Netscape, Firefox or Mozilla on a MAC

You can change the text (font) 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 either:

 

a.   Your mouse, or
b.   Your keyboard

 

Using your mouse:

  1. Click the 'Firefox' menu.
  2. Click on 'Preferences'.
  3. Make sure the 'Content' tab is selected and if not click on it.
  4. Under 'Fonts and Colors' click on 'Colors'.
  5. To change your text colour, click the colour swatch next to the 'Text:' heading and click on the colour you want to use.
  6. To change background colour, click the colour swatch next to the 'Background:' heading and click on the colour you want to use.
  7. Make sure the 'Use system colors' checkbox is unchecked by clicking on it.
  8. Next make sure the 'Allow pages to choose their own colors, instead of my selections above' checkbox is turned off.
  9. Click on the 'OK' button, and then on the 'OK' button again to return to Firefox.
  10. Click on the 'Reload current page' button on the Navigation toolbar to reload the page with your colour settings.

Using your keyboard:

  1. Press 'Ctrl' + 'F2' to highlight the menu bar and then press the right arrow to highlight the 'Firefox' menu.
  2. Press the down arrow to highlight 'Preferences' and then press 'Enter'.
  3. Make sure the 'Content' tab is selected. If not use the left / right arrow keys to select it.
  4. Use the 'Tab' key to highlight the 'Colors' button and press the 'Spacebar' to select.
  5. For your text colour, press 'Tab' to jump to it and press the 'Spacebar' to bring up the colour swatch.
  6. Use the cursor keys to browse the list of colours and when the colour you want is highlighted press 'Enter'.
  7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 to change the background color.
  8. Make sure the 'Use system colors' checkbox is unchecked by using 'Tab' to navigate to the checkbox and press 'Spacebar' (if it is selected).
  9. Next make sure the 'Allow pages to choose their own colors, instead of my selections above' checkbox is turned - 'Tab' to the checkbox and press 'Spacebar' to turn it off (uncheck the box).
  10. Press 'Enter' and then press 'Apple' + 'W' to return to Firefox.
  11. Finally press 'Apple' + 'R' to reload the page with your colour settings.