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Removing the text description of symbols on a web page

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On numerous web pages, the text description of a symbol obscures other info on the page. For example, the eye symbol to toggle on/off a password visual in a sign on block is obscured or covered by the word "SHOW". How do I remove these text descriptions?

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It is possible that you see the text because you block the icon that is normally displayed. This can be an image or a special icon font.

Make sure you allow pages to choose their own fonts.

  • Options/Preferences -> General: Fonts & Colors -> Advanced
    [X] "Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of my selections above"

If you use extensions ("3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions) that can block content (Adblock Plus, NoScript, DuckDuckGo PE, Disconnect, Ghostery, Privacy Badger, uBlock Origin) always make sure such extensions do not block content.

Firefox shows a purple shield instead of a gray shield at the left end of the location/address bar in case Enhanced Tracking Protection is blocking content. You can click shield icon for more detail and possibly disable the protection. You can check the Web Console for messages about blocked content.