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ISCA BBS Client: Color

The ISCABBS Client allows you to change the colors used for posts, express messages, and other BBS information, and gives some additional options relating to color. These options are in the client configuration Color menu.

Options

By selecting the Options menu from the color menu, you can set up color options. Currently there are two options:

  1. Automatically answer the ANSI terminal question?
    If you answer Yes, the client will automatically answer Yes when the BBS asks if you are on an ANSI color terminal. This is recommended for most users.
  2. Use bold ANSI colors when ANSI is enabled?
    If you answer Yes, the client will use boldface colors, and if you answer No, it will use dim colors. Experiment with this setting to see which looks better on your particular computer.

Posts

By selecting the Posts menu from the color menu, you can set up colors in which posts will appear. You can set up a different color scheme for posts made by your friends as opposed to ordinary users. You will first be asked to choose which of these you want to set up. Choose User or Friend.

The next thing you will see is an example post. Choose Date to choose the color for the date and time stamp, Name to choose the color in which the author's name appears, and Text to choose the color for the text of the message.

Once you have set up colors, all posts you read will appear in the colors you selected. For Mail> messages, the color scheme is determined by the author of the Mail> message. If your Mail> is from a friend, it will appear with the friend scheme; if it is from anyone else, it will appear with the user scheme.

Express messages

By selecting the Xpress menu from the color menu, you can set up colors in which express messages will appear. You can set up a different color scheme for express messages made by your friends as opposed to ordinary users. You will first be asked to choose which of these you want to set up. Choose User or Friend.

The next thing you will see is an example express message. Choose Name to choose the color in which the author's name appears, and Text to choose the color for the text of the message.

Once you have set up colors, all express messages will appear in the colors you selected.

General

By selecting the General menu from the color menu, you can set up colors for BBS-wide prompts and messages.

Choose Background to set the background color. Choose a listed color, or choose Default, and the default color for your terminal will be used. Default is the option you should use if you have a "transparent" terminal.

Choose Error to set the color in which error and warning messages are displayed, Forum to set the color in which forum names are displayed, Number to set the color in which numbers and messages are displayed, and Text to set the color in which general text is displayed.

Input

By selecting the Input menu from the color menu, you can set the colors in which your own input is displayed. This includes posts, express messages, forum names, etc.

Choose Text to set the text color, or choose Completion to set the color in which automatically completed text is displayed.

Reset colors

If you select the Reset colors option from the color menu, you can erase all color settings and start over with the default colors. This is useful if you create a color scheme you don't like and wish to start over.