I find the question mark fringe markers for flycheck warnings slightly distracting. Is there a way to hide them?

I'd like to keep the error fringe markers.

I tried M-x customize-face <RET> flycheck-fringe-warning <RET>, unchecking all the attributes, and setting the state to 'Save for future sessions'. That had no effect I observed.

  • I ended up just disabling a big list of flake8 warnings so that they were never raised in the first place (which doesn't answer this question) Aug 22, 2015 at 21:33
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as a workaround I make it invisible by

(set-face-attribute 'flycheck-fringe-warning nil :foreground (face-attribute 'fringe :background ))

similarly, I removed the underline with

(set-face-attribute 'flycheck-warning nil :underline nil)
  • for spacemacs user, add this to dotspacemacs/user-config May 24, 2018 at 13:48
(setq flycheck-indication-mode nil)

Relevant docs here.

  • Yes, I found that -- but I'd like to keep the error fringe markers -- just not the warning fringe markers Aug 12, 2015 at 20:28

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