When running NEdit 5.2DEV in Solaris/CDE, the menu, scrollbars, and
dialogs have completely BLACK foregrounds and backgrounds, making them
unreadable. Only the main text area is normal.
This fixed the black backgrounds:
nedit -xrm "*visualID: Default"
The "Best" visualID did not work in my case. The colors that went black
were all dynamic colors from the CDE desktop palette. Switching palettes
from the CDE Style Manager dynamically changes these colors on all
applications except NEdit, unless the visualID is set to "Default".
"Best" is the default; but "Default" is best (at least for CDE). :-)