[PD] Background Color

Claude Heiland-Allen claude at mathr.co.uk
Mon Feb 4 16:34:29 CET 2019

Hi Antoine,

On 04/02/2019 14:00, Antoine Villeret wrote:
> hi all,
> I'm on Manjaro with i3wm and my Pd looks weird (#000000 text over 
> #2B2C2B background) :
> https://ibb.co/MDqzr5s
> which makes it difficult to use...
> I'm sure it's due to a window manager theming because loading Pd from 
> openbox display the usual white background.
> Does anyone experience the same and know how to change the color ?

You can modify Pd patch window background colour in X11 or Xorg by using 
X resources:

$ cat ~/.Xresources
*PatchWindow*background: red
$ xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources
$ pd

Now all Pd patch windows have red background.  Easy to choose your 
preferred colour.

You need to restart Pd for xrdb changes to take effect.

You may need to add the xrdb -merge command to your login scripts.

I tested this with XFCE4 on Debian, hopefully it works on your window 
manager too.


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