Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 895396
Highlight colours are not distinctive
Last modified: 2016-01-04 09:57:37 EST
Description of problem:
As Fedora 18 switched to 256 colours in terminals this should be considered for text mode applications. The highlight colours in mc become not distinctive enough in the new environment. Something should be done about that. This is an enhancement request.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
On any 256 colour terminal
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run mc
Look at the colour of the directory entries. They are almost indistinguishable from the plain files.
They should be easily distinguished from other files.
In the previous version of Fedora white intensity was simulated by using bold font. In the 256 colour scheme it doesn't any more. As the glyphs are very thin and the colours of white are very close it's very difficult to see the difference. I'm forced to override the TERM environment variable for mc to fall back to the previous colours.
I use gnome-terminal with the "linux console" palette in which case the colors are easily distinguishable. Though in other palettes, especially "Tango",
the colors aren't distinguishable enough.
So the mc dir colors should be adjusted to something more appropriate
for the default set of palettes. Note resorting to bold in 256 color
is not good as many turn it off due to how bad it looks.
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