This answer is really brutal on the eyes however I think it's key to have filenames and commands with that kind of formatting.

Maybe perhaps toning it down a bit? Similar in shade to the blockquote perhaps? Example:

ouchy ouch commands hurt eyes

softer nicey nicey commands not so much.

Note: I am only talking about the background grey color, we should (for obvious reasons) keep the monospaced font for the code and commands.


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On StackOverflow, the background color for code is the same as for block quotes. The only difference between the two is that code font is monospace.

I think that would work great here too.

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    +1 for StackOverflow style Commented Dec 7, 2010 at 23:05

I have put in a fix, it will be in the next deployment. I have lightened the code from #ccc to #e0e0e0 (still slightly darker than the blockquote).

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    In a code block we now have two colors: askubuntu.com/questions/16610/…
    – htorque
    Commented Dec 8, 2010 at 8:51
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    the fix is on the way.
    – Jin
    Commented Dec 8, 2010 at 9:13
  • Woohoo, you did it! :-)
    – htorque
    Commented Dec 8, 2010 at 20:57

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