Re: [code] see lexer defined background colors in caret line

From: docmorchel . <>
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2015 19:26:49 +0100

Hi Mitchell, hi Robert,
Thanks for your ideas - problem solved. Both solutions worked, setting the
alpha value was actually exactly what I had in mind.
Kind regards,Martin
From: Robert Gieseke <
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2015 20:53:10 +0100

Hi Martin

Am 09/11/15 um 14:50 schrieb Mitchell:
*>> I use a lexer, that defines background colours as part of the style
for *
*>> certain tokens. I would like to see these background colours also
while *
*>> writing text. However the background colour of caret line seems to
have *
*>> precedence. *
*>> *
*>> One of my attempts was to remove the background colour of the caret
line by *
*>> setting buffer.caret_line_visible to false which didn't show any
effect, *
*>> but anyway I would prefer to find a solution that keeps the background *
*>> colour of the caret line and shows the background colour of the
defined *
*>> styles. *
*> *
*> Unfortunately, Scintilla (Textadept's editing component) does not
support *
*> this. The caret line always takes precedence. To remove it, ensure
you're *
*> setting `buffer.caret_line_visible = false` in your *
*> `~/.textadept/properties.lua`, which will apply the setting to all *
*> buffers. If you set it in `~/.textadept/init.lua`, then your setting
would *
*> apply only to the initial buffer and not subsequent ones. *

You could try experimenting with the caret line's alpha value, e.g. in
your properties.lua:
buffer.caret_line_back_alpha = 55

You might want to experiment with the alpha value to optimize for your



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