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

Lex Trotman elextr at xxxxx
Fri Sep 9 07:13:40 UTC 2011

On 9 September 2011 16:54, Matthew Brush <mbrush at codebrainz.ca> wrote:
> 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
>        search_indicator=0xFFFF00;60;60;true
> Maybe it's not worth coding though.

IMHO not really.


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