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Firefox 91.0.1 (64-bit) in my case.

I don't know about you, but from time to time I am aggravated by a "cute" page that displays grey on a white background. Or worse, pale-grey.

Is there an easy way for a user to change one of the style fonts in a browsed online web page as easily as I do in MSWord (Format, Style, Modify, Format, Font, Color; or better yet, a shortcut-keystroke) so that this
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looks like this?
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Does it help to highlight the text, which often (for me) makes readable something whimsically arty?
That's if you are allowed to highlight it, of course...
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John Gray wrote:
04 Sep 2021, 06:38
Does it help to highlight the text, which often (for me) makes readable something whimsically arty?
That's if you are allowed to highlight it, of course...
Thank youi, John, and yes, I have tried this in the past - a simple Ctrl-A does the trick, but that "reverses" all the fonts throughout the page.

The trick was most helpful back in the days before they went bankrupt, those companies that thought dark-blue on dark-red was classy.

I don't want to go to the trouble of editing a web page, and I am certain that I cannot flip a style-sheet (CSS) locally, but I wondered whether, in the 25 years since I compiled my first web page, whether web pages had gotten smart enough for me to trick them.
I do not spend a lot of time designing web pages, and thought that perhaps, progress had passed me by.

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Firefox lets you override the colors specified by the website, but it is a browser-wide setting so it would apply to ALL sites...
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HansV wrote:
04 Sep 2021, 12:53
Firefox lets you override the colors specified by the website, but it is a browser-wide setting so it would apply to ALL sites...
Thank you Hans.
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I am on my way ...
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Algerian, no less... :hairout:
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HansV wrote:
04 Sep 2021, 14:46
Algerian, no less... :hairout:
Yes, but now that I have set the Font.Color to white, it doesn't bother me at all, at all! :hairout: :hairout:
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What?
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ChrisGreaves wrote:
04 Sep 2021, 15:49
HansV wrote:
04 Sep 2021, 14:46
Algerian, no less... :hairout:
Yes, but now that I have set the Font.Color to white, it doesn't bother me at all, at all! :hairout: :hairout:
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See? I no longer have to actually read the text to which I am responding! (Althouigh you may not get the joke unless you switch to white text ...)
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You don't even have to read your own posts! :thumbup:
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So, back to topic, shall we? :grin: :laugh:

How about clicking here,
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or pressing F9?

For Firefox Reader View.
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/fi ... -web-pages
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Argus wrote:
05 Sep 2021, 07:58
So, back to topic, shall we? :grin: :laugh:
Do we have to, Argus? It's Sunday ...
How about clicking here,
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This looks promising!
I will reset Firefox to defaults (I have been rather enjoying the barren wilderness of black on Antarctica) and start trying your menu trick once I have finished my second coffee.
Thank you
This could be just what I was looking for.
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