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Changing background colours

Web browsers can be customised so that website information is displayed in a way that it is easy for you to read.

The two most commonly used web browsers can be updated in the following way:

Internet Explorer (version 6 and later)

  1. Click on the Tools menu
  2. Select Internet Options menu
  3. Choose the Accessibility button (in the General tab)
  4. Select the Ignore colors specified on webpages box
  5. Click OK
  6. Click on the Colors option
  7. Uncheck Use Windows colors box
  8. Select the text and background colours that you wish to use
  9. Click OK
  10. Click OK again to close the options screen

 Firefox (version 2.9 and later)

  1. Go to the Tools menu bar and select Options menu (make sure that you are in the content section)
  2. Go to the Fonts & Colours section
  3. Click on the Advanced button
  4. Untick the Allow pages to choose their own colours, instead of my selections above box and click OK
  5. Click on the Colours button
  6. Select the colours you wish to choose for your text and background
  7. Click OK
  8. Click OK again exit the options menu

Other browsers

Refer to your browser's help menu or see the external links section for help changing your settings in other web browsers.