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Using your own settings

Normally web pages are displayed in your web browser using fonts, font sizes and colours chosen by the web sites authors.

However, most web browsers now allow you to override this and set your own preference, so every web site you visit will use your choice of font, font size and text/background colour.

Below there is an quick guide on accessing this feature in the most popular web browsers. More detailed information on setting your own font and colour choices can usually be found in help menu of your web browser program:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer: PC Users: Go to the "Tools" menu, select "Internet options" link. The buttons to select colours, fonts and other accessibility options are at the bottom of the Internet Options window that appears. Mac Users: Go to the "Explorer" menu (or "File" menu if using MacOs 9) and choose the "Preferences" link. In the window that appearts, to change the colours choose the "Web Content" link on the left or to change the font choose the "Language/Fonts" link on the left.
    Visit Internet Explorer support web site
  • AOL: On the AOL browser toolbar select the "My AOL" icon, then select "Preferences" and finally, click on the "www" or "Internet Properties" button. You should now be able to change your internet options which includes fonts and colours.
    Visit AOL help web site
  • Netscape: PC Users: Go to the "Edit" menu and choose the "Preferences" option. Mac Users: Go to the "Netscape" menu (or "File" menu if using MacOs 9) and choose the "Preferences" link. In the window that appears choose the "Appearance" link on the left (you may need to click this link twice to show the links for fonts and colours), you should be able then choose these items to change.
    Visit Netscape help web site
  • Mozilla: PC Users: Go to the "Edit" menu and choose the "Preferences" option. Mac Users: Go to the "Mozilla" menu (or "File" menu if using MacOs 9) and choose the "Preferences" link. In the window that appears choose the "Appearance" link on the left (you may need to click this link twice to show the links for fonts and colours), you should be able then choose these items to change.
    Visit Mozilla support web site
  • Firefox: PC Users: Go to the "Tools" menu and select the "Options" link. Mac Users: Go to the "Firefox" menu and select the "Preferences" link, which should open the Options window. Click the "General" icon on the top left, then click the "Fonts & Colours" button to bring up the window where you can choose your own fonts and colours.
    Visit Firefox support web site
  • Safari: Mac Users: Go to the "Safari" menu, select the "Preferences" option. Click on the "Appearance" icon to select the font and size. You can also select your own stylesheet from the "Advanced" icon.
    Visit Safari help web site
  • Opera: PC Users: Go to the "Tools" menu and select the "Preferences" link. Mac Users: Go to the "Opera" menu (or "File" menu if using MacOs 9) and select the "Preferences" link, which should open the Preferences window. To change the fonts select the "Fonts" option from the left menu, to change the colours or use your own stylesheet choose the "Page Style" option from the left menu.
    Visit Opera support web site

The Independent Living Funds is now closed 2016
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