You can change the text and colours of your browser as well as your computer, keyboard and mouse settings to make the web easier to use.

Making the web easier to use

The BBC website offers advice on how to change your computer, keyboard or mouse settings.

Changing browser settings

Steps for changing the settings of the most common browsers

Microsoft Internet Explorer

To change text style, size, colour, and background colour

  • On the Tools menu, select Internet Options
  • On the General tab, under Appearance, click Colours
  • Uncheck 'Use Windows Colours'
  • Choose the colours you want to use for text, background and links. Click OK and OK again.

Firefox

To change text style, size, colour, and background colour:

  • On the Tools menu, select Options
  • In the Content section, under Fonts & Colours, click Advanced and uncheck 'Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of my selections above'
  • Choose your preferred font and colour options, and click OK
  • Still in the Content section, under Fonts & Colours, click Colours and uncheck 'Allow pages to choose their own colours, instead of my selections above'
  • Click OK, and OK again.

Safari

To make other changes to text style, size, colour, and background colour:

  • On the Safari menu, select Preferences
  • In the Appearance section, make your selections for standard font and fixed width font.