XF 1.5 Links "hover" not making a difference

So I have been into the style properties of my current style and changed all of the colour properties to obscure colours to try and figure out why this is happening (this being the attached image)

No matter what I change when I hover over links in forum posts they always have this white/off white gradient appearing under them.

I hate this, it doesnt fit in with my theme at all...

I have tried removing all gradients to see if it is just a case of a gradient that is causing it (removed all from "gradients" folder) no change.

I honestly dont know where or why this is happening but if someone could point me in the right direction of how to change/remove it, I would appreciate it.



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Do a search in the ACP for 'ugc' - you can remove the background image from the User Generated Link (hover) style property.
I just found it in xenforo.css

Not sure if what I did was the wisest, and it may be worth reverting and doing what @Russ suggested.

But I found;

.ugc a:hover,
.ugc a:focus
/*position: relative;
top: -1px;*/
text-decoration: none;
box-shadow: 5px 5px 7px #CCCCCC;
outline: 0 none;
And deleted it, just deleting the "box-shadow" would have probably achieved the same thing but so far it hasnt thrown an error and looks how I want.

Anyway appreciate your help guys :)