[Idle-dev] Options -> Configure IDLE -> Highlighting in Idle 1.2.1
taleinat at gmail.com
Sun Nov 18 15:21:18 CET 2007
Jeremy Nicoll wrote:
> Here, under Windows XP Pro, I'm trying to get used to IDLE. Yesterday I
> used Options -> Configure IDLE -> Highlighting to define a custom colour
> scheme where each colourable area is defined as some bright colour (fg) on
> black (bg).
> In the 'clickable area' that shows the colours in effect for each type of
> colourable item, "cursor |" is shown in bright yellow on a black background.
> But in the file editing window the cursor never shows up in yellow.
> Experiments suggest that the cursor is ALWAYS displayed in black (fg) on
> whatever background colour applies.
Try changing this setting, then close and restart IDLE.
> I've ended up changing all the other colourable items so they are on a
> fairly dark grey background. The cursor is just visible, if you look
> closely. It gets more visible if you lighten the background colour but I
> don't want to. (I loathe white backgrounds, finding black much more restful
> on the eyes).
> Is this a bug, or what?
This is a known bug which has been fixed in SVN.
Still, thanks for taking the time to report this! Please do tell us
about any other issues you run in to.
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