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Re: Octave 4 windows - Background colors

From: Dirk Eddelbuettel
Subject: Re: Octave 4 windows - Background colors
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 12:47:55 -0600

> I´m using GNU Octave 2.1.42, under windows NT.
> Does anybody know how to change the Octave´s window background color? I
> would like to change the background color from white to black, and the font
> color from black to green.

I replaced the cygwin.bat call of "bash --login -i" with this:

rem edd 26 Mar 2002 switched to rxvt (also from cygwin)
rem bash --login -i
rem this trick from the mailing list (John Wiersba, 29 Jun 2001)
rxvt -g 80x70+200+50 -fg #000055 -bg #eeeeee -fn "Courier-11" -sr -sl 5000 -vb 
/bin/bash --login -i

I'm sure you can adjust the color arguments for foreground (fg) and background 
(bg) to your liking. I can't remember whether rxvt is in the default Cygwin
installation, if not I highly recommend adding it. The default terminal is 
pretty terrible.  Rxvt allows cut and paste to windows apps with is nice.


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