• Stupid Question - Messages

    From DesotoFireflite@VERT/VALHALLA to All on Mon Mar 28 14:41:53 2022
    I know theres a way to do it, but for the like of me, I can't find it, and don't remember how.

    I want to change the color of the displayed message and quote. Is this a feature of Sync, or is it just a feature of the message reader (SlyEdit, IceEdit, etc). I just want to change how the user see it on my system, not how it goes out to the network.

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to DesotoFireflite on Mon Mar 28 12:45:13 2022
    Re: Stupid Question - Messages
    By: DesotoFireflite to All on Mon Mar 28 2022 02:41 pm

    I know theres a way to do it, but for the like of me, I can't find it, and don't remember how.

    I want to change the color of the displayed message and quote. Is this a feature of Sync, or is it just a feature of the message reader (SlyEdit, IceEdit, etc). I just want to change how the user see it on my system, not how it goes out to the network.

    It's both. A message reader could ignore any color information in the message and just display it however it wants to you (colorizing words or quotes or whatever). Or the message reader could display the message as its stored and any colorizing of the message/quote would be the work of the original message author/editor.

    The MsgHdrBodySeparator text.dat string can be used to set a default color for message text displayed by the "built-in" message viewer in SBBS.
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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to DesotoFireflite on Mon Mar 28 12:39:48 2022
    Re: Stupid Question - Messages
    By: DesotoFireflite to All on Mon Mar 28 2022 02:41 pm

    I know theres a way to do it, but for the like of me, I can't find it, and don't remember how.

    I want to change the color of the displayed message and quote. Is this a feature of Sync, or is it just a feature of the message reader (SlyEdit, IceEdit, etc). I just want to change how the user see it on my system, not how it goes out to the network.

    I don't think there is a setting for that in Synchronet's reader. The closest options I can think of are the toggle option in SCFG within each sub-board to allow extra attribute codes, and there's the section in SCFG under Message Options called Extra Attribute Codes where you can toggle which attribute codes will be interpreted in messages.

    The thing is that messages can have color codes saved in them, so you might want to be able to see those colors. If there was a setting for the color of a message and for quote lines, that would mean stripping any existing color codes from the message in order to use the color you want the message to appear with.

    Nightfox

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to DesotoFireflite on Mon Mar 28 16:58:46 2022
    Re: Stupid Question - Messages
    By: DesotoFireflite to All on Mon Mar 28 2022 02:41 pm

    I know theres a way to do it, but for the like of me, I can't find it, and don't remember how.

    I want to change the color of the displayed message and quote. Is this a feature of Sync, or is it just a feature of the message reader (SlyEdit, IceEdit, etc). I just want to change how the user see it on my system, not how it goes out to the network.

    text.dat
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  • From DesotoFireflite@VERT/VALHALLA to Digital Man on Mon Mar 28 17:29:02 2022
    Re: Stupid Question - Messages
    By: Digital Man to DesotoFireflite on Mon Mar 28 2022 12:45 pm

    I want to change the color of the displayed message and quote. Is this
    a feature of Sync, or is it just a feature of the message reader
    (SlyEdit, IceEdit, etc). I just want to change how the user see it on
    my system, not how it goes out to the network.

    It's both. A message reader could ignore any color information in the message and just display it however it wants to you (colorizing words or quotes or whatever). Or the message reader could display the message as its stored and any colorizing of the message/quote would be the work of the original message author/editor.

    Ok, thanks. Not exactly what I wanted to hear, but it does explain why I could not find a simple color switch. <BFG>

    The MsgHdrBodySeparator text.dat string can be used to set a default color for message text displayed by the "built-in" message viewer in SBBS.

    I figured that one out by mistake, a while back, big mistake at the time. LMFAO, As always, thanks for the assist Rob

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Digital Man on Mon Mar 28 20:53:26 2022
    Re: Stupid Question - Messages
    By: Digital Man to DesotoFireflite on Mon Mar 28 2022 12:45 pm

    speaking of colors, there's attr.cfg
    maybe this stuff would be better off being at the end of text.dat?
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