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Bug 3624 - mutt doesn't pick up on changes to your gnome-terminal background colour by default
Summary: mutt doesn't pick up on changes to your gnome-terminal background colour by d...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mutt
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-06-21 20:36 UTC by Telsa Gwynne
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-06-22 20:56:05 UTC

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Description Telsa Gwynne 1999-06-21 20:36:15 UTC
RH 6.0 with kernel 2.2.9-ac5, i586, mutt 0.95.4us, gnome-terminal 1.0.4.

Changed gnome-terminal colours to be "pretty" (ahem) background that looked reasonable on my not-very-good monitor. Started mutt. Mutt ignored my gnome-terminal colours and defaulted to yellowish (wheat?) on black. Looks very bad on poor monitors. Eyestrain. Ugh. I had changed gnome-terminal colours for a reason!

Assumed initially that it was something to do with mutt's colour stuff and wasted lots of time trying things with that. It's actually (I think) slang. Once I set the environment variable COLORFGBG="default;default" then mutt used the colour I'd set and I could read email without a headache. (Lynx uses slang, I believe, and gets my background colour right, so it should be possible.)

It would be nice if either mutt was shipped assuming that COLORFGBG was default;default, or bash was shipped with COLORFGBG set in the profile or bashrc. Or if these are wrong answers, if _something_ was done so that mutt uses the terminal background colours you've set rather than it not knowing you've set it and being creative for you.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-06-22 20:56:59 UTC
Linebreaks, please - netscape doesn't deal too well without
them. Thanks.

Fixed in mutt-0.95.6us-2, which will go out in the next
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