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Re: [Ranger-users] How to change default background color for entire con

From: hut
Subject: Re: [Ranger-users] How to change default background color for entire console window?
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2016 14:36:26 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.24 (2015-08-30)

Hi.  That's not possible at the moment.  I left that out because it
would require unnecessary drawing operations.  If you open an issue on
https://github.com/hut/ranger , perhaps somebody will implement it.

On Fri, Apr 08, 2016 at 12:30:50AM -0500, Ryan Bissell wrote:
> Hi,
> (Before sending this, I searched the archives for 'background' and
> 'colorscheme')
> I am using the 'ranger 1.6.0' that my distro's package manager provides.
> (Ubuntu 14.04.4).
> I am having trouble finding a way (within my colorscheme) to modify the
> *entire* background of the terminal window, when ranger is running.
> For example:  suppose, in my 'elif context.main_column' stanza, I set bg=5.
>   If there are only 7 files & directories listed in that main column, then
> only those 7 lines within that column will get painted magenta.   I want
> some way to specify that all the "dead space" within the terminal window
> should also get painted magenta.
> "context.background" sounded like it might have been the thing I want, but
> I could never figure out what that was supposed to be changing.
> Finally: I looked and looked for documentation on what each of the
> CONTEXT_KEYS mean.  Many of them are obvious, but some are not (such as,
> apparently, 'background')
> Thanks,
> </ryan>

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