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Browser and website text too faint to read

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As an example: In my browser (in green) it shows a 'padlock' Mozilla foundation (US) [in black text] https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions

the https:// portion is so faint I can hardly see it, the mozilla.org is darker then the rest of it gets faint and unreadable again. In the search box it says "search" but is so faint I can hardly see the word. What I type in is fine though. When I am on a site that I need to fill in with information, such as name, address, etc there is usually a box to type in and you can't even see where that box is.

I can't figure out why this has occurred suddenly. Can anyone help?

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Type about:preferences#content<enter> in the address bar. Across from fonts and colors, press the Advanced button. On the bottom, turn on Allow Web Sites To Choose Their Own.

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You can set the browser.urlbar.formatting.enabled pref to false on the about:config page to disable the highlighting of the domain and see the full URL more clearly. You can set the browser.urlbar.trimURLs pref to false on the about:config page to see the http: protocol on the location bar and in the pop-up if you hover a link.


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You can look at this extension to adjust the font size in the user interface.

You can set a global zoom that modifies layout.css.devPixelsPerPx via the Options/Preferences of the extension (about:addons or the Tools menu). Modifying layout.css.devPixelsPerPx acts as a global zoom and affects the user interface and web pages and you may have to adjust the appearance of web pages.

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I don't understand what you mean by browser.urlbar.formatting.enabled. I did add an attachment.

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browser.urlbar.formatting.enabled is about a pref that you can find on the about:config page. This specific prefs controls whether to highlight the top level domain part of the URL or show the entire URL clearly.

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I'll be careful" to continue.


I don't know if it is easy to adjust the text color of the search bar on the about:newtab page that shows in the screenshot.

You can look at the NoSquint extension to set font size (text/page zoom) and text color on web pages.

I do not know if it includes about pages like about:newtab and about:home.

The Theme Font & Size Changer extension I mentioned above has settings for colors and font sizes of elements in the user interface.