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Old 01-17-2015, 10:49 AM   #1
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Mutt


I am trying to no avail to change the background color (black) of mutt when it is started. Any suggestions?

Thanks.
 
Old 01-17-2015, 10:52 AM   #2
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Add this to your ~/.muttrc:
Code:
color <object> <foreground> <background>
See man muttrc:
Quote:
color object foreground background [ regexp ]
color index foreground background [ pattern ]
uncolor index pattern [ pattern ... ]

If your terminal supports color, these commands can be used to assign fore‐
ground/background combinations to certain objects. Valid objects are: attachment,
body, bold, header, hdrdefault, index, indicator, markers, message, normal, quoted,
quotedN, search, signature, status, tilde, tree, underline. The body and header
objects allow you to restrict the colorization to a regular expression. The index
object permits you to select colored messages by pattern.

Valid colors include: white, black, green, magenta, blue, cyan, yellow, red,
default, colorN.
 
Old 01-17-2015, 11:52 AM   #3
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Yes, I have tried these, but can't seem to find the mutt window background parameter.
 
Old 01-17-2015, 11:54 AM   #4
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What exactly have you tried in your .muttrc?
 
Old 01-17-2015, 11:58 AM   #5
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What exactly have you tried in your .muttrc?
# This configuration file contains the default settings used by old debian
# packages (< 0.94).

set quote_regexp="^[ \t]*[a-zA-Z\.]*>" # Default: "^([ \t]*[>|#:}])+"

#
# More header weeding
#
ignore Resent- Precedence In-Reply-To Return-Receipt-To Mailer X400
ignore Originator X-Loop X-Mailing-List X-Listprocessor X-Face
ignore X-Received X-Mailer X-Envelope-To X-Sender X-Attribution

# Usenet headers can occur for Cc-ed messages; they can still be
# recognized by the Newsgroups header.
ignore Path Lines NNTP-Posting-Host X-Newsreader X-Submitted-Via

#
# Key bindings
#

bind editor <delete> delete-char


set from = "me@my.net"
set realname = "admin"

color hdrdefault white red
color attachment yellow default

color header brightyellow default "^date:"
mono header bold "^date:"
color header brightyellow default "^to:"
mono header bold "^to:"
color header brightyellow default "^from:"
mono header bold "^from:"
color header brightyellow default "^subject:"
mono header bold "^subject:"

color quoted green default
color quoted1 cyan default
color quoted2 green default
color quoted3 cyan default

color error red default # error messages
color message white blue # message informational messages
color indicator blue red
color status white blue # status lines in the folder index sed for the mini-help line
color tree red default # the "tree" display of threads within the folder index
color search white blue # search matches found with search within the internal pager
color markers red default # The markers indicate a wrapped line hen showing messages with looong lines

color index yellow default '~O'
color index yellow default '~N'
color index brightred default '~F' # Flagged Messages are important!
color index blue default '~D' # Deleted Mails - use dark color as these are already "dealt with"

Last edited by battles; 01-17-2015 at 12:01 PM.
 
Old 01-17-2015, 12:19 PM   #6
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Code:
color normal <foreground colour> <background colour>
 
Old 01-17-2015, 12:42 PM   #7
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Thank you very much. That was it. I just couldn't find it in the examples I was consulting.
 
Old 01-17-2015, 12:50 PM   #8
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