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Visually impaired - Wish to change background colors ...

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Hi, What I wish to do sounds simple to me, yet I cannot see a way to do it. I want the title bar to be white with black text, or it could be dark blue with bold white text, either would work fine. I want the menu bars to be on a white background. I want the URL/search box (I use Omnibar) to be white background. I want the vertical scroll bar to be a dark slider on a white background with a thin black border.

Like in the good old days, I think. :)

How? Please ...

Using Firefox 6.02, soon going to 7.x. Win7 SP1 x-64. Using one of the standard, old-fashioned Windows themes, but seems to have no effect in Firefox.

Hi, What I wish to do sounds simple to me, yet I cannot see a way to do it. I want the title bar to be white with black text, or it could be dark blue with bold white text, either would work fine. I want the menu bars to be on a white background. I want the URL/search box (I use Omnibar) to be white background. I want the vertical scroll bar to be a dark slider on a white background with a thin black border. Like in the good old days, I think. :) How? Please ... Using Firefox 6.02, soon going to 7.x. Win7 SP1 x-64. Using one of the standard, old-fashioned Windows themes, but seems to have no effect in Firefox.

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Click Tools>Options>Add-ons

In the Add-ons page, search for NoSquint 2.1.2. Download and install it.

Restart FF.

Go back to Add-ons, click the options in NoSquint 2.1.2. There you can set your default zoom level, page background, text color etc.

I am like you. I don't like harsh, bright or dark colors. I use this add-on and all my web-pages appear the in the same background (slight gray) and the same colored text (black).

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If that extension doesn't meet your needs, you might want to look around this web site.
http://www.accessfirefox.org/

The founder of that website and that project has been addressing visual access needs for Firefox users since 2005.

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Many thanks to both of you!

Amkeew, thanks for reminding me of NoSquint. I was using the zooming features but not the color features, so I set some things there, much easier.

The-edmeister, thanks for the suggestion, I was unaware of that site and will explore further.

But from all that I've seen thus far, I haven't found a simple way just to set the font and background color of the title bar, menu bars, URL bar, and the like. NoSquint does not appear to go there.

Perhaps I'll find an answer in AnyColor, that's highlighted on the site you mention above. Thanks!