Far away from being the most important thread on GIS Meta, but I think it is valid to ask:

Here is a picture that contains an accepted answer in GIS SE and an accepted answer in Stack Overflow. Sometimes (depending on the light situation), i think is a little difficult to see the green box around accepted answer on GIS.

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Is it possible to make the accepted-answer box greener, for GIS SE?

If no, does anyone know a workaround I could use on my desktop/laptop to change this feature without changing to much other settings of colours?

I am totally satisfied with @blah238's answer. This is what I am getting now:

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2 Answers 2


The site was designed one way. You want it to look another way. This is what Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are for. You can either tweak your user agent (browser) style sheets, or use an extension such as Stylish to manage your style tweaks.

Here is a Stylish style you can use, makes the accepted answer background color a bit more saturated:

@-moz-document domain("gis.stackexchange.com") {
    .answered-accepted .mini-counts {
        background-color: rgb(180, 250, 180) !important;

How did I figure out what to tweak? I just used Firefox's built-in developer tools (e.g. Page Inspector) to inspect the element I wanted to change, found the CSS rule being applied and tweaked it in-place to my liking before copying it into a new Stylish style.

There is also now a userstyles.org style incorporating this request. See: User style for commonly-requested site usability enhancements

  • On the Chrome version you specify the URL/domain in a separate box, so you don't need to include that part. Also make sure to check the Enabled checkbox.
    – blah238
    Commented Aug 3, 2013 at 20:49
  • Great!!! This is what worked for me: .answered-accepted { background-color: rgb(180, 250, 180) !important; } Commented Aug 3, 2013 at 21:04
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    Just sharing: this thread has an answer which led me to the final code that set the background color for accepted answers equal to Stack Overflow format (it mentions Cross Validated there, but I also applied it for GIS SE). Commented Aug 5, 2013 at 14:22

While CSS can be used by people to enhance their own GIS-SE experience, I think requests such as this one would slightly improve the user experience of anyone who would prefer to use our site without resort to configuration or customisation.


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