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FireFox, Netscape background color anomalies

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by cstallard, Jan 25, 2005.

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  1. cstallard

    cstallard Thread Starter

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    I have glaucoma, and find high-contrast backgrounds -- white, in particular -- to be a strain on my eyes.

    For email, I switched from Netscape to Thunderbird, because the latter allows me to control the background color of the message body (provided the message is not HTML). Helps a great deal.

    For browsing, I tried overriding background color via (in FireFox 1.0) Tools > Options... > Fonts & Colors... > Always use my Colors; and a similar option in Netscape 7.1. But in either browser, though the background color does change, a lot more changes also for many, many Web sites--including this one. Buttons disappear entirely. Borders wander all over the place. Drop-down menus become transparent, so their content overlays text beneath, making the menu items very difficult to read.

    Are there any other settings I can use to prevent this wholesale display trashing, or am I SOL? Some Web sites are not affected; for example, amazon.com, and even my local library's Web site, appear normal, with only the background color changed.

    --C
     
  2. keithy397

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    Try tweaking the About NotBlank extension. I think this will allow you to choose your own background styles.
     
  3. cstallard

    cstallard Thread Starter

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    Hmmm...your link goes nowhere. And I'm not finding an "About NotBlank" extension at https://addons.update.mozilla.org/extensions. I have not yet tried to install any extensions.

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  4. keithy397

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    The link is for the extension at the Firefox Extension Mirror site but it is down at the moment.
     
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