[Geany-devel] Why Geany doesn't use exactly what is set in "marker_search"?

Matthew Brush mbrush at xxxxx
Fri Sep 9 06:54:21 UTC 2011

On 09/08/2011 10:55 PM, Lex Trotman wrote:

> You have marking search matches and markers confused.  Markers are the
> little yellow arrow and the plus sign that appear in the margin.
> Those are what is affected by the marker_translucency setting, not the
> marked search matches, which is what you were comparing to gedit.  The
> two values of marker_translucency are used for the arrow and the plus
> respectively.  It would appear that the manual is a bit confusing
> here.

Ah! thanks for clearing that up.

> Just for your information, marked search matches are alpha blended
> rather than just setting a background so that the text is more likely
> to remain legible.  Setting a background would require you to then
> check and change all highlighting that used colours close to the new
> background.  In contrast so long as foreground and background are
> different, alpha blending will change both so it is a likely that the
> text is still visible.

This could be settable and defaulted to 60 in filetypes.common.

Something like this maybe?
	# colour, fill alpha, border alpha and whether the
	# inidicator is drawn over (true) or under (false) text

Maybe it's not worth coding though.

Matthew Brush

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