The search box in the top right of the sites has a white background explicitly declared. If you are using a dark theme for your OS, the default text colour is often white or near white, making it appear as if the search box is not working. Could you fix this?

Possible fix:

Add a color:black declaration for the CSS of #hsearch .textbox.

Also: The Tags box tends to flash white while loading the suggestions.


Text in, but not shown

Highlighted (this would look the same if color:black was applied aswell):


EDIT: The box to type in your openID while logging in is also affected.

  • Pictures added. There isn't much to see.
    – Macha
    Dec 19, 2009 at 16:23
  • Heh... So it's letting the system text color come through, but overriding the background color? Oops...
    – Shog9
    Dec 19, 2009 at 17:11
  • @Shog9: Yes. It's not alone in this at least. Pidgin does the opposite (overrides the text color, and allows the background through).
    – Macha
    Dec 19, 2009 at 20:28
  • This problem was among the many reasons I de-themed my browser when I was running a dark theme. Dec 27, 2009 at 19:01
  • I have the opposite situation: black text on black background. But I have a different suggestion. Instead of setting the colours, just don't set them to anything. This works well with the default settings, but if you set only one, then, obviously, it doesn't. At the very least it could be made an option in account settings... not a huge thing to ask, I suppose.
    – user202917
    Nov 25, 2012 at 14:44
  • @wvxvw Confirming this - have same problem. Jul 2, 2013 at 18:57


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