I realized that neither highlight-indentation nor highlight-indent-guides works with emacs in server/client mode.

I'm launching emacs server/client like this :

$ /usr/bin/emacs --daemon
$ emacsclient -c

I'm launching emacs standalone like this :

$ emacs

I can see that the faces are different and highlighting indentation won't be displayed with emacs client.

The screenshot shows client mode on the left and standalone mode on the right. I disabled every customization to debug. enter image description here

I use emacs 26.1

Is there a bug to track down ? Do I miss a setup ?

  • You didn't post your config or what exact libraries you tried and how you configured them. highlight-indent-guides works even when started in daemon mode (I use it daily). Maybe you switched themes (/or opened first frame) after loading the lib? If so try calling M-x highlight-indent-guides-auto-set-faces.
    – dakra
    Jul 12, 2018 at 16:29
  • Hi, thanks for your comment. Strangely enough, restarting my emacs daemon later, the problem was fixed. I can't tell why.
    – skizo
    Aug 1, 2018 at 7:24


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