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Edit Icons go Blank When People Turn Colors Off

Dan Allen

Active member
XF edit control icons become blank when people turn off their site colors. I never heard of people doing this before, but evidently, some people with seeing problems do this

Here is what XF text editor looks like when colors are turned off:

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Well-known member
If you're just looking for something extremely basic--in other words, just a simple re-color--I can whip up a black and white style.

Dan Allen

Active member
I misstated the report. The report says most browsers, not most sites, have an option for turning off colors and background images for people with certain kinds of vision problem. The problem is that XF edit control icons use background images, so when colors are turned off, the edit control icons go blank. Here is a screenshot of this. I installed an addon to Firefox to check this out


For kicks, I took a look at tinymce and with colors turned off, here is what you get:


XenForo developer
Staff member
Here is a screenshot of this. I installed an addon to Firefox to check this out
This is really a problem with the Firefox add-on. It's removing any "background" image which is an incredibly common technique and is used here. There isn't really anything we can do about it (we can't really support browser extensions that make arbitrary changes to the page HTML/CSS).