Q57585: Background Color Greater Than Seven Causes Region to Blink
Article: Q57585 Product(s): See article Version(s): 1.00 1.02 | 1.00 1.02 Operating System(s): MS-DOS | OS/2 Keyword(s): ENDUSER | | mspl13_basic Last Modified: 26-FEB-1990 It is possible to configure both the background and foreground color of the various text items that the Microsoft Editor (M) displays. If you attempt to set the background color to a color greater than seven, the color region blinks. This behavior, however unusual, is expected, and is documented in the "Microsoft Editor for MS OS/2 and MS-DOS User's Guide" on Page 87. The following M Editor color switches control the colors of various text display regions: Switch Controls ------ -------- hgcolor Background and text color hgcolor Search highlight colors infocolor Information message colors selcolor Cursor highlight colors stacolor Status line colors wdcolor Window border colors The following are the colors these switches can be set to: Black 0 Blue 1 Green 2 Cyan 3 Red 4 Magenta 5 Brown 6 Light Gray 7 Dark Gray 8 Will blink when set to background Light Blue 9 Will blink when set to background Light Green A Will blink when set to background Light Cyan B Will blink when set to background Light Red C Will blink when set to background Light Magenta D Will blink when set to background Light Yellow E Will blink when set to background White F Will blink when set to background These colors are set in your TOOLS.INI as follows: +------------------- Background Color | v colorswitch:BF <---------------- Foreground Color The following example, inserted in your TOOLS.INI, sets the foreground and background colors of the editing windows (90 percent of the screen): fgcolor:62 < ------------------- Green ^ | +----------------------- Brown
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