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, 2009 at 18:35
  • Puns f-ing rock!!
    – jjnguy
    Aug 20, 2009 at 18:46
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    Hey, could you please link to the offending code?
    – jjnguy
    Aug 20, 2009 at 18:47
  • Here is an example stackoverflow.com/questions/1307353/… Aug 20, 2009 at 18:54
  • I guess I see what you mean. But, I don't think it's that bad.
    – jjnguy
    Aug 20, 2009 at 19:30
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    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, 2009 at 11:59
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    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, 2009 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, 2009 at 16:39
  • I really like the suggestion of optional stylesheets to handle colourblindness.
    – Ether
    Oct 25, 2009 at 16:54

2 Answers 2


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, 2009 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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