Internet Explorer on a MAC

You can change the text and background colour displayed by adjusting your browser settings. These settings are adjusted using the menu at the top of the screen.

Here you will find steps for changing text and background colour using your mouse.

Note: There are no keyboard shortcuts for some of the steps necessary to change text and background colour. Therefore, keyboard shortcuts have not been included here.

Using your mouse:

  1. Click on the 'Explorer' menu.
  2. If you cannot see a list of bulleted options under 'Web Browser' click the arrow next to 'Web Browser' to expand the options list.
  3. Click the 'Web Content' section.
  4. Next click the button next to 'Text:' to bring up the Mac OS colour picker
  5. Click the bar on the right of the colour picker to change the brightness level of the colour.
  6. Click on the colour circle to choose a colour - you can also slide around the colours by clicking and holding the mouse down.
  7. When you are happy with your colour choice click the 'OK' button to return to the 'Internet Explorer Preferences' window.
  8. Repeat the steps 4 - 7 for the 'Background:', 'Read Links:' and 'Unread Links:' if necessary.
  9. When you have changed all the colours you want to, uncheck the checkbox next to 'Page specify colors'.
  10. Click the 'OK' button to return to Internet Explorer.