Changing Colours in Firefox

This page explains step-by-step how to change the text and background colours in Firefox

Instructions

Click the ' Tools ' menu or press ' Alt' + 'T '.

Click ' Options ' or press ' O ' to display the ' Options ' dialog box.

Click the ' Content ' tab or use the arrow keys until it is highlighted (in blue) (see Fig 1).


Fig 1

Click on ' Colours ' or press ' Alt ' + 'C' to open the ' Colours ' dialog box (see Fig 2).


Fig 2

To use your Windows colour scheme settings in Firefox click on the ' Use system colors ' checkbox, or press ' Alt' + 'S' to select it, as highlighted in Fig 2 above.

Next click on 'Allow pages select their own colours, instead of my selections above ' or press 'Alt' + 'A' to deselect it.

Click ' OK ' or press ' Enter ' to return to the options dialog box.

Click the ' OK ' button, or press ' Tab ' until the ' OK ' button is selected and press ' Enter ', to return to Firefox.

Alternatively to set text and background colours just for Firefox:

Make sure the ' Use system colors ' checkbox is unchecked by clicking on it if selected or press ' Alt' + 'S' to deselect it if it is selected.

For your text colour, click the colour swatch next to the ' Text': heading and click on the colour you want to use, or press ' Alt' + 'T ' to jump to the text colour palette and press 'Space Bar' and use the cursor keys to browse the list of colours and then press ' Enter ' to chose the highlighted colour - see Fig 3 below.

For your background colour, click the colour swatch next to the ' Background: ' heading and click on the colour you want to use, or press ' Alt ' + ' B ' to jump to the background colour palette and use the cursor keys to browse the list of colours and then press ' Enter ' to choose the highlighted colour.

Next click on 'Allow pages select their own colours, instead of my selections above ' or press 'Alt ' + 'A' to deselect it.


Fig 3

Click ' OK ' or press ' Enter ' to return to the options dialog box.

Click the ' OK ' button, or press ' Tab ' until the ' OK ' button is selected and press ' Enter ', to return to Firefox.

Click on the ' Reload current page ' button on the Navigation toolbar or press ' Ctrl ' + ' R ' to reload the page with your colour settings.

Note: If this does not work it could be because your computer settings cannot be changed due to local IT policies - contact your local IT support for further help.

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