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I don't want to sound like a little princes lol, but sometimes I have a hard time reading C# code with a green background, the classes, methods and variables syntax highlighting is green too (although a different shade of green), but it still sort of blends in with the background. Maybe making the background even paler would work?


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So you're saying the current background color makes it hard to see sharp? ;) – Donut Aug 20 '09 at 18:35
Puns f-ing rock!! – jjnguy Aug 20 '09 at 18:46
Hey, could you please link to the offending code? – jjnguy Aug 20 '09 at 18:47
Here is an example… – Nathan Koop Aug 20 '09 at 18:54
I guess I see what you mean. But, I don't think it's that bad. – jjnguy Aug 20 '09 at 19:30
I second the request, as for many people from a certain age (usually 40+), distinguishing shades of the same color becomes more and more difficult. This is especially true for shades of blue, but holds for other colors too. – malach Aug 24 '09 at 11:59
Maybe there should be an "I am colourblind" user preference that switches to a high-contrast stylesheet? (or even a choice of stylesheets, for different kinds of colourblindness) – John Fouhy Sep 3 '09 at 22:43
Looks like this got taken care of. Now there's no background for correct answers, only a green check mark. – Carlo Sep 18 '09 at 16:39
I really like the suggestion of optional stylesheets to handle colourblindness. – Ether Oct 25 '09 at 16:54
up vote 4 down vote accepted

We no longer use the green background to denote accepted answer; the green checkmark suffices.

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But it's not blinking! – random Oct 25 '09 at 2:57

You might try using the Stylish extension if you're using Firefox; it allows you to restyle existing pages exactly the way you want.

For example, you could write a rule that looks like this:

.accepted-answer code {
   background-color: white !important;
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