When Maximo 7.6 came out, the yellow background color on required fields was, unfortunately for many users, abandoned. Luckily changing this back is actually a pretty simple task.
First, determine what skin you are using. The skin name can be found in the following system property: mxe.webclient.skin.
In this example our skin name is tivoli13, therefore our css file would reside in: <MAXIMO_ROOT>\applications\maximo\maximouiweb\webmodule\webclient\skins\<Skin Name>\css
Now you are ready to take some action. Navigate to the following directory:
In this directory you will find the maximo.css file. Open it with a text editor and find the following text:
Of course, you don’t have to set the value of the background-color property to #ffffe6. You can choose any hex color value you wish. This is simply the color used in Maximo 7.5. Now it’s time to rebuild and redeploy the Maximo ear file. Once you start Maximo, all the required fields will be back to highlighted yellow as shown below: