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How can i edit sharepoint "Search" font color

<div class="search">
<asp:ContentPlaceHolder id="PlaceHolderSearchArea" runat="server">
<SPSWC:SearchBoxEx id="SearchBox" RegisterStyles="false" TextBeforeDropDown="search" TextBeforeTextBox="<%$Resources:cms,masterpages_searchbox_label%>" TextBoxWidth="100" GoImageUrl="<% $SPUrl:~sitecollection/Style Library/Images/Search_Arrow.jpg %>"
GoImageUrlRTL="<% $SPUrl:~sitecollection/Style Library/Images/Search_Arrow_RTL.jpg %>" UseSiteDefaults="true" DropDownMode = "HideScopeDD" SuppressWebPartChrome="true" runat="server" WebPart="true" __WebPartId="{}"/>
</asp:ContentPlaceHolder>
</div>
i am looking for The Text before Textbox should show up with white font
search.jpg
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chapmanjwCommented:
In Internet Explorer, hit F12 to pull up the Developer Toolbar.  Under the HTML tag you will see a mouse cursor button.  Select it and then select the Search text.  It should now have a blue border around it.  In the developer toolbar you will see the actual HTML code being sent to the browser.  This should give you the element name to address in your CSS to override the color.  When doing so, be sure to add "!important" to override the core CSS.

For eg:

#searchelementname
{
color: #FFFFFF !important;
}
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chapmanjwCommented:
Under the HTML tab* (not tag)
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chapmanjwCommented:
CodeProject has a great tutorial on how to use the IE Developer Toolbar that you might like: http://www.codeproject.com/KB/applications/IE_dev_toolbar.aspx
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msk_1227Author Commented:
I tryed but it didnt help , How can i edit & save it in sharepoint designer "TextBeforeTextBox"  or  css

<div class="search">
<asp:ContentPlaceHolder id="PlaceHolderSearchArea" runat="server">
<SPSWC:SearchBoxEx id="SearchBox" RegisterStyles="false" TextBeforeDropDown="search" TextBeforeTextBox="<%$Resources:cms,masterpages_searchbox_label%>" TextBoxWidth="100" GoImageUrl="<% $SPUrl:~sitecollection/Style Library/Images/Search_Arrow.jpg %>"
GoImageUrlRTL="<% $SPUrl:~sitecollection/Style Library/Images/Search_Arrow_RTL.jpg %>" UseSiteDefaults="true" DropDownMode = "HideScopeDD" SuppressWebPartChrome="true" runat="server" WebPart="true" __WebPartId="{}"/>
</asp:ContentPlaceHolder>
</div>
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chapmanjwCommented:
In SharePoint designer, edit the Master page.  In the  section, add the following:

<script type="text/css">
.search, .search a
{
color: #FFFFFF !important;
}
</script>
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msk_1227Author Commented:
thank you chapmanhw,

in sharepoint designer when i select class search link it leads to core band.css file.
then
.search .ms-sbcell
{
color:white!important;
}
so color: white already exist & i just put !important after that then it worked for me thanks for the post.
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chapmanjwCommented:
Great, glad it worked out for you.
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