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I ended up digging through the css on chrome and editing it. I pulled up a PM window, typed 'test' in it, and then right-clicked on 'test' to pull up the contextual menu, then scrolled down to inspect it. I scrolled through there until I found what color property the text was using in the css that pops up (this will be the first 'color' property without a strikethrough) and edited it to a color that would show up against the dark background. (In my case, #FFFFFF (white) on the slate skin.) Thankfully, thus far it has stuck. Thus far. Fingers and toes remaining crossed.