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Jay Levitt 02-20-2006 10:43 AM

Text colors w/o ANSI background
Am I correct that the ability to respond to text-color commands (e.g. with syntax highlighting) is still only available with a black "ANSI-color" background? That's really hard on the eyes. I know you've had the feature request before to follow color schemes (or at least allow a white background), so I'm just echoing it now, in case it might make 5.1 or 5.2.

Jay Levitt

tnygren 02-20-2006 02:20 PM

Hi Jay,

Currently, when ANSI colors are enabled, the background is set to the first ANSI color listed which is black.

We do have several requests to allow this to be changed.

Would you like to be contacted if a version of SecureCRT is released with this option?

If so, a post would be made here if a version were released. If email is prefered, just send a message to with a subject of ATTN: Teresa Forum Thread 1284 so that we can notify you via email.

The ANSI colors can be changed globally in the 'ANSI Color' sub-category under 'Appearance' and 'Terminal' in the 'Global Options'. This is a global change. For example, changing the first color (black) to a different color will affect the screen anytime that color is requested by the remote.

If black is not a common color called by applications, changing it may be a workaround for now.

Maureen 11-10-2006 03:23 PM

The ability to use color schemes with ANSI color has been added to SecureCRT 5.3, which is in pre-beta testing. This allows backgrounds other than black and foregrounds other than white to be used when the ANSI color option is set. If you're interested in trying this, please send e-mail to me at


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