[ROOT] Grey/white background in default histograms

From: Andy Buckley (buckley@hep.phy.cam.ac.uk)
Date: Mon Mar 29 2004 - 14:16:59 MEST

Hi again,

I've just done a search over the ROOTtalk list archives for the last
couple of years for posts about the default background colour (grey) in
ROOT histograms --- I've heard more people complain that the histos
don't have a white background by default than about any other feature in
ROOT! Surprisingly I only found one (unanswered) post, so thought I'd
bring the issue up again. Sorry if you're sick of hearing about this!

Anyway, is there some reason for the default canvas background colour to
not be white? And is it possible to over-ride it in e.g. a .rootrc file
rather than having to put a load of histogram formatting commands in any
script that I use?

I have a similar issue with the drop-shadowed boxes for the histogram
title and the stats box --- if the box outline and shadow can be
disabled in .rootrc, I'd be interested to know!


Andy Buckley, HEP Group, Cavendish Lab, Cambridge

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