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The color of a selection is controlled by the operating system. E.g., enter the following code in separate cells.


SelectionMove[nb, Next, CellContents]  


and the 2+2 will be selected and highlighted. One gets the same color highlighting text or input using the Mouse.

Is there a way to over-rule the OS and change the selection color using the Option Inspector...? I've searched for likely terms in the Option Inspector..., such as "Selection" and "Highlight", without success.

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closed as off-topic by Kuba, Öskå, Louis, MarcoB, m_goldberg Dec 5 '15 at 18:58

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Maybe you can use SelectionMove[nb, Next, CellContents]; SetOptions[NotebookSelection[], {Background -> Green}] and figure a way to make it dynamical. – Silvia May 9 '13 at 11:37
@Silvia I'd not go this way, those style boxes are then hanging around and causing problems while parsing input. – Kuba May 30 '15 at 8:52
@Kuba True. So the only option left is changing the OS preference maybe? – Silvia May 31 '15 at 3:39
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it needs to be consulted with WRI to answer it reliably. – Kuba Dec 5 '15 at 9:34