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  • It should do this now. What are you not seeing that you are expecting?

     


    Jim Cheshire -- Microsoft
    Friday, October 21, 2011 9:04 PM
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  • Sure. Tools>Page Editor Options...>Color Coding. Select code view settings radio button, then scroll down list to Script settings and modify as desired. Have fun.

    Jim


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    Friday, October 21, 2011 11:42 PM
  • Anyone found a way to set the editor background to black, a la TextMate and other editors? I like the TextMate default colors, which work great on black, not so much on white.

    cheers,
    scott

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    Saturday, October 22, 2011 7:40 PM
  • Ugg, don't want no stinking black background here.
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    Saturday, October 22, 2011 9:04 PM
  • Ouch.  Scott, my eyes hurt even thinking about a black background on a computer screen.
    Saturday, October 22, 2011 9:31 PM
  • Heh, heh... I would have thought likewise myself, until I took several PHP and javascript courses at Lynda.com and SitePoint in which the instructors used TextMate with a particular (the default? They were the same...) syntax coloring scheme. Since I was working along, entering the same code, I got an instant A-B comparison, and was amazed at the difference in readability, in the ability to easily discern loops and other control structures, and inexplicably, to spot syntax errors due to misspelling or typos.

    Anyway, yeah, if I hadn't experienced it myself, I probably would have a hard time believing it. As we all know, color discernment and preferences are highly subjective, so your (or anyone else's ;-) mileage may vary...  ;-)

    cheers,
    scott


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    Saturday, October 22, 2011 10:57 PM
  • Prior to being able to change the recent EW versions' default dark scheme, I  found that light or colored text on a black/dark background will give me eyestrain and a headache in short order.   A few websites I've found that think it's cool to have a black background are ones I leave quickly for the same reason.  It's been experienced by me, and:  OUCH!
    Sunday, October 23, 2011 1:22 AM
  • Whatever floats your boat but it doesn't float mine. I'm not a fan of light text on a dark background and color contrast with many shades of red, blue and purple is just too low.
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    Sunday, October 23, 2011 3:25 AM