Opened 3 months ago

Last modified 2 months ago

#4004 new Feature Request

"Window background color" option for SciTEConfig.

Reported by: psills2604@… Owned by: Jos
Milestone: Component: SciTE4AutoIt
Version: Severity: None
Keywords: window background color Cc:


Please add a "Window background color" option to SciTEConfig.

The existing "Background Color" option in the "Edit Colors" tab only sets the background color of a datatype (Comment, Number, Function, etc) when you select the "Default Back Color" option for it; there is no option to change the background color of the entire window. Looking at the SciTeConfig.au3 source, I found reference to a SciTE property, style.au3.32. I added this to my file and found that this is indeed the property that sets the background color of the entire window.

Please add SciTE property style.au3.32 to the file which is included in the SciTE4AutoIT3 installation package.

Please set the "Window background color" option I'm asking you to add as the default color for the "Background Color" option.

On the AutoIt home page,, in the section "Built-in Editor with Syntax Highlighting" it says:

Users can also download a complete version of SciTe ...

Please make this wording clearer with something like:

... Users can also download SciTE4AutoIT3, a complete version of SciTE that includes additional tools to make things even easier. SciTE4AutoIT3 isn't included in the AutoIt download package; it must be downloaded and installed separately. Installing SciTE4AutoIt3 replaces the “lite” version of SciTe that is included in the AutoIt download package.

On the SciTEConfig page,, please add documentation on how to access the SciTEConfig Options, ie. open a .au3 file in SciTE, press Ctrl + 1.

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comment:1 Changed 3 months ago by TicketCleanup

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comment:2 Changed 3 months ago by Jos

I actually think we should change SciTEConfig.au3 line 1243:

        Update_SciTE_UserContent("Update", "style.*.32", $Orec)


        Update_SciTE_UserContent("Update", "style.au3.32", $Orec)

So only the AU3 lexer background is changed when selecting another background in SciTEconfig, so we only change it for AutoIt3. The other option is to change them both when selecting a different background.


Last edited 2 months ago by mLipok (previous) (diff)

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