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hex equivalents for the user browser option colors

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I would like to know the hex color representation for IE7 and FireFox color settings.

For example in IE7 I can choose Tools/Internet Options/Colors/...then I can check the box "use windows colors".... what are the hex representation of these colors for the following choices settings that you can set: text, background, visited, unvisited, hover?

Also for those familiar with css there are psudo class properties for link, visited, hover, active. What are the hex representives for these browser defaults?

I probably could figure this out by writing lots of code etc, but thought this information might be readily available in some chart form somewhere? I have not been able to find this information after rooting around in google.
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text                  black  #000000
background       white  #FFFFFF

link unvisited:         blue   #0000FF
link visited:            violet  #990099
link active (hover):  red    #FF0000

a good text on web-safe colors: http://www.wpdfd.com/wpdpal.htm
and my very own color-picker: http://hjem.get2net.dk/Jakob.Aggernaes/javascript13.html


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Do you have the same hex info for Firefox?
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It is the same in firefox. It may be different on PCs that do not use a microsoft windows OS, but for windows machines that is the standard.
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Thank-you! Thank-you for the links too.

I did some testing with a piece of software (Color detector - freeware http://www.cosmin.com/colordetector/) that identifies colors. I came up this on link unvisited and link visited.

link unvisited: blue (#0000FF) - for both IE and FF
link visited: purple (#800080) - for FF, purplish (#810081) for IE
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I meant to add - the link you mentioned also explains how colors can be slightly different from montior-to-monitor. So this is probably why I got slightly different hex representations. But the colors come out basically to the bluish for link unvisited, and purplish/violetish for link visited.

Again - thank-you!
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