Bug 1604

Summary: wmconfig has hardcoded -fg and -bg colors for xterms
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: tpoindex
Component: AfterStepAssignee: Cristian Gafton <gafton>
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Description tpoindex 1999-03-18 17:00:18 UTC
I believe this is a wmconfig setting somewhere; perhaps it's
really an afterstep problem.

When starting X with normal 'startx', wmconfig runs,
selecting 'afterstep' (in my case.)  The afterstep
configuration in
always is created with xterm & nxterm using -bg black and
-fg peachpuff, thus overriding my preferences in
~/.Xdefaults.  I don't care for that particular color
combination, and I consider it a bug that wmconfig (or
afterstep) continually overrides my preferences.

I've tried to eliminate all hard coded values in various
config files for wmconfig and afterstep, but can't seem to
get rid of the -bg and -fg values.

Tom Poindexter

Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-03-21 22:26:59 UTC
Thank you for the suggestion. It has been assigned to a developer for

Comment 2 Mike Maher 1999-03-22 23:48:59 UTC
This is an afterstep request.

Comment 3 Michael K. Johnson 1999-04-09 21:29:59 UTC
AfterStep seems to do this kind of thing for every application.
It appears to be a style decision on their part and we'd get as
much flack for changing it as for leaving it alone, and so there
isn't much to be gained from us trying to maintain a patch to
change this behaviour, regardless of our personal opinions of
the appropriateness of this behaviour.

I suggest that you either choose a window manager that is not
configured this way or lobby the AfterStep maintainers to change
their defaults.