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Blue text where white should be
My website has white text in the gallery menu and with the updated Firefox it is bright blue? www.owingsbrothers.com. I have tried the troubleshooting with the 256 color unchecked, the use website colors, high contrast, page style... Nothing works.
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I'm not seeing anything unusual on the http://www.owingsbrothers.com/ page
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- "Clear the Cache": Tools > Options > Advanced > Network > Offline Storage (Cache): "Clear Now"
- "Remove the Cookies" from sites that cause problems: Tools > Options > Privacy > Cookies: "Show Cookies"
I did try clearing the cache and cookies. Still didn't change the bright blue text.
Modified by owingsbrothers
On my Windows 7 machine, Firefox 3 and 4 both render in blue text that is white on the same pages in Internet Explorer 8 or 9. Firefox 3 shows the same text as white on my wife’s Mac OS X.
Strangely, the owingsbrothers screengrab shown here has the offending blue text down the right side, with the top-line menu items properly in white. When I go to the website itself in Firefox, the offending blue is along the top, and the right-side list is good in white. In IE9, the both sets of text are in white as they should be.
The same problem occurs on Firefox’s own website: In the Überbanner, the Mozilla Firefox logo link is white, the FEATURES, MOBILE, ADD-ONS, SUPPORT, ABOUT, and visit links are blue (on the blue background, which is just wonderful), and mozilla.org is white.
As far as I can tell, all my color-related Windows settings are default and very high resolution. (This is a 1-1/2-year-old HP laptop bought with Vista and a two-month-later HP upgrade to Windows 7.) My machine is already in 100% compliance with the instructions at http://kb.mozillazine.org/Website_colors_are_wrong and http://kb.mozillazine.org/Websites_look_wrong .
I’m not a web programmer, just a user, and I would like to keep using Firefox, but not being able to read the falsely blue text is getting me really down. Can anyone suggest where I might look for places to tweak either my Win 7 or my Firefox to get them to play well together?
Or do I just have to head off towards Opera? ;-)
Thanks for whatever help you can offer.
I finally found what it was that was forcing text to blue! It was the selections I had made in an Add-in called NoSquint 2.1.
I had told it to make all unvisited sites blue and visited site red. Now that I've unchecked the unvistited option (and told it to make visited sites a different color that should be visible on most backgrounds), all the buttons that contain links are now visible.
I donot believe I have an add on called "nosquint". I have had to go back to IE so that I could browse. I have a Mac at home with no problem using Firefox. Thanks for your reply.
Check under Tools | Add-ins and you might find it -- or something else that might do the same thing.
I had forgotten all about NoSquints, but then accidentally bumped into it. You might have some other add-in that lets you select or assign colors to unvisited or visited sites. If I recall correctly, my NoSquint's default colors were blue and red, respectively, and I don't remember whether I had to intentionally select the color-the-link check boxes.
Good luck and God bless! (That is a nice looking site you have, by the way!)