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Contrast and Thickness of Text is Unacceptably Low

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  • Igcine ukuphendulwa ngu Terry

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Websites displayed in Firefox use ridiculously low contrast for their text. This composition box is a prime example. 30 years ago when my eyes were 30 years younger web sites tended to use BLACK TEXT on WHITE BACKGROUNDS, with fairly THICK FONTS.

Over the last 5 to 10 years websites and/or browsers have adopted much the terrible Apple Style used in its packaging: Light Gray Text on Lighter Gray Backgrounds *and* very Thin Fonts. Fortunately websites/browsers have not yet generally followed Apple's lead to the use of about 4 point fonts.

    I'm using:
         * Firefox Browser 115.0.3
         * MacBook Pro 15"
         * macOS Monterey  ver. 12.6.7

How can I greatly increase the contrast and the density of text displayed by the Firefox Browser?

Websites displayed in Firefox use ridiculously low contrast for their text. This composition box is a prime example. 30 years ago when my eyes were 30 years younger web sites tended to use BLACK TEXT on WHITE BACKGROUNDS, with fairly THICK FONTS. Over the last 5 to 10 years websites and/or browsers have adopted much the terrible Apple Style used in its packaging: Light Gray Text on Lighter Gray Backgrounds *and* very Thin Fonts. Fortunately websites/browsers have not yet generally followed Apple's lead to the use of about 4 point fonts. I'm using: * Firefox Browser 115.0.3 * MacBook Pro 15" * macOS Monterey ver. 12.6.7 How can I greatly increase the contrast and the density of text displayed by the Firefox Browser?

Okulungisiwe ngu Thomas A. Panfil

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Is it possible that your system settings affect what you see? I ask because I seldom encounter the problem.

In Firefox Settings what do you have on the General page > Language and appearance > Colours?

The articles linked below may help. You might also like the extension linked below.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/change-fonts-and-colors-websites-use https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/change-web-appearance-settings-firefox https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/font-contrast-fix/


It is possible to set font-weight and font colours using a file userContent.css which you have to create. You can also use bookmarklets.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/bookmarklets-perform-common-web-page-tasks

Okulungisiwe ngu Terry