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set-color

Select new screen colors.

This command displays a dialog listing all defined color schemes and color classes, and the colors Epsilon should use for each combination.

In the Win32 GUI and X11 environments, this command displays a dialog; use the usual dialog navigation keys.

In the Win32 console and Unix terminal environments, this command displays a map of possible screen color combinations, instead of a normal dialog. By moving the cursor, you may select a color for each element on the screen, called a color class. The N and P keys change from one color class to the next (or previous), and the arrow keys change the color of the currently-selected color class.

In all environments, color classes appear grouped in a tree control. Press + and - to expand or collapse categories in the tree. In dialog-based versions of set-color, the <Right> and <Left> keys also expand and collapse categories. In most environments, you can press Ctrl-S or Ctrl-R to search for color class names.

Epsilon has many pre-configured sets of color classes. These are known as color schemes. Use the F and B keys to select a color scheme. You can then fine-tune it using the above commands. Or you can press D to define a brand-new color scheme based on the current one.

Once you've selected colors, you can make them permanent for the current editing session by pressing the S key. (Use the write-state command to save the changes for future editing sessions.) Or you can press T to try out the colors in a recursive editing session. Run the exit-level command on Ctrl-X Ctrl-Z to return to setting colors. If you decide you don't like the colors, you can cancel all your changes by pressing C.

You can use the mouse to select colors, too. Click on a name to select a color scheme or color class. Click on a color to select it. Click on the capital letters in the help window to run those commands (like S to set).

It's also possible to change colors by editing an EEL file like mycolors.e, which you can construct using the export-colors command, or by copying from the stdcolor.e file which defines Epsilon's standard color schemes.

More info:

Setting Colors
Window Borders
toggle-borders



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