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bug #63772: Wrong command window background color on startup with Windows 7

Submitter:  Vicky <vic>
Submitted:  Tue 07 Feb 2023 12:58:12 AM UTC
Category:  GUI Severity:  2 - Minor
Priority:  1 - Later Item Group:  Other
Status:  Postponed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  * Open
Release:  * 7.3.0 Operating System:  * Microsoft Windows
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  None
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Wed 08 Feb 2023 09:52:31 PM UTC, comment #4: 

Fair enough, no worrry.

Vicky <vic>
Wed 08 Feb 2023 07:32:54 AM UTC, comment #3: 

I don't have access to a machine with Windows 7. And given the fact that even the extended support by MS for that OS has ended, I won't bother installing it.

It is not a bug that prohibits working with Octave. And like you wrote, you can work around this with `clc`.

I'm willing to review a patch if someone would like to fix this for that outdated OS. But I won't be able to look further into this myself.

Markus Mützel <mmuetzel>
Project Member
Tue 07 Feb 2023 11:23:16 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Windows 7.

I don't have (or at least never saw) a choice in default terminal/console. It's the built-in one.

When run 'cmd' I see the colors that I have set it (you can change them by right click on the upper margin of the window, and then "Properties")
For ex, now I've set it to white backgr, and black foregr, but this doesn't affect what octave Gui shows at startup for background.

For cmd you can also change "Default" properties, and this seems to partically affect the background of octave Gui. It shows a much darker shade of whatever the cmd default backgr. is set to be, around the text.

Again, typing 'clc' fixes it (till next start).

The CLI octave does not have this bug.

Vicky <vic>
Tue 07 Feb 2023 09:39:10 AM UTC, comment #1: 

I haven't seen that before.

Which Windows version are you using?
What is your default terminal (classic Console Host or new Windows Terminal)?
Which colors does the terminal have that you see when running `cmd`?

Markus Mützel <mmuetzel>
Project Member
Tue 07 Feb 2023 12:58:12 AM UTC, original submission:  

At every start of gnu octave, have the issue described in detail here:

As temporary solution: just clear window (with right-click on that blue background, or “ctrl-L”).
Although at next start, it’s same issue.
Bug not present in the CLI version.

Vicky <vic>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2023-02-08 mmuetzel Severity3 - Normal 2 - Minor
        Priority5 - Normal 1 - Later
        StatusNeed Info Postponed
        Summarywrong command window background color on startup Wrong command window background color on startup with Windows 7
    2023-02-07 mmuetzel StatusNone Need Info

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