I want a black background in my multi-term buffer and therefore, I call :

'(term-default-bg-color "#000000")
'(term-default-fg-color "#dddd00"))

in my emacs initialization file. But, it does not color the entire background. See the attached image. I want the entire background color as black.enter image description here

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    As far as I can tell, this has nothing to do with multi-term. You're commenting about the behavior of term (ansi-term?), of which multi-term is a wrapper.
    – PythonNut
    Commented Feb 2, 2016 at 3:20

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I don't know why the background is white where the text is. term-default-bg-color and term-default-fg-color are obsolete, use the term face instead.

I'm not sure there's a way to make the background of the terminal anything other than default face, so you'll want the term face to inherit its background color from default.

(set-face-attribute 'term nil :background 'unspecified)

or M-x customize-face RET term RET.

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