John Morrison

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Name John Morrison
User since March 28, 2009
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

AnyColor

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I like this addon! As a low vision user, I prefer most-- though not all-- of my controls to be high contrast, white type on a black background. AnyColor lets me do that. The fact that it allows fully sighted users to pretty up their browser is an added benefit, though not one I use myself.

There is one slight problem: The Theme Twqeaks window should be resizable. Using my preferred type size, the elements in the dialog don't show more than their first words. A workaround I've found is to go to the "Accessibility" tab, change Font from Normal to something like 12, and use a magnifying glass until you get the tweaks set that you want. Then change Font back to "Normal."

This isn't enough to lower the rating on this fine program, though!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.1). 

Gradient iCool (Blue)

Frustrating for low-vision users Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I like a lot about this theme, but why on earth do you change the font size for the bookmark toolbar and tabs? This makes it unusable for visually impaired users, despite some very good design choices in other areas. Please consider fixing this.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.9). 

MidnightFox

Uses miniature font for menus Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Changes user's font size for menus. Unacceptable for anyone with visual impairments.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.090608). 

PitchDark for Fx

Acceptable for visually impaired users Rated 4 out of 5 stars

A decent high visibility theme. I like the fact that it doesn't mess with your menu font sizes.

To really be good for low-vision users, though, I'd like to see:
* Contrasting color in hover (over menus and toolbar buttons mostly)
* Larger scroll bar with greater contrast than dark gold on black
* Acknowledgement of user's OS color choices for menu selections

My search for the perfect high visibility theme continues, but this is a decent one in the meantime. Thanks!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.5.0). 

OldFactory Black

Forces miniscule typeface Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Ugly is in the eye of the beholder, but tiny is absolute. And this theme imposes a miniature font on the entire interface-- which makes it unacceptable for users with any visual impairment. Fortunately I have a magnifying glass by my computer so I could see the buttons to uninstall this theme.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.4). 

Baby Blue

Miniature typeface Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Changed the application menus to a much smaller font than I set up under Windows. This theme is unacceptable for anyone with a visual impairment.

AnyColor

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I do like this extension, and it seems very clean; however I won't be using it because of one oversight. Checkboxes and radio buttons are very nearly invisible unless using a light background color. I wonder would it be possible to make (perhaps under "accessability options"), a highly visible control scheme? I'd love you forever if you could enlarge the check boxes and radio buttons, and make them always black and white no matter the color scheme. And that would help other low-vision users too. Apart from that, the extension is a definite improvement over the default Firefox appearance.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2.5).