On the Tools – Options – Environment – Fonts and Colors page, in the Show Settings For combo box, there’s an option for Output Window.

When selected, you’ll be able to customize the standard plain, selected, and inactive selection text options colors, but additionally, you can customize the color of the current list location.

Fonts and Colors options for Output Window

For me, personally, the dark blue has always been a bit distracting for me because it makes me think that the focus is always in the Output Window when it really is in the editor.  So, let’s tweak a bit.

By setting the Item background to Gray, we see the follow change. 

Gray currently selected line in output window

And i feel better knowing the focus isn’t always in the output window.

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