mintty shows some text in other than foreground color

James Darnley
Fri Sep 16 13:48:00 GMT 2016

On 2016-09-15 22:47, David Karr wrote:
> When I run mintty, the background is white, and normal text is black.
> This is fine.  However, there are some applications that are
> displaying text in other colors, many of which are fine, but some apps
> display some text in yellow, which on a white background is almost
> unreadable.
> For instance, the display from Cassandra's "cqlsh" shows the results
> of queries in black, purple (probably not quite right), and yellow.
> The worst part is, it's using yellow for the column values.
> Is there any way to control this, in general (obviously, not just for
> cqlsh output)?

Set Mintty's yellow colour to be something legible against your chosen
background colour.

(Come to think of it, I should rebase my old GUI colour selection patch.
 I probably should update Mintty anyway.  But all that would require

P.S.  Sorry about mailing you directly David.

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