Is there a way to do syntax highlighting in org-mode code blocks without using: (setq org-src-fontify-natively t)?

Since v. 8, I have been unable to fontify the background for org-block with this option enabled. Would love to fontify my code blocks though!

  • Since Org 9 (setq org-src-fontify-natively t) and a background color with org-block work for me. It didn't work in org 8, but it was fixed with this patch for org 9.
    – amitp
    Jan 20 '18 at 1:58
  • Ah, your right. I just needed to update my packages on Elpa. All good now, thank!
    – Adam
    Jan 20 '18 at 14:23

This was a hold-over from version 8. The solution was to simply update my org packages on elpa: M-x list-packages. Then move the cursor to (in my case) to org-plus-contrib and hit U to mark for updating and x to execute.

Restart Emacs and it should be all good.

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