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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.
- 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
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.
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