[Update 17th September 2012: Don't do this! See problems experienced at http://www.metalvortex.com/blog/2012/09/17/1008.html ]
I’ve previously described how to configure Firefox’s colour management features in Windows 7:
- Firefox colour management settings
- Why I use Firefox browser
I noted at the time that Firefox 6 had problems working with ICC v4 profiles and, coupled with the rather sparse support for ICC v4 in other software, I recommended that the user stick to using ICC v2. It has come to my attention that more recent versions of Firefox (currently 13.01) now properly support ICC v4. But Firefox needs to be explicitly configured to support ICC v4; this is done by setting the Firefox property gfx.color_management.enablev4 to “true”. I’m not entirely convinced that we need ICC v4 support in web browsers as most images on the web are untagged. But there may be specific requirements for particular users so lets try to enable it.
Setting gfx.color_management.enablev4 to “true” is easily done; see below.
Type the following into Firefox’s address bar and hit the Enter key:
You’ll then be presented with a huge list, at the top of which is a “Search” bar.
Type the following into this Search bar:
You will now be presented with a list similar to that shown here.
Just double-click on the property gfx.color_management.enablev4 to change it to the value of “true”. Then just restart Firefox.
To check that it all works, point the browser to:
Hopefully, you should see something like this:
By the way, Internet Explorer 9 also seems to pass this test but it doesn’t really, it’s lying. Look here: