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Instructions on how to change the text and background colours in Internet Explorer on your PC

Can be found on Microsoft's website here. (clicking link opens Microsoft's site)

Instructions on how to change the text and background colours in Internet Explorer 10.x on your PC

Earlier versions

Instructions on how to change accessibility settings in earlier versions of Internet Explorer on your PC

No.    
1.

On the Start menu:

Select Internet Explorer 8.

Display the Start menu by pressing the Windows logo key.

Select Internet Explorer 8 by using the arrow keys, then ENTER.

2

In Internet Explorer 8:

Select the Tools menu.
Select Internet Options

In Internet Explorer 8:

Select the Tools menu, by pressing ALT+O.
Select Internet Options by pressing O.

3.

On the General tab:

Select the Accessibilitybutton.

On the General tab:

Select the Accessibility button by pressing ALT+E.

4.

Under Formatting, select:

Ignore colors specified on webpages if you want your browser to ignore colors specified on webpages.
Ignore font styles specified on webpages if you want your browser to ignore font styles specified on webpages.
Ignore font sizes specified on webpages if you want ignore font sizes specified on webpages.

Under Formatting, select:

Ignore colors specified on webpages if you want your browser to ignore colors specified on webpages, by pressing ALT+C.
Ignore font styles specified on webpages if you want your browser to ignore font styles specified on webpages, by pressing ALT+S.
Ignore font sizes specified on webpages if you want your browser to ignore font sizes specified on webpages, by pressing ALT+Z.

5.

To format webpages using your own style sheet, under User style sheet, select:

Format documents using my style sheet.
Style sheet, then type the name of your style sheet, or navigate to it by selecting theBrowse button.

To format webpages using your own style sheet, under User style sheet, select:

Format documents using my style sheet by pressing ALT+D.
Style sheet, by pressing ALT+T, then type the name of your style sheet, or navigate to it by selecting the Browse button by pressing ALT+B.

Change the Browser Settings

No.    
1.

On the Start menu:

Select Internet Explorer 8.

Display the Start menu by pressing the Windows logo key  [Windows logo key] .

Select Internet Explorer 8 by using the arrow keys, then ENTER.

2.

In Internet Explorer 8:

Select the Tools menu.
Select Internet Options.

In Internet Explorer 8:

Select the Tools menu, by pressing ALT+O.
Select Internet Options by pressing O.

3.

On the General tab, select:

The Colors button.

On the General tab:

Select the Colors button by pressing ALT+O.

4.

Under Colors:

Remove the check mark from the Use Windows colorscheck box.
Choose a text color by selecting the color box next toText and then choosing from the available colors.
Choose a background color by selecting the color box next toBackground and then choosing from the available colors.
Choose a visited link color by selecting the color box next toVisited and then choosing from the available colors.
Choose an unvisited link color by selecting the color box next to Unvisited and then choosing from the available colors.

Under Colors:

Remove the check mark from Use Windows colors by pressing ALT+W.
Choose a text color by selecting the color box next to Text by pressing ALT+T, and then choosing from the available colors by pressing the arrow keys, then ENTER.
Choose a background color by selecting the color box next toBackground by pressing ALT+B, and then choosing from the available colors by pressing the arrow keys, then ENTER.
Choose a visited link color by selecting the color box next toVisited by pressing ALT+I, and then choosing from the available colors by pressing the arrow keys, then ENTER.
Choose an unvisited link color by selecting the color box next toUnvisited by pressing ALT+N, and then choosing from the available colors by pressing the arrow keys, then ENTER.
Choose a hover color by selecting the color box next to Hover by pressing ALT+O, and then choosing from the available colors by pressing the arrow keys, then ENTER.

5.

To use a color for links you hover over with the mouse,

Select the Use hover colorcheck box, and then select the color box next to Hover and then choose from the available colors.

To use a color for links you hover over with the mouse,

Select the Use hover color check box by pressing ALT+H, and then select the color box next to Hoverby pressing ALT+O, and then choose from the available colors by pressing the arrow keys, then ENTER.

Change the Font Size

No.    
1.

On the Start menu:

Select Internet Explorer 8.

Display the Start menu by pressing the Windows logo key.

Select Internet Explorer 8 by using the arrow keys, then,
Press ENTER.

2.

To change the text size on a webpage:

Select the Page menu.
Point to Text Size.
Select your choice of Largest, Larger, Medium, Smaller, Smallest text sizes.

To change the text size on a webpage:

Select the Page menu, by pressing ALT+P.
Select Text Size by pressing X.
Select your choice of Largest, Larger, Medium, Smaller, Smallest text sizes by pressing the arrow keys, then,
Press ENTER.

Instructions on how to change the text and background colours in Internet Explorer version 7.x on your PC

Open the 'Tools' menu with the mouse or by pressing 'Alt'+'T' on the keyboard.
Select the 'Internet Options' option with the mouse or by pressing 'O'.
Select the 'Accessibility' button with the mouse or by pressing 'Alt'+'E'.
Tick the 'Ignore colours specified on web page' checkbox with the mouse or by pressing 'Alt'+ 'C'.
Click the 'OK' button with the mouse or press 'Enter' to return to 'Internet Options'.

Instructions on how to change the text and background colours in Internet Explorer 5.x to 6.x on your PC

Open the 'Tools' menu with the mouse or by pressing 'Alt'+'T' .
Select the 'Internet Options' option with the mouse or by pressing 'O'.
Select the 'Accessibility' button with the mouse orby pressing 'Alt'+'E'.
Tick the 'Ignore colours specified on web page' checkbox with the mouse or by pressing 'Alt'+'C'.
Click the 'OK' button with the mouse once or by pressing 'Enter' once which will return you to the 'Internet Options' box.

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