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summary: Ability to configure border colour, when present
class: wish: This is a request for an enhancement.
difficulty: fun: Just needs tuits, and not many of them.
priority: low: We aren't sure whether to fix this or not.

Currently, if a border has been configured inside the terminal window with "Gap between text and window edge", it uses the same 'Default Background' colour as the rest of the terminal window. It would sometimes be useful for it to have a distinct colour.

This would be particularly useful on Windows 10+, which has decided that visible window borders aren't cool any more. As a result, with multiple overlapping PuTTY windows, it's hard to see where one ends and the next begins. PuTTY's internal window border could be used to compensate for this usability issue.

(Are there any server-side escape sequences which morally ought to affect this part of the terminal window? DEC's VT510/VT520 had a local 'overscan' setting; on a VT520 at least, this controls whether the screen border is white (on) or black (off), at least with the terminal on black-on-white mode. The VT510 manual documents a 'DECOSCNM' sequence which presumably controls the same thing. SCO OpenServer has an 'SBC' ('set border colour') sequence.)

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(last revision of this bug record was at 2022-10-07 17:23:01 +0100)