IE rendering differently on two computers

Posted on 2007-08-06
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
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    Accepted Solution

    >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

    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

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

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