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Blue text where white should be

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My website has white text in the gallery menu and with the updated Firefox it is bright blue? 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 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"


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I did try clearing the cache and cookies. Still didn't change the bright blue text.

Modified by owingsbrothers

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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 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 and .

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.

God bless!

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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.

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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.

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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!)