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    Making a webpage more legible (Fx 2.0.0.3)

    A front-runner in the Most Illegible Webpage competition?

    But I want to be able to read the useful blue links on the black background, and wonder whether there is anything I can do in Firefox other than View -> Page Style -> No style? This seems to apply also to all the linked sites, not just the offending original page...
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    Re: Making a webpage more legible (Fx 2.0.0.3)

    Ctrl+A highlights (selects) the entire page, causing text to be rendered in black on gray. It's not pretty, but much more readable.

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    Re: Making a webpage more legible (Fx 2.0.0.3)

    An alternative to Hans' suggestion:

    Right-click - and View this page in IE
    Tools > Internet Options > Appearance....

    Like the site, not ideal, but maybe worth a shot. Bear in mind your change of options will need to be reset for future use.

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    Re: Making a webpage more legible (Fx 2.0.0.3)

    You could change the style of the body using a tiny bit of JavaScript. After the page finishes loading, paste this in the address bar and press Enter to run it:

    <code>java script:document.body.style.backgroundColor="#ddd !important"; void 0;</code>

    Of course, you'd have to do that on each page. The Stylish extension allows you to store and apply custom style rules on a site-specific basis if you think this might come up more often. See http://userstyles.org/ for examples and useful links.

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    Re: Making a webpage more legible (Fx 2.0.0.3)

    > Right-click - and View this page in IE

    For anyone wondering why they don't have this option, it requires the IE View extension. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Making a webpage more legible (Fx 2.0.0.3)

    I suppose you could always use opera and select "User mode" <img src=/S/devil.gif border=0 alt=devil width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Making a webpage more legible (Fx 2.0.0.3)

    Thanks, everyone!

    Hans' Ctrl-A method works acceptably well.

    I thought my inability to get Leif's method to work was because I had the IE-tab extension, but it seems that it's because I didn't have the IE-View extension!

    Jefferson's little bit of Javascript is excellent, even more so if I change the ddd colour setting to aaa (giving a darker grey on which the white and yellow text is more visible, while still leaving the blue links clear). Fortunately that's the worst page on the website, and the only one I wish to "check out"... (I've managed to make the Javascript into a Bookmark, so just need a couple of clicks to get it to operate!).

    You may not be surprised that a suggestion made to the web page's ' "designer" and maintainer' for improving its legibility seems to have fallen on deaf ears...
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