Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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colour remover

turn pages black and white
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dark blue text on a black background, yellow text with a picture of a tablecloth behind it .. sometimes it seems 50% of all people putting up pages are totally colourblind or have the magic power to discern letters on top of even the busiest background.
One could argue a page with such a bad design is best left alone, but just in case there's something worthwile on it ... why not provide a provision in browsers to quickly change between the webpage's chosen colours and simple black/white.
houbi, Jul 17 2000

Opera http://www.opera.com/
Opera has this feature. [bookworm, Jul 17 2000, last modified Oct 17 2004]

Bookmarklets http://www.bookmarklets.com/
Put them on a little toolbar thingo. [Detly, Jul 17 2000, last modified Oct 17 2004]


       or you could always turn off images and use your own color scheme - conveniently located in the preferences of your browser.
ember, Jul 17 2000

       While we're adding toggles to the browser, let's add an on-off switch for Javascript. I normally keep it disabled (to eliminate those annoying pop-up windows and make the browser crash a little less often), but every once in a while I come across a site that can't be used without it (usually for no good reason). It's a pain to go find javascript in the preferences dialog whenever this happens, albeit not as much of a pain as keeping javascript enabled all the time. I'd much rather just hit a hotkey.
baf, Jan 13 2001

       Baked :) I have these things on my browser - bookmarklets - little javascript thingos. One of them does roughly this.
Detly, Jan 13 2001

       IE 4-5 has the ability to put sites in 'restricted areas' such that they can't use Java crapplets or javascript or whatever. If you use it, doubleclick the 'internet' thing in the bottom left corner.   

       If you really want to read the page, you can ctrl-A and highlight the whole thing. Generally if a page is THAT annoying to read, I don't bother...
StarChaser, Jan 13 2001

       Use those little cardboard 3D glasses with one eye red and the other green. By closing one eye and then the other, you should be able to read the whole page.
DaveSt, Aug 25 2001


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