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  1. Andrewdroid

    Andrewdroid Well-Known Member
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    What are options for using the web browser with white text on black? I really want this option because it is so much easier on the eyes and better for battery as well. I've tried this option in the e-reader for reading and it makes a world of difference although its something to get used to a bit.
     

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  2. sremick

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    Don't know of any options, since web pages set the color scheme, not the client. It's the nature of HTML and the WWW.
     
  3. Andrewdroid

    Andrewdroid Well-Known Member
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    There is a high contrast accessibility option in Windows, so yes it can be done. (doesn't work with chrome however). The website sets the colors but these can be discarded.
     
  4. runagate

    runagate New Member
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    This thread is old but if anyone is still looking for a solution to the original question about "white on black" browsing here is my solution:

    1. Install one of the Opera browsers (mobile or mini should be fine)

    2. Create a css file containing something like the following (tweak to your liking), put it somewhere accessible on your phone.

    Code (Text):
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    2. * { background: black ! important; color: white !important }  
    3. :link, :link * { color: #00ffff !important }  
    4. :visited, :visited * { color: #ff00ff !important }
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    3. Open Opera and type "opera:config" into the url field.

    4. Click "Quick find" and type "css" to filter the options.

    5. Tick the "User CSS" tick box

    6. In the "Local CSS File" choose the css file you made earlier.

    7. Save your changes to the config screen.

    8. Restart Opera
     
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  5. eitama

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    This is very cool, I was looking for something like this.
    Works great on Galaxy S 2.
    I am using CM7 stock browser Invert Colors option, but intend to leave CM in favor of Galaxy Note. This just become very critical tweak.

    Thanks for sharing!
     
  6. adotech

    adotech New Member
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    I confirm that this works with Opera Mobile. The Mini version has a stripped-down opera:config that does not allow this.

    Cool deal--I can change it up whenever I want just by editing the CSS file right from my phone and closing/reopening Opera.

    Thanks for helping save my battery and eyes!
     

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