In Org-mode, you can go into column/table view (C-c C-x C-c). When doing so, the alignment of text in rows is a little bit off, despite having a monospace font in my startup settings. I figured out this is caused by columns with bold text, which is how tags and TODOs are rendered.

Is there a way to make all fonts (including tags and TODOs) to be normal weight, when in column/table view? An okay compromise would be to disable bold decorations in Org mode altogether.

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Since you are ok disabling globally that decorations for face org-todo and org-tag, adding that on your init.el should work:

(add-hook 'org-mode-hook
          (lambda ()
            (let ((faces '(org-todo org-tag org-done))
                  (mapcar (lambda (f) (set-face-attribute f nil :weight 'normal))

Be sure to add that after some customized theme loading, because this can be overwritten.

  • Hi @Manoel. I've just tried evaluating that, and I get "Invalid face: org-todo". Any idea why? Nov 4, 2017 at 23:43
  • Seems that org-todo and org-tag are defined in some way on org-faces instead of org module, but even setting org-faces as argument to eval-after-load this doesn't works well. Maybe these variables are created on the fly. I don't know well the reason, but setup that alternatively as hook for org-mode works as expected. Try update the code from the edited answer. Nov 5, 2017 at 0:05
  • Much better, that works for me! Would be nice to single it out to only table mode but I can see how that might be tough. Also, you may want to add a line for 'org-done as well, for posterity, as that is required. Where did you find all of those org-related face attributes? I just happened to guess org-done and got lucky. Nov 5, 2017 at 4:10
  • Nice that you asked. I just called M-x describe-face on the current cursor position of the text related that you asked, a TODO and a random tag. Nov 5, 2017 at 5:15

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