How to get current text hiliteColor in Linux?

Warren Samples warren at
Wed Feb 2 09:01:45 EST 2011

On Wed, 2011-02-02 at 05:40 -0800, Richard Gaskin wrote: 
> Warren Samples wrote:
> > This gives a reasonable approximation, certainly much better than the
> > default, but it raises a question for me. Is there a way to set the
> > foreground color of the selection? I don't find it in the dictionary,
> > and the white text doesn't work so well in all cases. Obviously there's
> > a global property that is being set be set, but I can't find it.
> In contrast to the engine's behavior on OS X, in Windows and Linux 
> selected text is inverted and I can find no way to have it do otherwise.
> This has been an ongoing problem that has limited a good many xplat 
> designs for several years, so with your prompting I finally took the 
> time to submit a request for that, coupling it with a request for 
> improved behavior of the hiliteColor property in fields since they seem 
> related and could hopefully be implemented at the same time:
> need more control over the appearance of selected text
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