Iterm terminals very dim

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Alex Boldt

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Jan 5, 2017, 2:26:57 PM1/5/17
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Hi, I was trying to change the foreground color on my Default profile to green, and then after a couple of minutes, all of my windows became very dim. It is only the terminal windows themselves that are dim, not the entire iTerm app window. I've attached a screenshot to show what I mean. I turned off all dimming in the Appearance menu, and I tried uninstalling and reinstalling several times, and I even tried rolling back to v3.0.12. Even the other color presets are coming out very dim, as attached. What could be the problem? I don't think it's a zsh issue, as mac terminal works fine.

I've attached screenshots showing the dimming is off, the colors selected in the color menu seem bright, and the Light Background preset is also very hard to read.

Thanks!

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George Nachman

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Jan 5, 2017, 4:25:21 PM1/5/17
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The high cursor boost setting is the cause. "Cursor Boost" is a euphemism: a more accurate name would be "Dim Everything Except the Cursor" but that didn't sound as nice.


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Alex Boldt

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Jan 5, 2017, 4:42:24 PM1/5/17
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Yes, that was it, I have no idea when I touched that or why I didn't try to change it to fix. Thank you so much!

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