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I tried to create a new firefox profile, but this person's firefox still brings up pages like this. Layout is ok, but colors and link or button formatting is not correct.

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What setting is wrong here? What should I do?

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That looks like the result of High Contrast mode.

Start > Control Panel > Accessibility > Display > Uncheck "Use High Contrast".

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Note that the Windows XP GUI is not affected. This is a Firefox only issue. – iglvzx Apr 10 '12 at 23:37
It is possible to pick the scheme it uses in High Contrast mode... although I think it may be limited to Windows Classic, in which case you do have a point. He created a new Firefox profile though, so it seems unlikely to be a Firefox setting. George, does IE do the same thing? It also listens to the High Contrast setting. – Dagger Apr 11 '12 at 0:19
Chrome does not, don't know about IE. I can check next time I am there. – George Bailey Apr 11 '12 at 12:31
You were right. Thanks. – George Bailey Apr 12 '12 at 0:08

Firefox is overriding colors. To disable this and fix your issue, make sure that you check

Allow pages to choose their own colors, instead of my selections above

under Options > Content > Fonts & Colors > Colors.


Note: you can access this dialog directly by going to:


Alternatively, you can set the following preference in about:config to true:




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