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Re: Latest Cygwin update and Emacs in Mintty

Achim Gratz writes:
> After the latest Cygwin update I'm hitting an interesting problem with
> emacs-nox running in a mintty: when Emacs starts, it decides that the
> background color is gray instead of the usual white (for all but the
> rightmost character in the status line, interestingly enough).  I have
> the normal mintty background set slightly off-white (to #F8F8F8) and
> mintty reports itself as xterm-256color (the same happens in when TERM
> is set to screen-256color).  Emacs starts up with the correct background
> color, draws the status bar and the menu bar and only then switches the
> background to gray.  The gray it choses is very slightly lighter than
> the status bar (so lightly in fact that I can make out the difference on
> only one of my three monitors).  Emacs really thinks it is using a white
> background, as evidenced by the fact that (set-background-color "white")
> will produce exactly the same result.  I get my usual background back
> with (set-background-color "#F8F8F8"), but I have no idea where the
> wrong setting for the named color "white" comes from.
> I'm just trying this at home remotely logging in from a konsole terminal
> on my Linux box: Here the background chosen is slightly darker than the
> status bar, the status bar seems to be #B8B8B8 and the background for
> "white seems to be #B4B4B4.  Curious and curiouser...

Ken, did you have a chance to look into this?

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