5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 14, 2014 12:27 PM by Kevinburtonsmith
MK Coolum Beach Level 1 Level 1

Capacity to change background colours seems to have been removed.  Has anyone found where to do this please???


MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • Don Archibald Level 10 Level 10

    It's still available in Lion's version of Mail.

     

    Open a New Message window in Mail. Then select Show Fonts from the Format menu.

     

    In the Fonts screen, click the button for Document Color; a clor selection window will open. In that, choose the color you want for background.

     

    Screen Shot 2012-02-15 at 00.31.24 .png

     

    Note - if you do this before entering any text in the New Message, you can save it as a Stationery item, which means you can select it from the Stationery menu in the future, saving many steps.

  • grtgrfx Level 1 Level 1

    Not for me, it doesn't. I choose a document color (black) and nothing changes. Changing text color does work. Running Lion 10.7.5, Mail 5.3.

  • MarcStress Level 1 Level 1

    Hi Don ::

     

    Thanks for pointing out this UI feature. Was able to do exactly what I needed.

     

    Marc

  • mhutson Level 1 Level 1

    grtgrfx wrote:

     

    Not for me, it doesn't. I choose a document color (black) and nothing changes. Changing text color does work. Running Lion 10.7.5, Mail 5.3.

    Same here. OS X 10.9.2, Mail 7.2.

  • Kevinburtonsmith Level 1 Level 1

    In 7.3, I just selected all of the open message, opened type window and colour windows, then clicked on background colour doo-hickey in type window.

     

    Started selecting various colours in colour window until I found the one I wanted. Seems to have worked. Or at least it's a workaround, for now.