I use some Slack space of this company I work for. I'm not sure whether it's a slack default, or the theme that space uses, but when I entered backticked text (i.e. like this), I get:

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i.e. the text is bright red over light gray. Contrast is low!

Can I change/override this somehow without being an administrator?

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No. While you have a lot of options for changing how Slack looks, you can not change the style for how code formatted text is shown.

  • I accept, but unfortunately this is not a helpful answer :-(
    – einpoklum
    Commented Dec 18, 2018 at 20:55
  • I wish I had a better answer for you. But if you really need this I would recommend to tell the Slack team. They might include it in a future release. Commented Dec 18, 2018 at 22:56
  • I actually have. They gave me the standard boilerplate response and that was that. No recognition of the problem.
    – einpoklum
    Commented Dec 18, 2018 at 23:09

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