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Determining the Preferred Hypertext Link Color

This topic explains the registry values which store the default hypertext link colors.

Registry Values

The following registry value indicates the default color of unvisited hypertext links.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER
     Software
          Microsoft
               Internet Explorer
                    Settings
                         Anchor Color

The following registry value indicates the default color of visited hypertext links.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER
     Software
          Microsoft
               Internet Explorer
                    Settings
                         Anchor Color Visited

The following registry value indicates the default color of hypertext links directly under the mouse pointer.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER
     Software
          Microsoft
               Internet Explorer
                    Settings
                         Anchor Color Hover
Note  You should not change these registry values. If your application needs to change the default color for hypertext links, use IDocHostUIHandler2::GetOverrideKeyPath to specify an overriding registry subkey path.
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