[OS X TeX] highlight in yellow

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Tue Jan 15 17:50:20 EST 2008

Am 15.01.2008 um 22:08 schrieb Steffen Wolfrum:

> These affect only the *selected* text ... not the *found* text ;o(

This is not completely true – some applications seem to have their  
own mechanism. Terminal, Preview, and TeXShop belong to the group  
where the Preferences setting has no effect (they use some medium  
grey for found text and some use my yellow for selections). Mail,  
Camino, Console, OmniWeb ... are from the other group and use yellow,  
turquoise, or whatever I set. Sometimes a re-launch seems to be  
necessary ... I'm on Tiger, still.

For the adventurous, who want to experiment on the command line,  
these two commands set highlight colours:

	defaults write .GlobalPreferences AppleHighlightColor "1.000000  
0.996350 0.457914"
	defaults write com.apple.systempreferences AppleOtherHighlightColor  
"0.457914 1.000000 0.996350"

The numbers are RGB values. The first one sets the usual highlight  
colour. This can retrieve the original values:

	defaults read .GlobalPreferences AppleHighlightColor
	defaults read com.apple.systempreferences AppleOtherHighlightColor



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