Since I have had Win 7, 64-bit installed. The colors of visited and unvisited links in both IE 10 and Firefox 17.0.8 ESR have been annoyingly similar to my aging eyes. Unvisited is a muted blue and visited is a muted purple only slightly different from the blue. In XP my links were an obvious red and a bright blue. To deal with IE I went to Tools > Int Options > General > Colors and selected bolder link colors; the default colors were indeed the muted blue and the pale purple. The link colors didn't change on the pages. I tried "Use Windows Colors" and the links didn't change. I went to "Accessibility" and selected to ignore web page colors. NOW the link colors but the rest of the page rendering also changed to the point where they were unrecognizable. Back to default colors. To deal with Firefox, I went to Tools > Options > Content > Colors and changed the color selections. No change in link colors. I ticked all the boxes in the color menu. No change. It was not until I installed a Firefox addon named "NoSquint" (which contained a link color selector of its own) that I was able to select the colors I wanted to see. There is apparently no similar addon for IE. Is there something inherent in Windows 7 that prevents the color selectors in 2 browsers from effecting the default link colors Win 7 renders. If so, is there a way to work around it?