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I just accepted an answer to a question, but I couldn't tell that the check mark had changed.

Looking at them side-by-side, it is easier to tell the difference, e.g.:

Unselected

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Selected

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But I could not tell that it was changing when I was toggling it. I thought that I might be imagining things until I saw that I had gained +2 for selecting an answer.

I have never had such doubt when using other SE sites. It might be helpful to other new users so I think that it is worth considering this change.

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    \$\begingroup\$ It could do with being a bit more contrasting - maybe a red would be better \$\endgroup\$ – Jim Jul 24 '11 at 18:26
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    \$\begingroup\$ When my laptop screen is at an angle the green and grey can be quite hard to distinguish. \$\endgroup\$ – Jim Jul 24 '11 at 18:42
  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks for visiting meta! You're right, the contrast all over this site is rather low. We've had other requests for increased contrast in the links as well here and here. I'll give our designer a ping and see if he can come check this out. \$\endgroup\$ – Kevin Vermeer Jul 24 '11 at 19:16
  • \$\begingroup\$ We might have a contrast rebellion on our hands soon... \$\endgroup\$ – Kevin Vermeer Jul 26 '11 at 15:58
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Yes, that could be better. My suggestion for an accepted answer: fill the circle with the olive green, and make the checkmark in it white.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Interesting note about contrast, I had no idea that there were some schematics around the header portion of the page until a few weeks ago when I plugged my laptop into a different monitor. \$\endgroup\$ – Kellenjb Jul 25 '11 at 12:09
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    \$\begingroup\$ I think that's a great suggestion. I'll be implementing this change soon. \$\endgroup\$ – Jin Jul 27 '11 at 2:32

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