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Please note Primer v16 has changed the naming of these color classes. Check the migration guide to make sure your app is up to date.

By default <a> elements already use the right link color and apply an underline on hover.

If you need to make other elements behave like a link and perhaps use JS to trigger navigating to another page, use the .Link class.

If you like to override the default link styles you can do so with the following link utilities. Bear in mind that link styles are easier for more people to see and interact with when the changes in styles do not rely on color alone.

Use .Link--primary to turn the link color to blue only on hover.

Use .Link--secondary for a more subtle link color that turns blue on hover.

Use .Link--muted also removes the underline on hover. Tip: You can also use the .no-underline utility to do the same for .Link--primary.

Use .Link--onHover to make any text color used with links to turn blue on hover. This is useful when you want only part of a link to turn blue on hover.

Link classes in combination with color utilities lets you colorize information separately inside of a link but have all of the link turn into one color on hover.

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Last edited by jonrohan on April 2, 2021