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Personally, I like light text on a black background for a backlit display. Paper and E-Ink is a different story.

You simply can't please all of the people all of the time, so you have to aim for some of the people most of the time
VERY true. On my Atari ST I used to use White text on a Black background for ASCII BBS systems. Was very easy on my eyes. I am fine with it now but the new look will be interesting for sure.

On the Amiga when I first got it I was using JR Comm and remember some strange color combos that had when calling BBSs.
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VERY true. On my Atari ST I used to use White text on a Black background for ASCII BBS systems. Was very easy on my eyes. I am fine with it now but the new look will be interesting for sure.

On the Amiga when I first got it I was using JR Comm and remember some strange color combos that had when calling BBSs.
Brings back memories. I believe the guy that wrote JR Comm upgraded it later and renamed the program "Terminus" or something to that effect. I spent many hours using that program and remember it fondly.

On another Mac-related note - we ought to put together a "Show us your Terminal.app" thread!

I have a semi-transparent black background with a green font color. Reminds me of the old WYSE dumb terminals we used to have at work.... pretty sweet.

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I have not set the colors in Lion yet but in SL and Leopard Black with White text like the old days.

I remember Terminus. Used it for sure.
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A fix:

Safari
1. Open up TextEdit > Format > Make Plain Text.
2. Paste the following into the TextEdit window and save it as whatever you want with the .css extension:
Code:
/* http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5110249/wildcard-in-css */
div[id*='post_message_'] {
	color:black;
}
3. Go to Safari > Preferences > Advanced > Style Sheet > choose the css file you just saved.
4. Restart Safari and enjoy black text in the posts.

Firefox
1. Go to Home Directory > Library > Application Support > Firefox > Profiles > [the folder here - it differs from profile to profile but should look like a bunch of random characters with .default at the end].
2. If it doesn't exist, create a folder called chrome.
3. Copy that css file you created for Safari to this chrome folder and call it userContent.css.
4. Restart Firefox and enjoy.

I tested both of those and they should work if you follow the instructions.

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Ugh... here you go again, Vansmith. Where's the nice GUI front-end with the toggle, preferably in the guise of a Safari extension?

Your Jedi powers are getting weaker, old man!

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Can we set it up so that people can customize their own themes or something?

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CWA, want to start that Terminal thread? I have my terminal colors pic.

I started one.

Show us your OSX Terminal.

Van take note! TERMINAL!!!
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Ugh... here you go again, Vansmith. Where's the nice GUI front-end with the toggle, preferably in the guise of a Safari extension?

Your Jedi powers are getting weaker, old man!
Challenge accepted?

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CWA, want to start that Terminal thread? I have my terminal colors pic.
Ooooh, are we posting custom bash profiles now? Yay!

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Challenge accepted?

Ooooh, are we posting custom bash profiles now? Yay!
Started one. URL in my other post/
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Challenge accepted?
Man, I really know how to push your buttons, don't I?

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Ooooh, are we posting custom bash profiles now? Yay!
One word: Nerdvana

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Man, I really know how to push your buttons, don't I?



One word: Nerdvana
You've succeeded - here's a Safari extension that changes the colour of the post font to black. All you have to do is install it. Ugh, I can be so easily persuaded to take on these challenges. Haha.

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You've succeeded - here's a Safari extension that changes the colour of the post font to black. All you have to do is install it. Ugh, I can be so easily persuaded to take on these challenges. Haha.
OMG, that is awesome!

There ya go, ceejay - all you have to do is persuade Van. Call his Jedi powers into question!

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Van, I am BEYOND impressed!!! Thank you!

Installed it. WOW. Come to Modesto so I can buy you dinner!
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OMG, that is awesome!

There ya go, ceejay - all you have to do is persuade Van. Call his Jedi powers into question!
It does seem to work well. I'll have to let my supervisor know about this.

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Van, I am BEYOND impressed!!! Thank you!

Installed it. WOW. Come to Modesto so I can buy you dinner!
Free dinner? This might have been worth it!

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I'm likewise impressed! Great job Van!
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