Dr. Manuel Kuehner
* In "normal" beamer themes, I often use the color alert in pgfplots diagrams etc.
* This way, I use the same highlight color that is used for \alert{text} (alerted text).
* Strangely, in metropolis, the text command \alert{text} and the alert color lead to different colors.
* Is this a bug and how can access the alert color?


\documentclass{beamer}

\usetheme{metropolis}

\begin{document}
\begin{frame}
\frametitle{blub}

\end{frame}

\end{document}


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samcarter
The colour for alerted text is stored in a beamer colour called altered text. You can access the foreground component of the beamer colour like this:


\documentclass{beamer}

\usetheme{metropolis}

\begin{document}
\begin{frame}
\frametitle{blub}


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