[META] Firefox uses hardcoded colors for texts and backgrounds

RESOLVED INVALID

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Firefox
General
RESOLVED INVALID
15 years ago
11 years ago

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(Reporter: sipaq, Unassigned)

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Firefox Tracking Flags

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Description

15 years ago
We often use hardcoded colors for texts and backgrounds which make text
unreadable with OS themes differing from the OS standard.
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Updated

15 years ago
No longer depends on: 220031
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Updated

15 years ago
No longer depends on: 222799
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Updated

15 years ago
No longer depends on: 222793
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Updated

15 years ago
Depends on: 220031
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Updated

15 years ago
Depends on: 222799
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Updated

15 years ago
Depends on: 222793

Updated

14 years ago
Depends on: 232116

Updated

14 years ago
Summary: [META] Firebird uses hardcoded colors for texts and backgrounds → [META] Firefox uses hardcoded colors for texts and backgrounds
Depends on: 249680

Comment 1

14 years ago
This is a big problem with a lot of sites and software, but I don't see it much
in FireFox.  I use a white-text-on-blue-background color scheme, which seldom
fails to reveal this defect.  But the only place I see it is in the Help file,
which has a hard-coded black text color and no background color (which can
result in black text on a black background).

Where are you experiencing the problem in FireFox?

Comment 2

13 years ago
The standard blank start page (about:blank) has a hardcoded white background-color.
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Updated

13 years ago
Assignee: firefox → nobody
QA Contact: general

Comment 3

12 years ago
Our computers run Win XP Pro and XP Home, and we have blue background over black text when we try to print a page from an internet database query that should only have reverse text on the Header (white text on blue background). This did not happen until we upgraded Firefox to 1.5.0.6. The same problem is reported by a laptop user with a Mac OS, also running the most recent upgrade of Firefox. When the page setup option to "print backgrounds" is selected, the whole page is blue, except for the reverse text in the Header, and the rest of the text under the blue, is black and unreadable.

An example of the code to make the Header is below:
<style type="text/css">
<!--
.reverse
{
	font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
	font-size: 14px;
	color: #FFFFFF;
	font-weight: bold;
	background-image: url(bgblue.gif);
}
.normal {
	font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
	font-size: 12px;
}
-->
</style>

(In reply to comment #1)
> This is a big problem with a lot of sites and software, but I don't see it much
> in FireFox.  I use a white-text-on-blue-background color scheme, which seldom
> fails to reveal this defect.  But the only place I see it is in the Help file,
> which has a hard-coded black text color and no background color (which can
> result in black text on a black background).
> 
> Where are you experiencing the problem in FireFox?

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Comment 4

11 years ago
Meta bugs suck and aren't used anymore. Closing as INVALID.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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Updated

11 years ago
No longer depends on: 220031, 222793, 222799, 232116, 249680

Comment 5

11 years ago
"Meta bugs suck and aren't used anymore."

What are "meta bugs", and where is the "non-meta" version of this one then?
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