When you have a long listing to type in, do you get fed up with the
'standard' blue screen and black border with white characters? Well here
are two POKE's that will change all that.
Before you start typing in that magic program, type, in the 'Direct
Mode' , i.e. without using a line number, POKE 710,n where n represents
any number from 0 to 255. This will set the main screen colour to
whatever you wish and make the characters anything from black to
invisible! Experiment until you find a colour that suits you. Then type
POKE 712,n where n is the same number as before for a screen all of the
same colour or some other number for a contrast. No more strain on the
eyes! Choose your own favourite colour!