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Despite installing a new copy of Firefox the page style of both Gmail and Yahoo mail is rudimentary at best (see atached) if I can) and both run slow as a slug.

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I've had problems w/YahooMail for a while inasmuch as I couldn't get the full range of text colors, just the "washed out" set. Now there's even less offered (see attached #2) , like say NO COLORS! :-/ (attachment #2). Gmail's offering is similarly stinted - attachment #3.

Reinstalling Firefox has not helped, so what will?? Any ideas will be appreciated in a real and lasting manner. :-)

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hi, please try to switch away from the high contrast themes you are using on your windows operating system. firefox will switch into a special accessibility mode when they are used...

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To confirm it's a high contrast theme issue, try changing this setting:

"3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Options

In the left column, click Content. On the right side, click the Colors button.

Find the heading "Override the colors specified by the page with my selections above:" then click the drop-down control just below it and change the value to "Never". Then OK out of the Colors dialog.

Any difference?

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TheGarpster said

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   To confirm it's a high contrast theme issue, try changing this setting:
  "3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Options
   In the left column, click Content. On the right side, click the Colors button.
   Find the heading "Override the colors specified by the page with my selections above:" then click the drop-down control just below it and change the value to "Never". Then OK out of the Colors dialog.

DONE!

Any difference?

​Hi Jscher​2000, Well, those damned lines have gone (yea!), but I still have only the "muted" selection of colors to choose from in Yahoo. :-(

But we're moving now!! :-)

Got any advice on how to get my bright colors back in Yahoo?

Best Regards Frank S. Wadge

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TheGarpster said

   ​
   To confirm it's a high contrast theme issue, try changing this setting:
  "3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Options
   In the left column, click Content. On the right side, click the Colors button.
   Find the heading "Override the colors specified by the page with my selections above:" then click the drop-down control just below it and change the value to "Never". Then OK out of the Colors dialog.

DONE!

Any difference?

​Hi Jscher​2000, Well, those damned lines have gone (yea!), but I still have only the "muted" selection of colors to choose from in Yahoo. :-(

But we're moving now!! :-)

Got any advice on how to get my bright colors back in Yahoo?

Best Regards Frank S. Wadge

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philipp said

hi, please try to switch away from the high contrast themes you are using on your windows operating system. firefox will switch into a special accessibility mode when they are used...


​'er, thanks Philip. I feel really dumb but how do I "​switch away from the high contrast themes you are using on your windows operating system"​?

In the Control Panel?

Best Regards ,Frank S. Wadge

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jscher2000 said

To confirm it's a high contrast theme issue, try changing this setting: "3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Options In the left column, click Content. On the right side, click the Colors button. Find the heading "Override the colors specified by the page with my selections above:" then click the drop-down control just below it and change the value to "Never". Then OK out of the Colors dialog. Any difference?
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​​Hi Jscher​2000, Well, at least those damned lines have gone (yea!), but I still have only the "muted" selection of colors to choose from in Yahoo.

But we're on the right track! :-)

Got any more of those gems?

Meantime, I'm stuck in high contrast color mode which is not at all pleasant. 

Best Regards ,​​Frank S. Wadge

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Hi Frank, I can look at Windows 10 in the next few days. Which system-level theme are you using?

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jscher2000 said

Hi Frank, I can look at Windows 10 in the next few days. Which system-level theme are you using?

Hi there, I am using no theme at all, per se (you mean the pretty background design, right?), and the only "Page Style​" I am offered is under View and I have a "choice" of either "*No Style*" or "*Basic Page Style*", so I chose "Basic Page Style". Best Regards

  • Frank S. Wadge*
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TheGarpster said

Well, those damned lines have gone (yea!), but I still have only the "muted" selection of colors to choose from in Yahoo. :-(

Do you mean the colors shown here: https://snag.gy/jV7U1A.jpg

Oddly they are much more vibrant and saturated when I view them on Windows 7 than when I view the same image on Windows 10. ??

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Yes, those are them. So I'm not being singled out. :-)

So, how do I replace those "colors" with REAL' colors?
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What if you try disabling color management? You would do that here:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button promising to be careful.

(2) In the search box above the list, type or paste gfx.c and pause while the list is filtered

gfx.color_management.mode - governs application of color management to images

0 = off 1 = on for ALL images 2 = on for TAGGED images (default)

I can't recall whether you need to exit/restart Firefox before this change, or changes to the below preferences, takes effect.

Does that make any difference? Or does it have the opposite effect (making everything muted including photos)?