[texworks] TW-Highlighting-colors aren't equal to GUI-colors

Johannes Heck heck.johannes at googlemail.com
Tue Jan 25 21:53:09 CET 2011

2011/1/25 Stefan Löffler <st.loeffler at gmail.com>

>  Hi,
> as mentioned before, syntax highlighting can be customized by editing the
> respective configuration files in the resource directory.
> What can (unfortunately) not be customized at the moment are the color used
> for highlighting the current line, the color used for bracket matching, and
> the color used to mark the extent of an autocompletion expansion.
> On 2011-01-25 18:14, Johannes Heck wrote:
>  I wonder if
>>   QPalette::Highlight 12 A color to indicate a selected item or the
>> current item. By default, the highlight color is Qt::darkBlue<http://doc.qt.nokia.com/4.7/qt.html#GlobalColor-enum>
>> .  QPalette::HighlightedText 13 A text color that contrasts with
>> Highlight. By default, the highlighted text color is Qt::white<http://doc.qt.nokia.com/4.7/qt.html#GlobalColor-enum>
>> .
> are used for the highlighting e.g. the active line in TW or text that was
> just put in by using the auto-completion (see *highlight2.JPG* above).
> Wouldn't the use of it produce a better contrast, depending on the current
> OS color theme (w/o Win Xp-Vista and OS X)?
> The issue is a different one. If you normally select text (e.g. with the
> mouse), the current color theme should be respected. In autocompletion, this
> is no normal selection (e.g., if you hit "Del", you won't remove it), to
> which the QPalette::Highlight* items above refer. Instead, everything that
> was added as a result of the autocompletion is highlighted for convenience,
> so the user can see what has changed. If this were colored the same way as a
> normal selection, the two would be indistinguishable, which is not the
> intended behavior.
> I obviously do see the problem, however. Could you add this to the issue
> tracker on Google Code so we don't forget about this?
> Stefan

I just wanted to add it, but it doesn't work, very strange. After clicking
"submit", the page loads for a second, but then my text is still there and
nothing happens, no notification at all. I'll try it again tomorrow, seems
to be a google code problem.

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