A toolbar button / menu item to render all text as black on white

RESOLVED WONTFIX

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Firefox
Menus
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enhancement
RESOLVED WONTFIX
10 years ago
5 years ago

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(Reporter: Dave Yost, Unassigned)

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Description

10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10_5_2; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.13 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1 Safari/525.13
Build Identifier: 3.0b5

There are web pages with text that is hard to read because it's grey text on a grey background or because there's a background image.  I'd like to be able to click a button and zap all text on the page to black on white.

There is already a related usability feature: a menu item to make the text bigger.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/228
2. Try to read the comments.
Actual Results:  
It's difficult

Expected Results:  
Click the toolbar button to render all text as black on white, so readability is maximized over artsiness.

Comment 1

10 years ago
Yes, good idea. Some people make mismatch in colors and I think it should render imagen in B&W too.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9pre) Gecko/2008041308 Minefield/3.0pre

Very occasionally, once in about a year, I see a site with a bad combination like black text on a dark green background. In that case I use a bookmarklet if the site is interesting enough to do the effort.

Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
I think this is not a common enough use case to address it in Firefox. Add-ons/bookmarklets should have this covered, though!
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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