Re: after dist-upgrade mutt in reverse video
Incoming from Ric Otte:
> I am running a testing machine and just did a dist-upgrade. This time
> when I start Mutt from the menus, it shows up in reverse video.
> Before it looked as if it was being run from rxvt, which is not in
> reverse video. Now it looks as if it is being run in xterm, which also
> starts in reverse video from the pulldown menu. I have looked around
What do you mean by "reverse video?" Having come from the old days,
blak on white is reverse for me. ymmv.
As mutt colors are somewhat controlled by s-lang, you can also fiddle
with the environment variable COLORFGBG (as in:
(or whatever you prefer) in your ~/.bash_profile.
Assuming mutt starts up in the same way as an xterm starts up, you
likely need to tweak your Xresources for Xterm, however be advised
that any menu command that explicitly sets foreground and background
colors will override resource settings. Here's a few you can play
When you change them, do an "xrdb -merge .Xdefaults" then run
rxvt/xterm. Some applications are case sensitive wrt resources,
though I'm not sure that applies to rxvt & xterm.
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