I find the faint yellow background given to "interesting" posts (those that have some of my favourite tags on them) a little too faint. Depending on my angle to the screen, I sometimes can't discern it from the white.

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Anyone else have trouble?

I can see StackOverflow's yellow background colour fine and it's still reasonably unobtrusive. Can we steal their yellow?

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    \$\begingroup\$ I have no issue with the current yellow. I think it stands out pretty well. Perhaps your brightness is odd? \$\endgroup\$ Commented Jun 13, 2011 at 19:08
  • \$\begingroup\$ My brightness is the factory setting on an almost-new mid-range monitor and it's been fine otherwise... Perhaps I am a margin case then, but why not support the margin if it hurts nobody else? As far as I can tell, the StackOverflow yellow hasn't been complained about. \$\endgroup\$
    – Anko
    Commented Jun 13, 2011 at 19:50
  • \$\begingroup\$ The yellow is vibrant on my MacBook (but of course), and my Cr-48 also shows it just fine except as I get out of its viewing angle. I wonder how common a problem this is? Also, Aku, if I were you I'd start wondering what other colors are being dulled or completely missed with that monitor.... :-\ \$\endgroup\$
    – Ricket
    Commented Jun 14, 2011 at 2:00

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It appears that the relevant CSS style classes are "tagged-interesting" and "tagged-ignored" -- if your browser supports custom CSS, you can probably override them to tailor the background colors or whatever more to your needs. For example

.tagged-interesting {
  background-color: red !important;

will really stand out.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Might as well, if the problem is mine alone. Thanks! \$\endgroup\$
    – Anko
    Commented Jun 16, 2011 at 12:17
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    \$\begingroup\$ +1 I can see the yellow fine, but it's ugly. Changing too :p \$\endgroup\$ Commented Jun 16, 2011 at 12:54

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