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Customising Netscape 4.x

To change the settings on your browser go to the EDIT menu, and click on PREFERENCES. From here you can make the following changes.

Changing font size

  1. Click on View
  2. Select Increase Font or Decrease Font

You can also change the font size by using the following keyboard shortcuts.

  • Ctrl + ] to enlarge the font size
  • Ctrl + [ to reduce the font size.

Changing the font settings

  1. Click on Edit
  2. Click Preferences
  3. Click on Appearance
  4. Click Font;
  5. Change the Variable Width Font and the Fixed Width Font to the type you prefer.
    (To use these fonts when you visit all websites in future, click on "Use my default fonts" overriding document specified fonts.)

Changing the colour of the background and text

  1. Click on Edit
  2. Click Preferences
  3. Click on Appearance
  4. Click Colors
  5. Select Text, and choose the colour you would like to use
  6. Click OK
  7. Select Background, and choose a colour
  8. Click OK
  9. Click OK to close Preferences.
    (To use these settings in future, click on "Always use my colours", overriding all documents.)

To turn off images on web pages

  1. Click on Edit
  2. Click Preferences
  3. Select Advanced
  4. Remove the tick from the box marked "Automatically load images"
  5. Click OK.

To turn off style sheets or JavaScript

  1. Click on Edit
  2. Click Preferences
  3. Select Advanced
  4. Remove the tick from the box marked "Enable style sheets"
  5. Remove the tick from the box marked "Enable JavaScript"
  6. Click OK.

If you have any problems changing these settings, or if your browser has different options, select the "Help" menu on the browser toolbar for specific instructions.

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Accessibility Links

TechDis - 7 Precepts of Usability and Accessibility

Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0

WAI Resources

Quick Tips To Make Accessible Web Sites

WebAIM - Web Accessibility in Mind

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