Opera offers brilliant incremental search while searching ona website but when it comes to source searching ( Right button click -> Source -> Search ) it is not so beautiful.

By default : when you search for a word in Source it highlights with nearly transparent grey color which is really hard to distinguish from normal text.

Does anyone know how to change this - the highlight color ?

P.S. I am using 11.61, build 1250

  1. Unpack and open file "skin.ini" from your current skin pack: opera:config#UserPrefs|ButtonSet Standard path is C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\skin\standard_skin.zip\skin.ini
  2. Close Opera.
  3. In [Generic] add Selected Text bgcolor nofocus = #your hex color for example #F0FF00

Example of skin.ini

Save and pack it back to standard_skin.zip and launch Opera

  • hmmm.. somehow this does not work for me :/
    – Patryk
    Feb 19 '12 at 8:20
  • @Patryk It works fine for me (Opera 11.61 @ Win XP, default skin). Could you upload your skin.ini? I'll check it.
    – zielak
    Feb 20 '12 at 17:35
  • I use the same verison as you and Win 7 link to pastebin and I keep my skin in C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\skin\standard_skin.zip
    – Patryk
    Feb 20 '12 at 18:12
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    You have Selected Text background color nofocus instead Selected Text bgcolor nofocus
    – zielak
    Feb 20 '12 at 19:22
  • I have tried this before but somehow didn't work and now when I changed it back to bgcolor it works. Thanks!
    – Patryk
    Feb 20 '12 at 20:45

I suggest to use Preferences > Programs > Advanced > Choose application for viweing source and choose a feature-rich app (Like notpade++) for source viewing instead of manually changing colors.

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