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Can't see what I'm typing here

Nov 19, 2011 5:00 PM

Tags: #background #accessibility #foreground #coloours

When using this forum I can't see what I'm typing into the title box because that text entry field hard codes the background to white but does not set the text colour. Since my PC has the text colour set to white I get white text on a white background.

 

See:  http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG-TECHS/F24.html

 

Same problem on the login page too.

 
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    Nov 24, 2011 2:17 AM   in reply to BJ-012345

    I redirect your message to http://forums.adobe.com/thread/928875. Please follow up there.

     
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    Nov 24, 2011 9:52 AM   in reply to BJ-012345

    You can change the color of your text  by doing this:

     

    1) By clicking on the A icon (see this picture:

     

    24-11-2011 17-48-25.png

     

    2) As to how you change the text color on your login screen is something I don't know.  Perhaps this is an operating system configuration so without knowing your OS it is difficult to advice.

     

    Hope this helps but any reasons why you have this setup on your system?

     
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    Nov 24, 2011 10:43 AM   in reply to BJ-012345

    Use the Accessibility features of your browser to set up a personal User Defined stylesheet which always overrides the web page author's CSS in any web page.

     

    e.g.

     

    the Title box and Login page in these forums uses the <input> tag.

     

    So set up a user defined style for the <input> tag defining a dark background.

     

    Create a user defined stylesheet and add the following code

     

    input { background-color: #333; } /* #333 is dark grey - set to whatever color you prefer */

     

    Then tell the browser to use your user defined stylesheet at all times

     

    e.g. Internet Explorer

     

    Tools > Internet Options

     

    Under "Appearance", click the Accessibility button

     

    Then tell IE where to find your personal (user defined) stylesheet

     

    UD-stylesheet.png

     
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    Nov 24, 2011 11:52 AM   in reply to BJ-012345

    What do you suggest Adobe (or specifically Jive, the authors of the forum software) does to improve this situation?

     

    How should they allow for a user have white text defined in their OS?

     
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    Nov 25, 2011 7:46 AM   in reply to BJ-012345

    Fair enough.

     

    As a workaround, if you specify a contrasting dark background color for the <input> tag in your personal stylesheet as mentioned above, does that make the forum usable for you?

     
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