How can I turn all colours of web pages into simple black and white, on my web browser?
Which browsers support this (Chrome, Internet Explorer, or Firefox)?
Is this even possible?
Fast-forward a couple years, and this can be done nicely in CSS.
If you need a reusable shortcut that works on any website, the easiest thing is probably a bookmarklet, which can be used for a bookmarklet as if it were a URL. The code:
And the bookmarklet snippet:
I found this nice blog entry which explains how to do it in both IE and other browsers:
"“Grayscaling” in non-IE browsers" (James Padolsey)
The basics for IE specifically:
You'll want to make a custom CSS file and use that in the browser to apply to all pages (look into IE's Accessibility options).
The blog has a demo page for it, and you can download the JS script from there.
I was looking for the same, and have found several options:
The downside is that you need to activate it on every page, and the shortcut is shift+g, which does not work if you're in a text field. And any time you click something, you get colors again.
Will update if I find more.