Colors on MC 220.127.116.11 are *really* a mess, seconded
- From: Hugo Vanwoerkom <hvw59601 yahoo com>
- To: mc gnome org
- Subject: Colors on MC 18.104.22.168 are *really* a mess, seconded
- Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2010 12:30:17 -0700 (PDT)
Mc user ever since the beginning. Running on Debian Sid.
Which upgraded mc to 22.214.171.124.
And the colors are a *mess* as I reported to Debian userlist:
Nothing now works as before. As noted on this list:
and a recent Debian bug:
My color scheme was in the ini file:
That translates in 126.96.36.199 to something that gives an instantaneous splitting headache.
And I know the answer you have: use skins.
But there are no skins with a light background. The only skins I found are with a black background, which I
cannot read. I reported what I found in my post to Debian userlist.
Which leaves me with using the default skin, all blue. And that is progress? Creating a new skin takes days
and repeated clarification requests because there is no documentation. E.g. when I take the default skin and
then the effect is startling: directory entries turn bright-white and in mcedit all text is black on white
with a blue background, which looks ridiculous. And that is changing just one line in a skin! Where is that
When you replace a much used function by something entirely different, at least provide a spectrum of
options. Now I am back to basic blue until some good soul comes up with a decent skin. I just found 2 user
developed skins: elite_commander and bluemoon, both with black backround: unreadable.
This is holding back my Debian upgrade, unless I pin mc at 4.6.2-pre1 to prevent a replacement of mc by
188.8.131.52 until some time in the future when skins have been developed by users.
BTW I still use mc 4.1.40-pre8 developed by Oleg "Olegarch" Konovalov:
only for one reason: it fills in the 'To' field in copy and move operations which still hasn't made it into
the official mc. If the 'To' field is complex, I have to write it down because your dialog box hides it.
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