cannot disable high contrast mode

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

Status

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RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
10 years ago
6 years ago

People

(Reporter: thewallguy, Unassigned)

Tracking

3.0 Branch
x86
Windows Vista
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-11-01])

(Reporter)

Description

10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.0.6) Gecko/2009011913 Firefox/3.0.6 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.0.6) Gecko/2009011913 Firefox/3.0.6 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)

When Windows is set to a High Contrast theme, Firefox automatically applies it to all webpages, overriding preferences and document colors.  Also, no non-default themes can be selected.  There seems to be no way to turn this behavior off.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Control Panel>Personalization>Window Color And Appearance>classic appearance properties
2. Set Color Scheme to any High Contrast scheme
3. Look at Firefox
Actual Results:  
Firefox forces High Contrast colors

Expected Results:  
There should be an option to disable this, at least in about:config

Updated

10 years ago
Version: unspecified → 3.0 Branch
This is a mass search for Firefox General bugs filed against version 3.0 that are UNCO and have not been changed for 200 days.

Reporter, please update to Firefox 3.6.10 or alter. Firefox 3.0 is no longer supported and is no longer receiving updates. After you update, please create a fresh profile, http://support.mozilla.com/kb/managing+profiles, and test to see if your bug still exists. If you still the bug, then please post a comment with the version you tested against, and the problem. If the issue is no longer there, please set the RESOLUTION to  RESOLVED, WORKSFORME.
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-11-01]
No reply from reporter, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.12 or later and a new profile (http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles). If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE

Comment 3

6 years ago
No, this is not complete. I have to go on a tangent here and voice my disbelief at this being marked as incomplete due to lack of information. The bug is well reported with clear, concise steps to reproduce it -- and it's been reproduceable since at least when the original poster posted it, including the current build of Firefox Aurora at time of writing (17.0a2 (2012-09-12)).

The bug is simple: there should be a way to disable the default behaviour of Firefox to react to the system theme being marked as a High Contrast theme. The importance of this is elevated with Windows 8 where the only themes which allow the user any control over their colors *are* the High Contrast themes. I would LOVE to use a High Contrast theme in Windows 8 so that the Mail app (and others) are more readable -- but not at the expense of web pages looking like they have been drawn by a 7-year-old with MSPaint.

Please re-open and re-evaluate. Setting the value of "accessibility.win32.force_disabled" in about:config to "true" HAS NO EFFECT, contrary to the name of the setting. This bug should be fairly trivial to fix and has been outstanding for around 2 years now ):

Comment 4

6 years ago
No, this is not complete. I have to go on a tangent here and voice my disbelief at this being marked as incomplete due to lack of information. The bug is well reported with clear, concise steps to reproduce it -- and it's been reproduceable since at least when the original poster posted it, including the current build of Firefox Aurora at time of writing (17.0a2 (2012-09-12)).

The bug is simple: there should be a way to disable the default behaviour of Firefox to reacts to the system theme being marked as a High Contrast theme. The importance of this is elevated with Windows 8 where the only themes which allow the user any control over their colors *are* the High Contrast themes. I would LOVE to use a High Contrast theme in Windows 8 so that the Mail app (and others) are more readable -- but not at the expense of web pages looking like they have been drawn by a 7-year-old with MSPaint.

Please re-open and re-evaluate. Setting the value of "accessibility.win32.force_disabled" in about:config to "true" HAS NO EFFECT, contrary to the name of the setting. This bug should be fairly trivial to fix and has been outstanding for around 2 years now ):
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