Rated 4.6 out of 5
4.6 Stars out of 5
- by EarthWindAndFirefox, 2 years agoRated 5 out of 55 Stars. This add-on is the best option in Firefox Quantum for correcting the flawed design of websites that feature barely visible grey text. An alternate add-on with the same objective exists, but it is quite buggy in post-57 Firefox.
The introduction of the blacklist feature in version 1.3.1 further cements Font Contrast as the best add-on of its kind. Thanks to the developer for the response to my previous review, in which I had requested this feature.
With regard to the comment by Joy, below:
The icon in the address bar can be hidden (right-click it and select appropriately). Thereafter, right-click the Firefox titlebar, select "Customize..." and drag the Font Contrast icon among your other add-ons. If you ever restart your Firefox with add-ons disabled, you'll have to redo the part about hiding the address bar icon, as doing so will restore the icon. Ultimately, though, what you want is easily done.
- by Joy, 2 years agoRated 3 out of 5It does seem to solve the problem of the idiotic light fonts on light background, which 20 year olds with excellent eyesight think is cool. I await the day they can't read a page because of their own code. One problem, though. The icon is right next to the URL and before the "bookmark this page" icon, and is apparently unmovable. I'd rather have it over with my other addons, which I keep to the right of the search bar. Right now it's cluttering my address bar.
- by Firefox user 13942403, 2 years agoRated 5 out of 5Ooh thank god, I can't read most websites because the text is too light! Please, keep this addon up to date, it's really needed.
- by recycler.fox, 2 years agoRated 3 out of 5Can be useful add-on for some pages, but is it possible to add 2 options?
1. to hide icon in the address bar (since Quantum not allowing additional toolbars, two icons for one add-on is now too much);
2. to set maximum font size (or exclude header tags?), so add-on don't alter big colored header lines, which make the whole page look unpleasant. Thanks.1. The other icon I personally find very useful to control the strength, although I do agree that the ideal would be having only one. I’ll see if I can figure out something else.
2. That’s a valid suggestion. Remember you can still control how strong the addon is, in some websites I can exclude the headers if I set the strength to 0. You may also set the strength globally in the options.
- by Firefox user 13631884, 2 years agoRated 5 out of 5Back to 5*. Tried it on a few pages and it seems to be working. Thanks. Original Review: It worked great when I first installed it but then the icon didn't activate it anymore. Even online reads that were just text no longer turned black. Tried having it always on. Then the problem became it darkened white on black text to black and that seemed to be unaffected by the slider setting. After days of trying various things I uninstalled and plan to re-install. Hope it wasn't update that caused the problem. If it was I'll disable and watch for next update because I really 5* liked this when it worked. Thanks for developing this to help those of us who detest grey text and a bigger thanks on behalf of those who are vision impaired.It's probably the update that caused the problem. I made some changes that could potentially break the older version when updating. Uninstalling and reinstalling should hopefully fix it.
- by Bluezo, 2 years agoRated 5 out of 5Essential add-on, even if one uses Stylus and particular userstyles.
Would it be possible to add a feature such as making letter a little bit "bolder" ?
In some cases, even with contrast added, letters look very thin ... (I guess it is a choice of web designers similar to the light colors on white background ...)
Have a nice day
- by Firefox user 13518170, 2 years agoRated 2 out of 5Hi
I have added this to toolbar, but nothing happens when I go to a page a click on the C logo, anu help please as I am desperate for something like this, Thanks Ron.Hello, first of all, keep in mind that if you tried it on addon.mozilla.org, Mozilla doesn't let any extension run in this website unfortunately.
With that in mind, try this:
1. Make sure you are running the latest Firefox version (57 or newer)
2. Try to enable on a website with obvious grey text, like goldbrecht-systems.com
3. If all else fails, try the new version 1.2. It's currently in the beta channel but I will release it soon.
- by zic, 2 years agoRated 2 out of 5I've problem with enable for all pages.. It not working.. ihave to always click on this plugin I use FF57
Now input fields haven't contrast but other content yesThanks. Should already be fixed in 1.2. Stay tuned.
New version does not check new elements added to the page. I plan to fix this for next version. If you send info on the website you are having problems at: email@example.com I’m happy to help. Thanks
Also keep in mind you can control how strong the addon is by clicking on the icon right side of the address bar.
- by Hoggy, 2 years agoRated 4 out of 5Even though this is said to be for dark text on light background, it also seems to work pretty well when using some addons for black/dark background with light text. Although it does have some problems/quirks.
When using the extensions "Night Mode Pro" or "Owl" (interchangeably on various websites, sometimes italicized/underlined text will turn black on the dark background.
For an example - when using "Night Mode Pro" on the following website: http://forum.luminous-landscape.com/index.php?topic=121095.new#new
It would also be nice if the toolbar button acted as a permanent on/off switch, and/or was settable according to website domain, subdomain, or url. It can get annoying to always have to switch it on when going to a new website - or even the same website in a new/different tab.
Still very helpful though, when needed.. Even for my dark/black backgrounds.Thank you for the review. Also thanks for pointing out Night Mode Pro, I'm amazed by how well that extension compliments mine when using the "night mode" option that inverts the darkening into whitening.
That italics font issue doesn't seem to be dependent on my app, given that I don't have any special rules for italics. But I'll see if I can do something about it.
The new version is pretty much ready, coming with an options page where you can choose where to enable automatically (given a certain domain, URL, or simply a keyword), and a checkbox to just enable on every website altogether. Life is busy so It's been a long time coming. Expect it in a week or less - depending on the approval process time.
- by vdicarlo, 2 years agoRated 5 out of 5Letting the punishment fit the crime department: The idiots who have been pushing low contrast type should be put in a prison with ones who write novels by pasting letters cut from magazines onto pages (think ransom notes), the ones who stopped using words on signs in favor of hieroglyphs, the ones who make the power switch almost impossible to find on electrical appliances, and doctors who write important medical information in an indecipherable scrawl, and they should all be forced to use each other's annoying work. Review by vdicarlo: Font Contrast Fix has unfortunately become an essential extension. It does the job, and I am grateful to Fushko for giving it to us. Suggestions: global default and settings by site and page, apply fix to text boxes like this one that are currently unaffected while you are working in them.
3/22/2018 - I do not perceive any effect when used on my Opensuse Linux Leap 42.3 XFCE box with Firefox 64 bit version 52.7.2 Seems like this happened some time ago. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling. Perhaps you could post or send me the url of a site where its effect should be very noticable. I would be willing to try to troubleshoot. This extension was too useful to lose. My domain is dicarlolaw top level com where I get mail at my username above.
- by Kyle, 2 years agoRated 4 out of 5This is super clean and useful, except when I am on a page that uses gray text on black background, in which case it makes everything black on black. It would be really awesome if there was the ability to select a custom color if I wanted to.