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Default background color in Textedit

Is there any way to get text displayed in white and the background be black in TextEdit in plain text mode?

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marked as duplicate by user495470, patrix, Michiel, Gerry, Mark Nov 5 '12 at 13:49

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  1. CMD + T
  2. Adjust document color.
  3. Adjust text color.
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Cool, any way to set that as default? I tried going through the preferences but the font picker seems broken (i.e. the colors don't update or anything, and when I reopen TextEdit it's black on white again). – houbysoft Nov 4 '12 at 9:13
Hi, the color picker works for me. But I don't seem to be able to make it default. – revolver Nov 4 '12 at 9:20
Yea, I meant it works (even though the color picker doesn't show any visual feedback, the actual window color changes), but setting it as default doesn't. – houbysoft Nov 4 '12 at 9:43
You could save a blank document with those colours, then mark it as stationary pad (use Get Info in Finder), and start every new document from this one. – Harald Hanche-Olsen Nov 4 '12 at 10:36
Nice trick. Never know we can do that. – revolver Nov 4 '12 at 12:27

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