Re: [code] [textadept] Empty space color and curses scrollbars on OS X

From: Mitchell <>
Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2015 10:55:03 -0500 (EST)

Hi Robert,

On Mon, 5 Jan 2015, Robert Gieseke wrote:

> Hi Mitchell,
> Am 05/01/15 um 19:09 schrieb Mitchell:
>> On Sat, 3 Jan 2015, Robert Gieseke wrote:
>>> Am 03/01/15 um 16:42 schrieb Mitchell:
>>>> On Tue, 30 Dec 2014, Robert Gieseke wrote:
>>>>> in the Curses version on OS X the "empty" space after newlines is
>>>>> colored white when vertical scrollbars are enabled. Once the cursor went
>>>>> over them they have the black background color. (On Linux I don't get
>>>>> this behaviour.)
>>>>> I am not sure if it's directly related to the scrollbars, but this got
>>>>> introduced between 7.7 and 7.8beta. A workaround is to disable the
>>>>> scrollbar with
>>>>> buffer.v_scroll_bar = false
>>>> Thanks for the report. OSX curses will disable the scrollbar to workaround
>>>> this display artifact.
>>> thanks for looking into it. However, I think the fix (hg 1900) does not
>>> work, because `OSX` is only available in the GUI version. Do you have
>>> any idea what might cause this?
>> Oops, you are correct. I've committed a change that should work now.
>> I don't know what is causing the display artifact. The fact that it
>> doesn't happen on Linux or Win32 terminals leads me to think its a Mac OSX
>> issue only. (You've pointed out in the past that is an
>> oddball.) What happens if you run Textadept in iTerm or another OSX
>> terminal application?
> iTerm works (even scrolling with the mouse, though indentation markers
> look worse ) -- maybe this should just be a FAQ entry?

If you're talking about the scrollbar issue, then no, since it is disabled
on OSX by default.


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