Changing grey highlight color in Safari to another color?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Aniej, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. Aniej macrumors 68000

    Aniej

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    When I use the find feature (command + F) while in Safari I keep having the same issue that I would really like to figure out a way to solve. Specifically, because the safari window is technically in the background behind the find box that appears, once the word I am searching for is found, it is highlighted only by a very light grey color. This is of little help since many sites have off white, grey or dark backgrounds which the grey just blends into.

    I was wondering if anyone knew how to change this color that appears to say something like a yellow or green? I know you can choose the color to be displayed when highlighting text when the window you are working in is the primary window, but have yet to discover a way to have the grey replaced by a color of my choosing. For anyone who frequently finds themselves searching for a specific word while viewing a web page, I imagine this is an issue you have experienced before, so hopefully there is a solution out there.
     
  2. Telp macrumors 68040

    Telp

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    Go to system preferences > appearence and then > highlight colour > other =] that should work for you.
     
  3. Aniej thread starter macrumors 68000

    Aniej

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    seriously, did you even read my post? :mad:

    The point is to not have to jump back into safari each time as in when there are multiple instances of the word you are looking for.
     

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  4. osirisX macrumors regular

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    Nope, there isn't a way to change it because that is standard OS X behaviour. You'll just have to wait until Safari 3 which has a much better find system.
     
  5. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    You could just turn the focus back to the Safari window, thus making the first search hit the preferred colour from the System Preferences, then use cmd-G to find additional instances of that search string (no need to go back to the find window for that).
     
  6. Aniej thread starter macrumors 68000

    Aniej

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    Mitthrawnuruodo, you rock! Not only did I not know of command G, but it is as close to perfect as I am going to need. Thanks for the help.:D
     
  7. Telp macrumors 68040

    Telp

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    Hey sorry, I must have misread what you were asking. :(
     

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