Until very recently the "site chooser" dropdown looked the same everywhere for me, approximately like this:

Workplace main

Just now I went to a meta site and saw weird meta-themed colors:

Workplace meta

Holy orange links, Batman! That's new.

So I looked at some other sites, and even on main the chooser sometimes has varied colors seemingly derived from the site theme:

EL&U main

I tested in an incognito window (and not logged in) -- same styling. Firefox.

After posting this (originally just about the site chooser) I discovered that the problem occurs with the global inbox, moderator diamond inbox, and achievements dropdowns too. Here's the last of those:

Beer meta, achievements

(I can't show you either inbox right now without doctoring because privacy, but you get the idea I hope.)

Could we please have a return to consistency? I think this is unintended, right?

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    Can reproduce the color changes, but not the weird scrollbar.
    – Shog9
    Apr 6, 2016 at 2:35
  • @Shog9 what's weird about the scrollbar? That doesn't jump out at me as unusual. (I'm using a Mac, by the way.) Apr 6, 2016 at 2:37
  • Yeah, I figured :) Just having a bit of fun with that, since I tend to forget how different they look for in-page elements.
    – Shog9
    Apr 6, 2016 at 2:40
  • Yeah, I was trying to remember whether maybe you previously didn't use the OS styling for the in-page elements, but I don't have an older screenshot handy. Apr 6, 2016 at 2:41

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Great catch. Looks like some of our refactoring broke some overrides. We're pushing a fix now.


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