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Old 10-23-2011, 01:04 PM   #1
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Midnight Commander menu background colour won't change


I'm playing with midnight commander's colour theme and can't change the background/foreground of the menu. I want to get rid of this ugly white/cyan combination:

Here's my ini (in a human-friendly form)

Code:
[Colors]                                                                                                                          
base_color=green,default:
normal=green,default
selected=black,green
marked=yellow,default
markselect=white,green
errors=white,red
reverse=black,lightgray
dnormal=white,default
dfocus=black,green
dhotnormal=brightgreen,default
dhotfocus=brightgreen,green
viewunderline=brightred,default
menu=black,green
menuhot=brown,black
menusel=green,black
menuhotsel=brown,black
helpnormal=black,lightgray
helpitalic=red,lightgray
helpbold=blue,lightgray
helplink=black,cyan
helpslink=yellow,default
gauge=white,black
input=black,green
directory=white,default
executable=brightgreen,default
link=brightcyan,default
stalelink=brightred,default
device=brightmagenta,default
core=red,default
special=black,default
editnormal=lightgray,default
editbold=yellow,default
editmarked=black,cyan
errdhotnormal=yellow,red
errdhotfocus=yellow,lightgray
The 'menu' option seems to be ignored. Whatever colour I put there, it doesn't change the default (white/cyan) colour arrangement.

I suspect it could be related to terminal colours as it looks different in urxvt (with urxvt predefined colours in .Xresources:

Code:
! Clickable URLs
URxvt.perl-ext-common:  default,matcher
URxvt.urlLauncher:      /usr/bin/firefox
URxvt.matcher.button:   1 
urxvt*foreground: #c0c0c0
urxvt*background: #000000
urxvt*color0: #000000
!urxvt*color1: #ad7fa8
urxvt*color2: #4e9a06
urxvt*color3: #ffd00a
urxvt*color4: #004f9e
urxvt*color5: #ec0048
urxvt*color6: #2aa7e7
urxvt*color7: #f2f2f2
urxvt*color8: #1d202f
urxvt*color9: #ff361e
urxvt*color10: #ffc005
urxvt*color11: #93ff00
urxvt*color12: #729fcf
urxvt*color13: #ef0051
urxvt*color14: #4bb8fd
urxvt*color15: #a020f0
! urxvt*transparent: true
urxvt*shading: 10
urxvt*fading: 10
urxvt*font: 9x15 
!urxvt*font: -*-terminus-medium-*-*-*-*-140-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1 
urxvt*scrollBar: false
That's the entire content of .Xresources and I don't have .XDefaults.


I'm getting to really like mc (with all its shortcuts), just can't stand the cyan menu.

edit: I'm using sakura. Tried it with XFCE Terminal and Konsole. All the same.

EDIT 2: Nevermind, I ran mc --help-color, which gave me some more options available in the current version of mc.
Seems like 'menu' is not supported anymore
Quote:
Menus: menunormal, menuhot, menusel, menuhotsel, menuinactive

Last edited by sycamorex; 10-23-2011 at 01:13 PM. Reason: found more info
 
Old 10-24-2011, 05:50 AM   #2
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Midnight Commander can use skins to change its appearance.
And the menu colors can be changed also as well as everything else in mc.

Read the internal Help (F1 key).

one example

Last edited by berbae; 10-24-2011 at 05:58 AM.
 
  


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