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Can I change the color of web sites.


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#1 Layback Bear

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 12:13 PM

XP-PRO-SP3. Is there a way I can change the web site, like B/C colors of back ground, print to suit me on my computer. I know I can't change what a web site sends. Just on my computer. :thumbsup:

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 01:18 PM

If you are referring to a "skin", no we only have the one
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Posted 08 March 2009 - 01:31 PM

I believe there is an add-on for Firefox that allows you to customize Webpages. As for skins- BC only has one.
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Posted 08 March 2009 - 01:45 PM

Thanks for helping me. I have been looking in foxfire and can't find it. I will try add ons, maybe it's there. The good thing I won't be chasing it in XP. THANKS. If I find it in Firefox I will get back.

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 04:22 PM

The only way I can think of is if you find a program to override the default CSS file for all pages for your own desires.

But every site has their own unique layout and colours, so whilst a black background may look OK on one site, another site may have black text, so it will clash.

So basically you'd have to pick a background for every site for it to work.

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 10:46 AM

Thanks for getting back to me JJ2K. I think what you are telling me. I would have to keep changing ccs to make me happy on every site. I think I will just leave it alone. Thanks again.

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 01:10 PM

Hello Layback Bear,

Your question sparked my curiosity and I decided to try to see if it could be done using "standard" software. Using Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (SP3) and Internet Explorer 7 (IE7), you may be able to do what you want.

Note that the colors that appear in the screenshots below reflect the results of the changes I made in the 2-step process described below. The color combinations are not very pleasing (to me), but I intentionally chose those colors to illustrate the results.

In IE7:

1. Click Tools, Internet Options, General (tab). In the "Appearance" group at the bottom, click the Accessibility button. Then check the "Ignore colors specified on webpages" box in the "Formatting" group:

http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/7446/scrn001a.png

2. Then at Tools, Internet Options, General (tab), again in the "Appearance" group, click the Colors button to specify colors for selected items:

http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/4551/scrn002a.png

Note that these changes apply to every site you visit (as JJ2K pointed out) and some display/formatting items/features may be lost, garbled or clashing:


http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/6969/scrn003.png

http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/3281/scrn004.png

http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/9799/scrn005.png

Also, if you look back at the Accessibility dialog noted in 1. above, there is an option to specify a style sheet (mentioned in JJ2K's reply) for more detailed/precise control ("Format documents using my style sheet").

If you experiment with this and want to revert to the standard/default IE7 settings, they are shown in the screenshots below:


Accessibility:

http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/1153/scrn006a.png

Colors:

http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/2026/scrn007a.png



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Posted 14 March 2009 - 03:10 PM

BOY O BOY M... you did a lot of work; thank you. I'm going to try this. Will it work on Firefox. Thanks again.

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 03:20 PM

Works great with I.E. Thanks.

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 03:27 PM

I found it in Firefox. It's under tools/options/content/colors. With your help it makes it easier on my old eyes.




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