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Version 73.0 I need to Disable background images

Greetings In version 73.0 of Feb 11, 2020 Mozilla introduced a “readability backplate” solution which places a block of background color between the text and background i… (read more)

Greetings In version 73.0 of Feb 11, 2020 Mozilla introduced a “readability backplate” solution which places a block of background color between the text and background image. As a Low vision individual I do rely on Windows High contrast black theme to remove any bright color blocks from the screen background. Unfortunately the new Readability backplate feature brings these color blocks back which actually make websites harder for me to read. For example buttons, image blocks with or without wording now appear in white background which is precisely what I need to move away from. Can I disable the readability backplate or disable background images? In the mean time how do I go back to version 72.# please? Thank you

Asked by laurentrusse 1 year ago

Answered by RobertJ 1 year ago

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The most recent "upgrade" makes unreadable many web pages. How to undo this "upgrade"?

""Many users with low vision rely on Windows' High Contrast Mode to make websites more readable. Traditionally, to increase the readability of text, Firefox has disabled … (read more)

""Many users with low vision rely on Windows' High Contrast Mode to make websites more readable. Traditionally, to increase the readability of text, Firefox has disabled background images when High Contrast Mode is enabled. With today’s release of Firefox 73, we introduce a “readability backplate” solution which places a block of background color between the text and background image. Now, websites in High Contrast Mode are more readable without disabling background images."

This "upgrade" has made unreadable many webpages. I have - for years - used a high-contrast screen color set-up: black background with white letters. I used to be able to control the on-screen colors of visited and unvisited links. That control went away a few "upgrades" ago.

This most recent upgrade, make all e-Bay pages unreadable: there are huge white areas, which used to be black.

How do I undo this "upgrade", so that Firefox no longer wrecks my screen-color set-up.

Note: I will not - under any circumstances - address a problem created by an upgrade, by changing my computer's settings, e.g., by editing registry files, etc.

Asked by Jay Simkin 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago