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How to set the drawing window background color from menu, script or LISP?

A - answer Use the Background AutoCAD environment variable (not system variable) to change model window background color - e.g.:
(SETENV "Background" "1111111")
or (in LT):
_SETENV Background 1111111
and restart your drawing window (e.g. by switching to a layout and back).

Similarly you can change the layout (paperspace) background color with:

(setenv "Layout background" "123456")

Do not forget to specify the color code as a string and type the variable name verbatim as specified above (upper/lowercase).

The color code is calculated as:

(blue * 65536) + (green * 256) + red

You can get the current code by:

(getenv "Background")

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