Rated 5 out of 5by Kim Aku, a year ago
The most useful extension I have ever used. Saves constant zooming in and out of web pages to read small faint fonts. Wonderfully customisabe, easy to use and light on resources. Many thanks to very capable dev.
- Rated 5 out of 5by Ronald McDonald, 4 months agoThis add-on basically applies a high-contrast theme to site fonts, getting rid of the boring gray text that so many sites are filled with (which I only realized when I started using this). It works perfectly and you can easily turn it off and on for different pages. You can also whitelist or blacklist sites so that sites you visit regularly look good with no fiddling required. There are plenty of settings to mess with though if you want. On default settings it's actually pretty smart about where it applies the contrast fix--it doesn't blacken links or text that's supposed to be colorful, and it has made everything easier to read for me so far. You might think it would look janky but actually, everything looks cooler when the text has some weight and doesn't blend in with the background. It's a subtle "digital" aesthetic. Perfect add-on.
- Rated 4 out of 5by Barry, 4 months agoWorks well, except for sites which abuse the !important tag in their css. For example
the reviews on www.wilko.com. It's littered with !important tags. I was able to temporarilly make the pale grey text black by deleting one "!important" from a tag in the Firefox console, thus proving the point. Perhaps there's a way to override these evil tags in the addon?
- Rated 5 out of 5by Pierre, a year agoIt's challenging reading grey font on a white background, and this is the best solution I've found so far. Looking forward to testing it out thoroughly. Curiously, the only page it hasn't worked on so far is the mozilla add ons page (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/font-contrast-fix). Perhaps I'm doing something wrong?
- Rated 5 out of 5by Crumb, 2 years agoThis addon makes reading much easier, I appreciate it. A small improvement would be welcome: when activated, it does not affect the text of unfolded comments in livejournal.
- Rated 5 out of 5by Firefox user 15129930, 2 years agoCan Someone explain what is the difference between Increase font (%) and Threshold (px)?
Developer responseposted 2 years agoThe first increases fonts by a given percentage. The second determines the maximum font size the percentage applies to. E.g. with a threshold of 12 px, only fonts that are 12 pixels or below get enlarged.
- Rated 5 out of 5by Firefox user 15056220, 2 years agoI finally gave in and switched to Firefox Quantum as my default browser, and am grateful to Fushko for Font Contrast. Chromium (Chrome minus Google elements) has a similar High Contrast extension, but it affects all page elements, ruining most images. This extension is well-designed, easy to configure, and -- understanding that this can be a complex feature -- I'm glad to see that the developer is very responsive to user feedback.
- Rated 3 out of 5by Firefox user 12812696, 3 years agoI could be mistaken, but I think the "Form Border" option is only available via the options button in the address bar (popup panel). It's missing when accessing the settings through the addon manager. I think I'm using the latest version of the extension. My machine runs Firefox 56.0.2 64-bit on Windows 7 64-bit platform. The issue could be with my outdated version of Firefox - which I deliberately don't want to upgrade. Aside from that, this extension is absolutely awesome! Love the toggle on/off option.
This is a second review unrelated to my first. I wanted to make a suggestion. In the options, the word "dims" is a little ambiguous. I wonder if you might change the text of your hover help tip for "ADVANCED MODE" to read: "Darkens text to a deeper shade of its color instead of black"? then maybe label the "BRIGHTNESS %" option below "DARKNESS %" instead? Maybe it's just me, but using "DIMS" in tandem with "BRIGHTNESS" is perplexing. Love the addon otherwise!You are right, "form border" is intentionally missing from the global options. The reason is because the feature is experimental and doesn't work as well as I'd like. But seeing how you find it useful, I'll add it to the global options for the next release.
- Rated 5 out of 5by Solar Scientist Frederick Ermlich, 3 years agoI trust this developer. He or she was thoughtful and communicated with users. Also, this is simple, robust work. It made text appear black instead of greyed out, like this page requires. Which is stupid. Therefore, I'd bet it's a smartphone stupidity thing.
It seems you have to click the icon on each page opened, which is fine. Firefox 71.0 64 bit.