It is possible to change the colours displayed. This can be done from the command line or from within a preference file.
The valid colours are BLACK, RED, GREEN, YELLOW, BLUE, MAGENTA, CYAN, WHITE.
For example, to change the normal screen colour to yellow text on a blue background:
taper --color-normal yellow, blue
from the command line, or
in a preference file.
color-normal = yellow,blue
Below is a list of the possible colors to change
title bar (blue on white)
main screen (white on blue)
dialog boxes (white on red)
status boxes (white on red)
screen used to select files (black on green)
screen used to show selected files (white on blue)
screen used to show unselected files (white on blue)
status bar at bottom of the screen (blue on white)
screen used to show help screen (black on cyan)
screen used to show current volume contents (white on purple)
screen used to get data (eg. change preferences, enter volume title) (white on black).