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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
Sad, possibly pregnant and with dental problems. All the more reason to fulfill its wish, poor thing. – Pëkka May 27 '11 at 13:59
"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
You comment your code? Good on you. – user7116 May 27 '11 at 14:04
@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
@MichaelMrozek: Eh, I suppose not... More of an IDE default thing, I guess. – Won't May 27 '11 at 14:16
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
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
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
Now I'm opposed to the green. – squillman May 27 '11 at 14:49
3 comments are always in gray. I go out of my way to make them gray... – Swati May 27 '11 at 14:52
@Swati: FREEAAAAAAK!!!!! – Won't May 27 '11 at 15:02
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
Is that a narwhal, or did a manatee and a unicorn have a love child? – user27414 May 27 '11 at 17:41
No, no, maroon is clearly the proper color! – SamB Jan 31 '12 at 4:36

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 { color: green; }
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Richard suggestion code 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
@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


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
@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. or – 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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