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DGD
01-19-2006, 02:23 AM
I was wondering what you guys use to turn text a different color, different color back round and color sentences wrapped in "s. It gets hard to read that dang black on white all the time. . .

ip82
01-19-2006, 02:50 AM
I think you can change this only when downloading stories on HD, not whe reading them online.

For page background and text color, I simply change .css files that came with the pages (if you downloaded them properly). If you can't manage, I can send you mine (black background, white text, Verdana font and text size of around 40pt, so it can be read from afar).

As for colloring quoted text, you generally can't do that. As for myself, I was pissed off by some overlong paragraphs with a lot of text, so I wrote a program to color the quotes. I just Copy & Paste (or browse for) a path where the html's are and run it through the program, with setting to color all the quoted texts in light blue (which matches black background).

It's not always working perfectly, meaning that at times it mixes up quoted and normal text, but that's not so important, since the point is to distinguishe these parts, not have them color-coded. I can send you this program too, it's not much (written in 3-4 hours), but it serves the purpose.

DGD
01-19-2006, 03:06 AM
I would appreciate it, thanks. :)

ip82
01-19-2006, 03:12 AM
E-mail?

DGD
01-19-2006, 03:34 AM
You can reach me at DarkHarryFanfiction@yahoo.com .

Midknight
01-19-2006, 09:02 PM
In firefox it's simple.

Tools>Options>Content>Colors

Choose background and text colors, and uncheck the box that says "Aloow pages to use their own colors instead of the ones chosen above"

DGD
01-19-2006, 09:09 PM
This thread is going haywire for me. It always stops at Ip's "E-mail" post and says there's only three replies. . . Could someone IM me the solution since I can't see the rest of the page?

Midknight
01-19-2006, 09:24 PM
yeah I got it check your PMs

DGD
01-19-2006, 09:47 PM
Thanks alot, I just downloaded Firefox and now it's all working fine.

Midknight
01-19-2006, 10:04 PM
welcome

Xantam
01-23-2006, 09:18 PM
Proud firefox user, changed to it after internet explorer kept on running slow and getting all buggy and shit.

Dark Syaoran
01-23-2006, 09:39 PM
I have both. Whever IE is being a stupid little twat I switch to Firefox.

Xiph0
01-24-2006, 01:28 AM
I have both. Whever IE is being a stupid little twat I switch to Firefox.

Ah, opposite here. Whenever firefox craps out ( hardly ever ) I switch over to IE...I just can't imagine no tabbing...*shudder*

Midknight
01-24-2006, 01:38 AM
I have both. Whever IE is being a stupid little twat I switch to Firefox.

Ah, opposite here. Whenever firefox craps out ( hardly ever ) I switch over to IE...I just can't imagine no tabbing...*shudder*

same. IE is teh devil

DGD
01-24-2006, 02:57 AM
How horrible surfing the internet was without tabbing. Just the thought of it makes me. . . makes me. . . :cry:

Narf
01-24-2006, 09:29 PM
Oh man, I love tabbing. It's much better than the days where everything on my start bar was all bunched together.

DGD
01-24-2006, 09:31 PM
Holy crap, I hated that with a passion.

Xantam
01-24-2006, 09:40 PM
I use firefox and I usually turn the background to a cream color and the text blue because it seems to strain my eyes the least.

RagefulLlama
01-24-2006, 11:50 PM
what's firefox? :P

Midknight
01-25-2006, 12:06 AM
what's firefox? :P

sarcasim? or legitimate question?

If it's a legit question, it's one of the most, if not the most popular IE-alternative to web browsing.

http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/

RagefulLlama
01-25-2006, 12:45 AM
Was curious am trying it out now . . . whats the difference between this a IE? Can't really tell any except I can't put my favourites list on the left side of my screen for eay access. . .

Lord Ravenclaw
01-25-2006, 12:47 AM
IE sucks. IE has more [security] holes than swiss cheese, it doesn't follow web standards, its bloated, and it sucks all around. Firefox is far better.

IndoGhost
01-25-2006, 12:47 AM
Was curious am trying it out now . . . whats the difference between this a IE? Can't really tell any except I can't put my favourites list on the left side of my screen for eay access. . .
press ctrl and B

RagefulLlama
01-25-2006, 12:51 AM
Was curious am trying it out now . . . whats the difference between this a IE? Can't really tell any except I can't put my favourites list on the left side of my screen for eay access. . .
press ctrl and B


Already found that :D. It seems to take longer to load pages in firefox though .. . .

IndoGhost
01-25-2006, 12:56 AM
hn...it takes me 1.516 seconds...fasterfox extension rocks :twisted:

RagefulLlama
01-25-2006, 12:58 AM
fasterfox extension rocks :twisted: :?:

Midknight
01-25-2006, 01:00 AM
I've never seen that. You may of had tweaks to IE either you did or didn't know about.

Get fasterfox (its a plug in google it) and choose optimize.

Browsing with Firefox allows me to often open up 50+tabs at once, and they all load reasonably quick enough for me to go through and close the fics that haven't been updated.

Some differences are: better security, better management of basically anything, tabbed browsing, etc.

RagefulLlama
01-25-2006, 01:09 AM
one more thing how do I change the text size in firefox to the IE normal setting the differences in size are giving me a headache either to big or to small. . . .

Narf
01-25-2006, 01:17 AM
Ctrl + - decreases

Ctrl + + increases font size.

Lord Ravenclaw
01-25-2006, 01:19 AM
View -> Text Size

Tabs rock.

RagefulLlama
01-25-2006, 01:23 AM
View -> Text Size

Tabs rock.

I am not *that* hopelessly inept. I mean that the 'normal' in firefox is to big and the one down is too small. they give me a headache :evil: :oops:. was wondering if there was a way to customize it?

IndoGhost
01-25-2006, 01:25 AM
View -> Text Size

Tabs rock.

I am not *that* hopelessly inept. I mean that the 'normal' in firefox is to big and the one down is too small. they give me a headache :evil: :oops:. was wondering if there was a way to customize it?
go to tool..then option..then click on content

RagefulLlama
01-25-2006, 01:29 AM
yay so much better :twisted: now to take over the world :mid3

Narf
01-25-2006, 01:50 AM
Does anyone know how to tweak fasterfox to make it faster?