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Look at how awful this looks:

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It's very hard to read on the line you're actually working on.

Is there a way to disable this highlighting feature?

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You can also change the color. – surfasb Oct 4 '11 at 3:13
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If you have the "Productivity Power Tools" extension installed it's an option:

power tools options screen


Tools / Options / Environment Section / Fonts and Colors / Current Line

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My eyes thank you. – Only Bolivian Here Oct 4 '11 at 2:57

Tools / Options / expand the environment section / Fonts and Colors / Current Line - change the background from Default to ... dark gray (or whatever that color is you are using; it doesn't look like pure black to me ...)

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