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Background of editor in eric3

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Hi,

I installed eric3 and done the settings. But I don't like the white background
and changed at Options/Editor/Sourcecode, language Python the background color
and font. But it affects just the source text in the editor. After the end of
the text in each line is still the white background.

But I found no possibility to change that. Does I am blind or is it really not
possible?
Blind greetings

Reiner
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"Was immer du tun kannst oder erträumst zu können, beginne es jetzt."
von: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)

Reiner Block
http://www.bisoft.de

Jul 18 '05 #1
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MF
Reiner Block wrote:
Hi,

I installed eric3 and done the settings. But I don't like the white
background and changed at Options/Editor/Sourcecode, language Python the
background color and font. But it affects just the source text in the
editor. After the end of the text in each line is still the white
background.

But I found no possibility to change that. Does I am blind or is it really
not possible?
Blind greetings


not so blind :-)

I can confirm Reiner's problem: installed eric3 two days ago and I could not
find a possibility to change the bg color.

Moreover: qscintilla has an enormous right click menu with all kind of
options that should usually be placed somewhere in the real menu. Right
click by mistake makes me wishing a mouse without the right button :-)

As for white screens, I don't know what other people think, but I used to
use them a lot in my now past night net wanderings, believing they are more
easy for the eyes. Apparently no, quite the contrary, when last checking my
eyes, the doctor told me white text in black screen (paper) is called
"inverse contrast" and because they are... so inverse to what we are used
to from school, they are in fact more tiresome, only we do not realize it.

The right screen should look something like a book, black on white, anyway
light background...

My 2c,

MF.

Jul 18 '05 #2

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MF wrote:
not so blind :-) wherefrom you know that I'm wearing glasses? ;-)
I can confirm Reiner's problem: installed eric3 two days ago and I could not
find a possibility to change the bg color. I am still searching too. :-)

Moreover: qscintilla has an enormous right click menu with all kind of
options that should usually be placed somewhere in the real menu. Right
click by mistake makes me wishing a mouse without the right button :-) But not for change the background color. :-(
As for white screens, I don't know what other people think, but I used to
use them a lot in my now past night net wanderings, believing they are more
easy for the eyes. Apparently no, quite the contrary, when last checking my
eyes, the doctor told me white text in black screen (paper) is called
"inverse contrast" and because they are... so inverse to what we are used
to from school, they are in fact more tiresome, only we do not realize it.

The right screen should look something like a book, black on white, anyway
light background...

I just want to make it less white more fawn.
Searching greetings

Reiner
--
"Was immer du tun kannst oder erträumst zu können, beginne es jetzt."
von: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)

Reiner Block
http://www.bisoft.de

Jul 18 '05 #3

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On 2004-06-03, MF <no****@nospam.org> wrote:
The right screen should look something like a book, black on white, anyway
light background...


What your doctor, and many others, forget is that comparing a monitor to a
piece of paper doesn't quite work. A piece of paper is reflective. It is
reflecting the light that strikes it. A monitor is projective. It is
projecting light. Because of this a white background on a monitor is not the
same as white paper. It is more glaring and quite a bit of strain on the
eyes; esp. in dark rooms.

Ah, but most people would say to turn on the lights! Except most people
use computers these days at work... with flourecent lighting. Monitors and
flourecent lighting have something in common. They both flicker. We may not
be able to conciously perceive it but it does happen.

A 60Hz white screen in a room lit by flourecents is guarenteed to wig my
eyes out in under an hour. A 60Hz black screen in a dark room and I can go
for hours without any strain on my eyes. Personally I don't have anything
over c8/c8/c8 on my screen if I can help it.

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Jul 18 '05 #4

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Reiner Block wrote:
MF wrote:
not so blind :-)

wherefrom you know that I'm wearing glasses? ;-)
I can confirm Reiner's problem: installed eric3 two days ago and I
could not find a possibility to change the bg color.

I am still searching too. :-)


Go to the configuration dialog, editor/Highlighting Styles page and
select the language of your choice (e.g. Python).
Select the new background color and select "Fill to end of line" for
every style.

Detlev
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Detlev Offenbach
de****@die-offenbachs.de
Jul 18 '05 #5

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