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Old 27. May 2010, 06:08 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Firefox has a built-in facility under Tools > Options > Content > Colors to allow a user to change the background and text colour for all pages. This can result in the loss of some "features" but for pages in which these features are essential, I change back to page default colours. One such example is WOT with a Google search. The pretty rings disappear when I force my colours.

Does Chrome have the facility to use custom text and background colours? Or is there an extension that will do this?

(I'm asking because my eyes get blood red staring at a bright screen for too long.)
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Old 27. May 2010, 11:17 AM   #32 (permalink)
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The comments posted by readers are quite useful. In at least one instance, it was pointed out that an extension was not (or no longer) needed:
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For anyone using "Copy without formatting", note that Chrome has a built-in shortcut for "paste as plain text": ctrl-shift-v.
And then there's this:
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Why use Adthwart, which just hides the ads, when you can install Privoxy, where the ads never reach your browser (or any of your browsers for that matter)?
Seems interesting. Anyone tried out Privoxy as yet?
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Old 27. May 2010, 11:21 AM   #33 (permalink)
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I think Privoxy will be a "fiddler's" delight. The first few lines make it clear that it's no plug-n-play but requires a bit of IQ as well. Maybe that's why I haven't heard of it .

Whether one uses it or not, the manual has quite a bit on how things work. Definitely worth a read.

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Old 27. May 2010, 04:01 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Firefox has a built-in facility under Tools > Options > Content > Colors to allow a user to change the background and text colour for all pages. This can result in the loss of some "features" but for pages in which these features are essential, I change back to page default colours. One such example is WOT with a Google search. The pretty rings disappear when I force my colours.

Does Chrome have the facility to use custom text and background colours? Or is there an extension that will do this?

(I'm asking because my eyes get blood red staring at a bright screen for too long.)
To answer my own question: it looks like the solution involves "bookmarklets".

Now to figure out what those beasties are and how to subjugate 'em.
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Old 27. May 2010, 06:31 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Just in the hope you're not being sarcastic , I too rely a bit on the HOSTS file and rules in my firewall (PCTools) to block some of the easier ads.

If you are looking at HOST files and have some advice I will be grateful but we better do this in the appropriate thread or else ...
No, I'm not being sarcastic. More like throwing my hands up in the air and wishing for a one size fits all browsers solution.
It sounds like you know as much or more than I do about HOSTS files, but we can create another thread for it.
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The comments posted by readers are quite useful. In at least one instance, it was pointed out that an extension was not (or no longer) needed:


And then there's this:
Seems interesting. Anyone tried out Privoxy as yet?
Thanks for the paste tip.
I haven't tried Privoxy, I'll take a look at it.
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Old 27. May 2010, 06:56 PM   #37 (permalink)
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To answer my own question: it looks like the solution involves "bookmarklets".

Now to figure out what those beasties are and how to subjugate 'em.
I have a few sites for bookmarklets:
- CyberNotes: The Best Bookmarklets for your Browser!
- Guide to Most Useful Bookmarklets for Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.
- Jesse's Bookmarklets
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Old 27. May 2010, 07:08 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Hi Rhiannon!

Apart from the bookmarklet option which I haven't yet tried, I found this extension --- change colors at this forum.

Now I'm happy until I dig up a fresh grouse, like the resolving hosts irregularity

I'm also happy to know that I'm not alone in being averse to black text on white background. The nice thing about this extension is that it opens up the little screen in which one can pick the exact shade of text and background desired without bothering about remembering code like #a8a8a8, the grey I like.
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Hi Rhiannon!

Apart from the bookmarklet option which I haven't yet tried, I found this extension --- change colors at this forum.

Now I'm happy until I dig up a fresh grouse, like the resolving hosts irregularity

I'm also happy to know that I'm not alone in being averse to black text on white background. The nice thing about this extension is that it opens up the little screen in which one can pick the exact shade of text and background desired without bothering about remembering code like #a8a8a8, the grey I like.
Good find!
I ran across an extension called Spread that apparently expands any text you highlight to make it easier to read.

Also found this: Adjusting the Font Size in the Google Chrome Browser

and someone created a bookmarklet in one of the Google forums that changes the background to black and the text to green, but not on sites that use images for backgrounds.
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Old 28. May 2010, 12:20 AM   #40 (permalink)
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I just downloaded Chrome today after reading the Windows Secrets newsletter. Is there an extension that would work like No Script does for Firefox? I feel safe in FF because of it.

Sorry if this is the wrong place to post.
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