Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium


IE rendering differently on two computers

Posted on 2007-08-06
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-04-09
I have a page with a form that is rendered differently by two computers that are running exactly the same version of IE (7.0.5730.11).  On one computer the field backgrounds are yellow and the fields have a "sunken" effect.  On the other computer the field backgrounds are white and there is no "sunken" effect.  I'm sure both computers are reading the same page (not a cached page) because if I make a change to the page and repost it to my server, the change shows up on both computers. So what options could possibly be set in IE (or anywhere else)  that cause the form fields to be rendered as  yellow and sunken on one computer and white  and unsunken on the other?

Thanks for any suggestions.
Question by:steva
  • 3
  • 2
LVL 28

Accepted Solution

TName earned 2000 total points
ID: 19642501
>On one computer the field backgrounds are yellow...

Could it be that this computer has the Google Toolbar (or some similar software) installed?
The GT is known to color certain ("auto-fillable") fields yellow.
And in case you're designing that page, "!important" in your CSS might help:
input {background-color:#fff !important;}

Author Comment

ID: 19642813
Yes!  That's it.  I couldn't turn it off, though, with !important. I think I'll just set all my fields to that color. It's kind of nice.

Thanks for the help.

Author Comment

ID: 19642853
By the way, do you happen to know how Google does that?  If you look at the source html for a page that has yellow fields, there's no change to the <input> line that specifies a yellow background color.
LVL 28

Expert Comment

ID: 19644155
I can't test it myself, as I don't have the GT installed, but have a look at this page:


Author Comment

ID: 19648113

Featured Post

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article describes how to create custom column layout styles for Bootstrap. The article uses 5 columns to illustrate the concept, but the principle can be extended to any number of columns.
Originally, this post was published on Monitis Blog, you can check it here . Websites are getting bigger and more complicated by the day. Video, images and custom fonts are all great for showcasing your product or service. But the price to pay in…
The viewer will the learn the benefit of plain text editors and code an HTML5 based template for use in further tutorials.
The viewer will learn the basics of jQuery, including how to invoke it on a web page. Reference your jQuery libraries: (CODE) Include your new external js/jQuery file: (CODE) Write your first lines of code to setup your site for jQuery.: (CODE)
Suggested Courses

577 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question