How to get current text hiliteColor in Linux?

Warren Samples warren at warrensweb.us
Tue Feb 1 16:57:28 CST 2011


On Tue, 2011-02-01 at 16:33 -0600, Warren Samples wrote: 
> On Tue, 2011-02-01 at 11:53 -0800, Jim Lambert wrote: 
> > Richard wrote:
> > 
> > > Currently the LiveCode engine uses the Windows hiliteColor when 
> > > selecting text, ignoring whatever highlight color may be in use by the 
> > > current theme.
> > > 
> > > Is there a shell query I can run to determine the current text highlight 
> > > color?
> > 
> > 
> > There probably is a shell query, but if there isn't, you might possibly programmatically select some text on a white background then use mouseColor to sniff out the hiliteColor.
> > 
> > Or pixelColorAt(x,y), if we ever get it! ;)
> > 
> > Jim Lambert
> 
> 
> Richard,
> 
> It probably will depend on what desktop environment the user is running,
> but try searching GConf and gconftool. This may turn up your answer for
> Gnome. I would also ask in Linux forums, where you will probably have
> better luck getting a definitive answer or set of answers. (But if you
> find out, please share - it's ugly hyperlink blue here in Mint!)
> 
> Good luck,
> 
> Warren 
> 
> 


here's a link that might be helpful:

http://projects.gnome.org/gconf/






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