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Bug 456040 - mutt colors are unreadable on a white background
Summary: mutt colors are unreadable on a white background
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mutt
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Miroslav Lichvar
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-07-21 06:06 UTC by Mikel Ward
Modified: 2009-07-14 16:02 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 16:02:47 UTC

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Description Mikel Ward 2008-07-21 06:06:04 UTC
On my terminal, the colors from /etc/Muttrc (cyan status bar, blue and red
header) are ugly and very hard to read.

Please default to black and white or just remove the customizations.

Comment 1 Miroslav Lichvar 2008-07-24 14:12:29 UTC
I'd really prefer to not have black and white as default.

Do you have a suggestion for colors that would look good on black and also white

Comment 2 Mikel Ward 2008-07-25 02:36:06 UTC
Actually, one of the problems is the red/brown (maybe that's supposed to be ANSI
yellow?) on dark blue bars at the top and bottom of the screen.  The black or
white won't come into it if you're specifying foreground and background colors,
but there's no contrast with that color combination.  You should at least make
it a brighter yellow.

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-06-10 02:09:46 UTC
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Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 16:02:47 UTC
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