Changing font colors during compile.

I’m running Scrivener on Linux Mint 17.2 Mate, and am not able to override font colors during compile as described in the tutorial. I have verified this doesn’t work in both the 64 bit and 32 bit versions. Is this a function of Mate (Gnome 2), or a “feature” of all desktop environments? Can anyone confirm if this functionality is present in KDE, Cinnamon or other environments?

Does overriding font colors during compile work for anyone?