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Change Page Colours

Introduction

It is possible to change both the text and the background colours of all our pages. Below are details of how to do this in Internet Explorer and Firefox. It is not possible to set colours within Safari. Where possible we have given the keyboard shortcuts, shown in brackets.

Please note, we do not specify text, background and link colours on this site. If you have already specified the colours you require in your computer properties, your browser will automatically pick up your preferences, therefore, unless you need to also change the colour of the table grids you will not need to do the following.

Internet Explorer

  • From the tool bar, select Tools (Alt + T).
  • Select Internet Options (Shift + O). This will open a new window:

Screen shot of the IE Internet Options window.

  • Select Colors (Alt + O). This will open a new window.
  • Uncheck ‘Use Windows colors’ (Shift + W).
  • Check ‘Use Hover Color’

Screen shot of the IE colors window.

  • Select the first of the coloured box (Shift + T). This will open a new window.
  • Select the colour you want.
  • Select OK. This will shut the window.
  • Repeat for the other coloured boxes – background (Shift + B); visited (Shift + I); unvisited (Shift + N); hover (Shift + O).
  • Select OK. This will shut the window.
  • To over-ride the specified table grid colours: select Accessibility (Alt + E). This will open a new window.

Screen shot of the IE accessibility window.

  • Check ‘Ignore colors specified on web pages’ (Alt + C). This will put a tick in the box.
  • Select OK. This will shut the window.
  • Select OK. This will close the last of the new windows and the page should be in the colours you have just set.

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Firefox

  • From the tool bar, select Tools (Alt + T).
  • Select Internet Options (Shift + O). This will open a new page:
  • Select Content on the side bar of this new page (use the left and right arrow keys).

Screen shot of the Firefox options window.

  • Select Colours. This will open a new window.

Screen shot of the Firefox colours window.

  • Either click on the first coloured box, or hit any of the arrow keys. This will open a new window.
  • Choose the colour you want. Clicking on the colour will close the window. Hitting return will close both this window and the ‘Colours’ window.
  • Repeat for the other three coloured boxes. If using the keyboard, you will need to tab to each one in turn.
  • Uncheck ‘Use system colours’.
  • To override the specified table grid colours: select ‘Never’ from the drop-down menu.
  • Select OK. This will shut the window.

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