[OS X TeX] texshop defaults suggestions...

Kip Bishofberger kipster at physics.ucla.edu
Thu Jan 13 13:49:43 EST 2005

I am sending this email to the list and to R.Koch; someone point
me in the right direction if I missed the best target.

I quickly embraced the version 1.35 upgrade for one reason: the
"defaults write texshop foreground_R/G/B" options.  I much prefer
reverse-video (ie, white text on black backgrounds)... I find less
eye-strain.  I give an example of some defaults I wish my texshop
had, which looks similar to the .Xresources of yesteryear:

  sourcebackground = "000000"
  sourceforeground = "ffffff"
  commandforeground = "0000ff"
  commentforeground = "ff0000"
  markerforeground = "00ff00"
  mouseforeground = "ffffff"
  cursorforeground = "ffffff"

  previewbackground = "ffffff"
  previewforeground = "000000"  <--overridden by colored text

More specifically, my questions are:

1) Is there a way to change the mouse and cursor color so I can
   see them against a black background?

2) Are there parameters for the preview foreground color?

3) Is it possible to reduce the number of entries by combining RGB
   data into the hexidecimal "RRGGBB" number as I used above?  I
   think it's cleaner and much easier to work with.  Another
   option would be "1.00 0 0" for "R G B."

If anyone can answer these questions, please let me know.  If
R.Koch or someone is interested in adding some options to the next
version, I'd be eternally grateful.

By the way, I think texshop is wonderful!

Kip Bishofberger

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