This information applies to Windows Internet Explorer 7 and Windows Internet Explorer 8.

Internet Explorer lets you pick which fonts and colors will be used to display webpages. These settings will only affect webpages that do not specify colors and fonts within the page. If you want to use your color and font choices on all webpages, regardless of whether they've been specified by the website designer, you can override website font and color settings.

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To specify website fonts and colors

Follow these steps to choose the fonts and screen colors that will be used for websites that do not specify those settings.

  1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, and then clicking Internet Explorer.

  2. Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options.

  3. To change the font, click the General tab, and then click Fonts. Specify the fonts you want to use, and then click OK.

  4. To change the colors used, click the General tab, and then click Colors.

  5. Clear the Use Windows colors check box, and then select the colors you want to use.

  6. When you are finished selecting colors, click OK twice.

To override website font and color settings

If you want to have the fonts and colors you specify in Internet Explorer to be used for all websites, regardless of the fonts that have been set by the website designer, follow these steps:

  1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, and then clicking Internet Explorer.

  2. Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options.

  3. Click the General tab, and then click Accessibility.

  4. Select the Ignore colors specified on webpages, Ignore font styles specified on webpages, and Ignore font sizes specified on webpages check boxes, and then click OK twice.