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The way I run emacs:

TERM=xterm-256color emacs -nw <my_file>


I am trying to have background on dracula-theme (https://github.com/dracula/dracula-theme).

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I have added following line into .emacs:

(add-to-list 'default-frame-alist '(background-color . "#282a36"))

Expected color:

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but some blue color show up instead:

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I have also installed the draculate them but similiar problem occurs.

(add-to-list 'custom-theme-load-path "~/.emacs.d/themes") (load-theme 'dracula t)

Possible bug: https://github.com/dracula/emacs/issues/32

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Have you applied a theme? In which case

M-x: describe-face

type "default"

See what that is.

Also, remember that terminals have pallettes. This stack exchange article will get you going.

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  • I have applied the theme as (add-to-list 'custom-theme-load-path "~/.emacs.d/themes"); (load-theme 'dracula t) // when I type default I get Background: #000000 – alper Feb 7 at 9:15

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