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Ticket UUID: 1759972
Title: New tag option -selectforeground
Type: RFE Version: None
Submitter: kjnash Created on: 2007-07-24 23:07:30
Subsystem: 18. [text] Assigned To: fvogel
Priority: 5 Medium Severity: Minor
Status: Closed Last Modified: 2016-03-20 08:29:25
Resolution: Fixed Closed By: fvogel
    Closed on: 2016-03-20 08:29:25
Existing tag options include

-background color
-foreground color
-bgstipple bitmap
-fgstipple bitmap

To assist with syntax highlighting I would like this tag option:
-selectforeground color

For completeness these options could also be considered:
-selectbackground color
-selectbgstipple bitmap
-selectfgstipple bitmap

Widget Configuration
Different colors are permitted for -foreground and -selectforeground in the widget configuration.  Often the -foreground and -selectbackground colors are dark, and the -selectforeground color is white: the text color is inverted when text is selected.

Tag Configuration
Tag -foreground colors are widely used, e.g. for syntax highlighting, and it would aid readability when using a light -background and a dark -selectbackground (or vice versa) if the text color could be changed when it is selected.
User Comments: fvogel added on 2016-03-20 08:29:25:
[|TIP #443] ws accepted by TCT vote (but new stippling tag options were rejected).

Now merged to core-8-6-branch and trunk.

fvogel added on 2016-03-08 21:35:53:

TIP #443 deals with this RFE.

fvogel added on 2016-01-08 08:10:37:

Patch: see [3469780].

fvogelnew1 added on 2012-01-05 19:42:20:
Patches related to this request are traced in item #3469780, i.e. here:

fvogelnew1 added on 2012-01-05 03:59:41:
I have cooked a patch for addition of the -selectbackground option to the tags feature.
For some reason I can't attach it to this tracker, don't know why. Any advice?