Short summary of the ncurses bug:
- when you call start_color() and then endwin() twice without calling
use_default_colors() in the middle, endwin() resets the color to grey on
black (and then clears to end of line, which leaves an ugly black bar in
my gnome-terminal which uses a white background).
Translated into muttrc:
- when you shell out to external programs before configuring 'default'
as a color name, you get this bug
This leads to a workaround I've just tested:
- edit /etc/Muttrc and insert
color normal default default
just above the last line, which is
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mutt does not properly restore console colors on exit
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