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I'm pretty sure just about everybody in the universe who codes c# has configured their code comments to be green. In fact, I don't know any language where people tend to color their comments in something other than a shade of green. Except on StackOverflow.

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Please don't make the code narwhal sad. Change the CSS for code comments to a lovely shade of green! Like sea green, algea green, or maybe seaweed green.

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Sad? More like preggers there. –  random May 27 '11 at 13:54
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Sad, possibly pregnant and with dental problems. All the more reason to fulfill its wish, poor thing. –  Pëkka May 27 '11 at 13:59
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"I don't know any language where people tend to color their comments in something other than a shade of green". Er. Is this really a language thing? –  Michael Mrozek May 27 '11 at 14:00
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You comment your code? Good on you. –  user7116 May 27 '11 at 14:04
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@random: Code narwhal spends lots of time in his cubicle, drinking soda. He doesn't get much exercise anymore. –  Won't May 27 '11 at 14:15
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@MichaelMrozek: Eh, I suppose not... More of an IDE default thing, I guess. –  Won't May 27 '11 at 14:16
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Mine are gray, I use an theme derived from Expression. I wouldn't be opposed to the green, though. –  squillman May 27 '11 at 14:39
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Mine are also gray, I'm using a custom Oblivion theme, so they blend better into the background (where comments belong, in my opinion, they should help, not distract from code). –  Time Traveling Bobby May 27 '11 at 14:43
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Wouldn't you know the freaks who don't have green comments would come out of the woodwork. Freaks. –  Won't May 27 '11 at 14:47
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Now I'm opposed to the green. –  squillman May 27 '11 at 14:49
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But...my comments are always in gray. I go out of my way to make them gray... –  Swati May 27 '11 at 14:52
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@Swati: FREEAAAAAAK!!!!! –  Won't May 27 '11 at 15:02
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The narwhal is not fat, or pregnant; it's just that outside the water the gravity has that effect. Or that, or we would be wearing a diving mask. –  kiamlaluno May 27 '11 at 15:14
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Is that a narwhal, or did a manatee and a unicorn have a love child? –  user27414 May 27 '11 at 17:41
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No, no, maroon is clearly the proper color! –  SamB Jan 31 '12 at 4:36

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For your convenience, here's a quick and dirty userscript that changes the code comments color to green (only on Stack Overflow):

Green Comments

it does nothing more than simply adding this global style:

code span.com { color: green; }
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Richard suggestion code span.com ensure that only code comments are highlighted correctly. –  Loïc Wolff May 27 '11 at 15:23
    
@Loïc: I don't think that it's really necessary, as the current gray color is also defined on the global .com class in all.css on Stack Overflow, but I updated the script and my answer anyway ;-) –  fretje May 27 '11 at 15:36
    
+1 for doing work for me. However, I wish to impose my will over all, lest any narwhal be denied green comments, so no accept for you! –  Won't May 27 '11 at 15:44
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@Won't: No problemo, the accept should indeed go to a permanent fix for everyone (I also don't like my comments gray), but in the mean time, it's at least a solution for some narwals out there... –  fretje May 27 '11 at 15:46
    
All of my unicorns approve this. –  Octavian Damiean Jan 31 '12 at 10:53

If your browser (or extensions) are up to it applying a user style to the CSS selector

code span.com

will override the default styling.

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Work? You want me to do work to fix this?? –  Won't May 27 '11 at 14:46
    
Heinous. Simply, heinous... –  squillman May 27 '11 at 14:57
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@Won't So you're on SO but so don't want a bit of (declarative) programming? :-) –  Richard May 28 '11 at 8:05
    
Well, fretje posted not only a whole rule but also some userscript to apply it. You could have at least written the rule, if not the mozilla-specific boilerplate to ensure it's used only for SE sites (which would anyway be likely to miss some of less-well-known 2nd-level domain names, e.g. askubuntu.com or stackapps.com). –  SamB Jan 31 '12 at 4:33

For those of a chrome persuasion, I've just put together a little extension to make the comments green.

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