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vochong
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Dietpi software selection screen is almost unreadable

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Hello,

In Dietpi 7.5, the Browse Software section in the dietpi-software script is almost unreadable to me with its light blue background and white font. I strained my eyes trying to read the words and still could barely read them at all. The same bad choice of background/font colors is seen in some other screens as well.

Is there a way to change the background or font color in this screen?

Thanks!
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Joulinar
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Re: Dietpi software selection screen is almost unreadable

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Hmm strange view. This is not our default colour scheme as we usually have a dark blue background as it is shown on the picture on our online docs https://dietpi.com/docs/dietpi_tools/#software-overview
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Hi Joulinar,

I run the dietpi-software script in Xfce4-terminal console. I have tried to change different colors in this terminal but to no avail. Totally baffled at this issue.

Thanks!
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Re: Dietpi software selection screen is almost unreadable

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Hi Joulinar,

I have just installed Gnome terminal and the Browse Software screen now has a totally readable dark blue background.

I love Dietpi. It's simply awesome!

Thank you.
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Re: Dietpi software selection screen is almost unreadable

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hmm what version of Xfce you are running?

I did a test on Debian Bullseye running XRDP and Xfce 4.16 and for me it displayed correctly

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Re: Dietpi software selection screen is almost unreadable

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Hello,

My Xfce version is 4.16. The problem was seen with the default Xfce terminal in EndeavorOS.
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I need to say I don't know anything about EndeavorOS. Is that an own distribution? How does it work together with DietPi?
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It's just an ArchLinux-based distro. I used its default Xfce terminal to ssh to the Dietpi/RPI.
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ok for me it looks like a challenge on EndeavorOS using the Xfce terminal as it's displaying strange colours. Pls correct me if I'm wrong :)
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Interesting that different terminal emulators display the same colour codes so differently. I'm pretty sure that the whiptail/newt colours (which we cannot change) are the same on EndeavorOS, so does it look similar when you run whiptail directly in that terminal emulator?

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whiptail --checklist test 0 0 0 test testtest off test testtest off test testtest off
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