EDIT: as you can see, the OP is now highlighted a bit more clearly, in 2021! But this may change, or someone might want a more striking contrast.

When the Original Poster of a question comments somewhere on the question page, his name is sort of highlighted:

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Here it was Mitch (in case you didn't notice), who had asked for a female equivalent to guys on English.SE.

I can hardly spot the difference on my monitor; I've tried changing the contrast, but it remains very subtle. I often miss it.

Is there any Greasemonkey script that somehow increases the visibility of this "OP" highlighting? Or is there some other way to do it? Sadly, I can hardly program at all, and I couldn't write a single line in Javascript if my life depended on it, or I'd create a GM script this instant. I live at english.stackexchange.com, so I'm looking for a solution that would work there.


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This was even easier than I thought. Here is what you'll see after installing it:

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You can download the script by clicking here:


Please let me know if it works!

  • @Cer: No problem. Glad it worked. Commented Jun 3, 2011 at 17:34
  • I hate to bother you with this, but... your (great!) highlighting gets replaced by the original when an abridged list of comments is expanded. You will see what I mean when you click the "show all comments" below this question: What the British say vs. What the British mean Do you think it would be complicated to circumvent this?
    – Cerberus
    Commented Jun 4, 2011 at 14:38
  • @Cer: [Slaps forehead]... I totally forgot about that. Let me see if I can fix that. Sorry about that. Commented Jun 4, 2011 at 16:48
  • @Cer: ...and done! Please let me know if it fixes the problem. The download link for the update is the same. Commented Jun 4, 2011 at 17:12
  • Thanks, but, alas, the new version doesn't do anything for me. It is active on english.se.com, but the highlighting is now always in the original format, whether expanded or not.. I have tried disabling all other userscripts, but in vain. I am using Firefox. Would be great if you could fix it! // The asker of the example question above has sadly been chased away in the meantime and so lost his highlighting, but here is another question with expandable comments to test on: Good movies for learning English
    – Cerberus
    Commented Jun 5, 2011 at 0:36
  • @Cer: Once again, sorry about that! I have fixed it now and tested it in Firefox this time. Same download link. Commented Jun 5, 2011 at 2:53
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    Perfect! It works on any page I throw at it now. Your code looks well commented (though I'm not a good judge). I am forever in your debt.
    – Cerberus
    Commented Jun 5, 2011 at 23:14

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