My question is about xterm menu colors, but perhaps I'm doing something else wrong so I'm going to include the background steps that got me to this question.
I'm trying to get XTerm to send escape by default when I hit the meta key. I can get this to work by adding a .Xresources file:
That works great, but by loading the .Xresources file it changes my new xterm color schemes to black on white; I want white on black.
Ok, I can fix this. I'll just add some more config to my .Xresources:
XTerm*Background: Black XTerm*Foreground: White XTerm*metaSendsEscape: true
This does set my xterm back to the color scheme I want. Almost. The background and foreground are both black, but now the menus (ctrl+left click) have the same color scheme which makes it hard to see them.
So I now want to change the menu colors independently of the normal background and foreground, but I can't figure out how to do that. I assume it is possible because if I remove the .Xresources file that is default that I get.
This is what my xterm looks like without a .Xresources file (this is what I'm trying to replicate using .Xresouces):
This is what my xterm currently looks like with the above .Xresources: