[Geany-Users] Search background color

Jim jf_byrnes at xxxxx
Sun May 24 00:24:36 UTC 2020

On 5/23/20 6:41 PM, Lex Trotman wrote:
> On Sun, 24 May 2020 at 06:40, Jim <jf_byrnes at comcast.net> wrote:
>> On 5/23/20 1:15 PM, Matthew Brush wrote:
>>> On 2020-05-23 8:59 a.m., Jim wrote:
>>>> Using Geany 1.36 on Linux Mint 18.3
>>>> I am writing mostly Python code. When I do a Ctrl-f to popup a search
>>>> box the background color on the highlighted  term is a light gray that
>>>> is hard for me to spot easily.
>>>> Is there a way to change the background color to something that is
>>>> easier to see?
>>> You can tweak it using GTK+ CSS. In a file at
>>> `~/.config/geany/geany.css` (Tools->Configuration Files->geany.css) you
>>> can put some CSS similar to the stuff between line 12 and line 26
>>> here[0], adapted for your needs. It's hard to be specific without seeing
>>> exactly what you're talking about.
>> I am using the Monokai color scheme. When search finds a word it
>> highlights it. The color it uses is a lite gray which does not show up
>> well against the black background of the editor widow. I am looking to
>> have it use a color that is more easily seen
> If you mean the selection in the editor window, thats set by the
> "selection" style in your editor colour scheme.

Yes, that's what I meant. I found one close to Monokai that the 
selection is much easier to see.

Glad I found Geany. It gives me the features I use most without needing 
to figure out a bunch of obscure settings. Plus the community support is 
top notch.
> Cheers
> Lex

Thanks,  Jim

>>> Alternatively, you could probably just switch GTK+ themes.
>>> [0]:
>>> https://github.com/geany/geany/blob/ea649d8024b14ce55a922e146078ad1bc15533df/data/geany.css
>>> Regards,
>>> Matthew Brush
>> Thanks, I'll take a look at your suggestions.
>> Jim
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