I'm seeing mode-line-emphasis and mode-line-inactive used in color themes to change the mode-line face value for used and unused buffers.

describe-function and describe-variable don't have an entry for mode-line-emphasis or mode-line-inactive

Where can I find information on this?


They are faces.

See the Emacs manual, node Faces. See node Faces in the Elisp manual to learn about how to investigate and manipulate faces using Emacs Lisp.

Command list-faces-display shows you the currently defined faces. You can use command describe-face to see a description of a given face, and you can use command customize-face to change the appearance of a face.

  • describe-face and list-faces-display were the functions I was looking for, thanks! Aug 11 '17 at 20:36

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