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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-30-2006, 05:01 AM Thread Starter
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from trying to spot subtle differences in shades of green with my red-green color blind eyes

saw this on another board, had to stop reading twice to get my breath and dry my eyes.

Alas, Gaston

Back to counting drops and squinting!
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Steve; my uncle has Macular Degeneration and a trick
I taught him to read web sights like that is the following;

in your browser click in the top menu
Edit
then click;
Select All
now see if reading gets easier.
obviously this trick only works with
text intensive web sights.

another trick is to use a program that comes with
Windows 2K and XP called Magnifier;
Start, Programs, Accessories, Accessibility, now click
Magnifier
note what's on the top of your screen and how it relates
to your mouse movements.
in the Magnifier Settings on the bottom, try using;
Colors: Invert colors
Magnification level: try 1 and 2.

I hope some of this helps.


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Another thing you can do to help reading text on a site with screwy colors, is to go to your browser's "view" tab, and go to "source" or "page source" depending on which browser you use. It will allow you to read all the text in black and white. You just have to scroll past all the html codes and such.
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I will have to use those tricks The thing that annoys me the most is probably the test kits i can never figure out....what my pH is
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I think you guys missed the point... it was a funny story. It was a diversion from testing. I'm not sure where you got that he needed to change the background color of the browser! The colors at the krib aren't hard to read at all

And yes, that was a very funny story. I can relate to it all too well.


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OMG that was too funny and achingly familiar with a 1& 2 year olds in the house.

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Hmm... My 4/5 year old has NEVER put anything in the tanks without my specific directions (and then only food in the proper portions "One green cookie (spiulina tablet) and a fish square (tubifex worms)").

He only hits the glass at the fish store too... never at home.

I guess I'm just lucky...

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Yeah, it was the test strips that give me grief, not web sites
Sorry for the confusion, it was late and I was tired from asking myself "Is that green?" "doesn't look like grass" "oh well, maybe one more drop will do the trick"
Someone needs to invent testing kits that changes colors like black&white.

I usually just give up with most of them.
Fish healthy <check>
Plants growing <check>
Water clear <check>
Ok, chemistry must be good then!

Ian, that's a great quote, made me smile
"He only hits the glass at the fish store too... never at home."
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