If for some reason you don’t like the default colors used for links and web pages in Internet Explorer, there’s a very simple way to change them to colors that you do like.




All you have to do:

  1. Click on the Start menu > Control Panel > Internet Options
  2. Click on the General tab
  3. Under the “Appearance section” towards the bottom, click Colors
  4. Un-check “Use Windows Colors” and then begin selecting your own

Changing colors

You’ll be able to change the colors for text, background, visited links, and unvisited links. Now, the important thing to remember is that most sites specify the colors that they want to be used. If you want to use your specified colors for all of these sites, you’ll need to override website color settings.

Ignore colorsAll you have to do:

  1. Click on the Start menu > Control Panel > Internet Options
  2. Click on the General tab
  3. Under the “Appearance section” towards the bottom, click Accessibility
  4. Select  “Ignore colors specified on webpages” and then click OK

Now keep in mind, this will override the colors for anything that uses Internet Explorer. For example, I changed my colors and ignored colors specified by sites which also then changed the colors in Google Talk, Windows Live Writer, and FeedDemon. You’d probably be surprised at how many different applications use Internet Explorer after you find that all of their colors have been changed besides the ones in Internet Explorer.

Changing Colors in Firefox

If you’re using Firefox and you’d like to change the colors, under the Tools menu click “options.” Under the content section will be “Fonts and Colors.” Click “Colors” and you’ll be able to change both link colors, and the text and background colors. You’ll also find the option there to allow pages to choose their own colors. Un-check that box if you want to override colors specified by sites.