Here's our Internet Explorer Tip for.. September 4, 1997
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Make sure you're seeing ALL the text
Web pages come in all flavors, with wildly varying backgrounds and colors. Sometimes the combination of backgrounds and colors makes it hard to see all of the text, particularly on pages that use black as a background color. As a result, sometimes the text isn't as readable as it should be and you may even miss some if the text color is also set to a dark color. Text links in particular can be a problem since mose browsers display these links as a dark blue by default.
If you find such a site, there's an easy way to make sure you're seeing everything you should be. Simply choose Select All from the Edit menu and all of the test on the page will be highlighted. You can also use the speed key combination of Ctrl+A. This is also a good way to tell the difference between actual text and images of text.