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Offline hanshuckebein

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Chaning text brightness and background color for inactive text
« on: January 14, 2021, 03:29:08 pm »
Is there a possibility to change text brightness and background color for any text and all white space in an inactivated block? For me the text especially of code is much too pale.

I would prefer normal text or text w/o syntax highlighting on a different colored background for inactive blocks.

The Syntax highlighting dialog is nearly unusable and produces quite ugly text, if I try to modify component by component.

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Re: Chaning text brightness and background color for inactive text
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2021, 04:00:25 pm »
The Syntax highlighting dialog is nearly unusable and produces quite ugly text, if I try to modify component by component.
What do you mean? It is hard to use, but if you're patient you can sort of get a good looking theme.

There are "inactive" fields in the Syntax highlight settings. I suppose they are used for this.
I don't use the inactive prerprocessor feature, so I can't tell you if this actually works.
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Offline hanshuckebein

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Re: Chaning text brightness and background color for inactive text
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2021, 04:56:42 pm »
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There are "inactive" fields in the Syntax highlight settings. I suppose they are used for this.

I know. But the result looks quite ugly. I would like to change the full background color between #if 0 and #endif and the text brightness – 2 adjustment screws would be sufficient.

In the attachment, I changed the background for all items marked as "inactive" to yellow. The unused window background remains unchanged.


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Re: Chaning text brightness and background color for inactive text
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2021, 06:54:13 pm »
Try this same thing in scite or another scintilla based editor and if it works there we could probably do something. Otherwise scintilla should be modified to support this first.
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