chief was talking about, so I did as suggested and this is what I see.

Using IE 10 or Opera I only get a change in color when I click on the name of a game in Games Galore and return from that site. As I said above, the same thing happens when selecting a link after Googling a topic.

I missed Jenny's link and after seeing the image, remembered I've never seen a box around anything like that. Just the color change after selecting the link and returning.
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#874816 - 03/19/13 10:03 AM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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I didn't ever remember seeing it either, but I did when I tried it out.
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#874821 - 03/19/13 10:24 AM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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Interesting to read your comments.

Thank you.

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#874839 - 03/19/13 11:31 AM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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We're always trying to solve a mystery here, Chief!
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#874861 - 03/19/13 12:22 PM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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While there plenty of references to remove the dotted lines with CSS, none will replace them for the last followed link, at least that I've run across. I'm sure you could do it with a combination of JavaScript and CSS, but that doesn't solve your problem.

From what I understand it was a usability feature built into the browser, unfortunately none of mine ever behaved this way.

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#874865 - 03/19/13 12:27 PM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: Draclvr]
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I just looked through Opera's settings and only saw an option to underline links and change visited links color. I also looked at IE 10 and only found underline always, hover, never. Nothing about boxing a visited link. So I guess the question is why some see a box and others don't.
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#874866 - 03/19/13 12:28 PM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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I don't think anyone sees the box in IE 10. We only see it in IE 9 and Firefox.
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#874871 - 03/19/13 12:39 PM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: Draclvr]
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I Googled this topic and found many links to sites showing how to disable the dashed box, none how to enable it. On the sites I looked at, it was explained these boxes were once used for those who didn't have a mouse, and were used to let them see where the cursor was at the moment. Now they are considered ugly, and unneeded, their words not mine. Google the topic of dashed box around links to read a lot more on this topic.
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#874873 - 03/19/13 12:52 PM Re: Internet Explorer 10 [Re: oldman]
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Wow, I had no idea! But I do remember the days of navigating using the Tab and other keys and the "box" would move around. Interesting. I think mostly this was an issue for Chief because the links do not change color in the Free Games Galore page here at GB.
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