I am using texworks for the first time, I want to change the background of the editor from dark to white, as the code is not visible in dark background. I am using texworks in Manjaro Linux on GNOME desktop environment. Please help me.

editor background

  • Welcome to TeX.SX! It is also very simple to change the colors and keep the dark background. – TeXnician Sep 26 '18 at 9:33
  • Maybe this question can help you. – Pidrittel Sep 26 '18 at 9:37

As an alternative to changing the background color you may easily change the highlighting colors by altering the file ~/.TeXworks/configuration/syntax-patterns.txt:

dark theme

# special characters
orangered               N       [\$#\^_\{\}&]

# LaTeX environments
lightseagreen        N       \\(?:begin|end)\s*\{[^\}]*\}

# LaTeX packages
lightskyblue       N       \\usepackage\s*(?:\[[^\]]*\]\s*)?\{[^\}]*\}

# control sequences
lightsteelblue               N       \\(?:[A-Za-z@]+|.)

# comments
grey                    Y       %.*

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