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I find the text color on cs.SE hard to read on white background, is there a way to change either the foreground or background color to something else, without resorting to user css scripts? I don't see such options anywhere but maybe they still exist?

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  • $\begingroup$ Why do user styles not solve your problem? $\endgroup$
    – Raphael Mod
    Jun 24 '20 at 21:28
  • $\begingroup$ @Raphael Because I am asking for an "official" way?? Sure user styles could solve the problem, but there shouldn't be a problem in the first place. Also I switch between computers so something tied to my account, instead of to the browser, would be preferrable. $\endgroup$
    – kutschkem
    Jun 25 '20 at 6:06
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    $\begingroup$ I see where you're coming from. 1) There are ways to request changes to the official themes. In the past, responses have been non-existing. 2) SO has been extremely conservative with adding user preferences. While they have loosened their stance somewhat, the trend is towards less customization (with good reasons). 3) SO has millions of users. Introducing options for every need is clearly impossible. (4) FWIW, with my eyes, screen and config, I have zero trouble reading Computer Science. So while your problem is real, it is not universal. $\endgroup$
    – Raphael Mod
    Jun 25 '20 at 9:19
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    $\begingroup$ In summary, I honestly think that user styles are a fair and acceptable solution. It's certainly one that solves your problem now instead of waiting for years (which is, unfortunately, the timespan you have to expect for network-wide SE changes). $\endgroup$
    – Raphael Mod
    Jun 25 '20 at 9:20
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Unfortunately, Stack Overflow is the only site on SE that has an alternate color scheme ("dark mode") as a built-in option. There is a request to implement this for the entire network, but it is unknown whether or when this might be implemented.

So, for now, there is no other option than resorting to userscripts. This one, for example, should work on all SE sites.

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