By default the LispWorks IDE uses a variety of text styles to:
Note: The last two of these features operate only in Lisp mode.
To change the attributes of one or more text styles, first select Environment > Styles in the Preferences dialog as shown in Setting the editor font, color and other style attributes.
Then, to make Common Lisp symbols appear with red foreground rather than the default purple for example, first select Lisp Keyword in the Style Name list. Then select Specified alongside Foreground and double-click on the color area to the right. In the Color chooser that appears, choose the new color and click OK . Now click OK on the Preferences dialog and see the change in the way your Lisp code is displayed. You may need to force the editor window to redisplay, for example by scrolling, to see the change take effect.
For each named style, the Foreground and Background each have exactly one of the following values:
No special formatting
Platform-standard highlighting, as for selected text
The color specified is used.
The system generates a color which is usable for highlighting.
A large cross appears in the Foreground (Background) color area when None , Modified or Default is selected. This indicates that the color is not used for the Foreground (Background).
If you wish to turn off the highlighting of interactive input in the Listener and Shell tools, first select Interactive Input in the Style Name list. Then uncheck all the attributes and click OK .
To restore all styles to those in LispWorks as shipped, click Restore Defaults .
Note: the foreground and background colors of windows are set via the system, not in LispWorks.
The text styles used in syntax coloring have these meanings and default appearance:
LispWorks IDE User Guide (Macintosh version) - 25 Nov 2011