How to turn off broswer colors September 6, 2002 8:02 AM   Subscribe

How to turn off broswer colors (for those wanting to modify MefI to be more work friendly, a thread that pops up here occasionally). More inside...
posted by internook to Feature Requests at 8:02 AM (7 comments total)

IE- Tools -> Internet Options -> General Tab -> Colors button (bottom left), uncheck use windows colors, set the background to white, text to black. Close. Same window, Accessibility button (bottom right), Under formatting, check ignore colors specified on web pages. (You can even set up your own style sheet here if you want to get fancy). Stick this in your style sheet to B&W all images (if you are color blind like me):


You have to shut down IE and restart to get the stylesheet business to work.

Netscape(6.x, 4.7), Mozilla(0.9.8)- Edit -> Preferences -> Appearance -> Colors, uncheck use system colors, set the background to white, text to black. Directly underneath that there is a fieldset entitled 'When a webpage provides it own colors and background", select the radio buton 'Use my chosen colors, ignoring the colors specified". Note: under NS 4.7 the override option is titled 'Always use my colors, overriding document'

Opera- File -> Preferences -> Fonts and Colors, Choose background color of white. click Page Style, under Author mode check 'My fonts and colors', uncheck page fonts and colors. You can also specify your own style sheet here, but the directx b&w transform won't work.

If you are using some other browser... what are you using?

Just an FYI.
posted by internook at 8:02 AM on September 6, 2002

ok, the B&W images thing is just cool, I had no idea I could do that, but other than that, isn't all this what lo-fi MeFi is for?
posted by GeekAnimator at 8:07 AM on September 6, 2002

Lofi mefi doesn't work on MeTa, it doesn't recognize your login, and it doesn't open up a post window at the bottom of threads. If you want to post you have to open up the real MeFi to do it.

At least for me (IE6).
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 8:14 AM on September 6, 2002

What is lo-fi MeFi?
posted by internook at 9:50 AM on September 6, 2002

Lo-fi Mefi:
posted by timeistight at 10:03 AM on September 6, 2002

oh. bummer that it doesn't work with the full functionality. cool, tho.
posted by internook at 10:12 AM on September 6, 2002

Lo-fi MeFi also includes deleted posts and threads, for anyone who didn't know.
posted by mediareport at 11:08 AM on September 6, 2002

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