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Light colours are tiring, but a system-wide dark colour scheme (like Solarized Dark) doesn't play well with some apps and in some situations. So ability to change the bacrground and font colours in config would be a fine convenient.
This is already possible with help of Qt stylesheets.
I.e. if you want the editor text to be white-on-black, put the following into your retext.css:
to your configuration file.
It is possible to customize every widget, including the window itself and the toolbar.
You seem to have CSS turned off.
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Sorry for being noob and dumb at the same time, but I can't find out how to change the link colour as the default dark bule link colour on a dark background isn't legible.
Do you mean the links in the preview box? This is done using regular stylesheets: create a separate CSS and set its path in styleSheet config option.
It's regular CSS, so styling for links would be
/* some style here */
Note: this will be applied to printed documents and exported PDFs as well (if you don't want that, export to HTML and then print).
Very sorry; actually I was trying to say "footnotes" in the editor window.
The footnote numbers and such.
These colors are currently hard-coded in highlighter.py. This is a serious issue, I'll make the colors configurable for 4.1.
By the way, have you heard about a similar cross platform app, Qarkdown (http://hasseg.org/hgweb/qarkdown/summary and http://hasseg.org/peg-markdown-highlight/)?
Haven't been released yet; have compiled with QtCreater. It gives four colour/syntax highlighting scheme options: Dark Solarized, Dark Solarized subtle, Light Solarized, Light Solarized subtle.
Un-subtle ones are a bit agressive, but the subtle ones are elegant and make navigation in a long doc easier.
No, thanks for links! The highlighter doesn't seem to have python bindings so I can't use it directly, but I can take some ideas from it :)
Very glad to hear that. Thanks.
Another highlighter approach using json (offers a stripped down ReText as a sample app):
Fixed in Git. Now you can specify colorSchemeFile configuration option, where the file can look like:
blockquotes = darkgreen
htmlcomments = #789
Full list of supported keys (from ReText/highlighter.py):
'htmltags', 'htmlsymbols', 'htmlquotes', 'htmlcomments',
Fixed in ReText 5.0.