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Here are two examples of what I mean:

  1. The lines are rendered in a different color as the background, so they are clearly seen:

  2. The lines are rendered in the same color as the background, so they can not be seen:

So, I would like to know how to tweak that, probably setting a face attribute.
Whether to render it clearly or hide it.

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  • See the :box attribute: gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/elisp/… M-x customize-face for both mode-line and mode-line-inactive [The question is likely a duplicate of something from somewhere, but I don't have time to search/Google right now ...] – lawlist Jan 13 at 21:09
  • Thanks @lawlist. Wrote the answer, just in case. – nephewtom Jan 14 at 14:34
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Following @lawlist advise, using :box attribute for mode-line-inactive made it.

The mode lines images shown in the question are from inactive frames.
The second image shows an inactive frame with a mode line that does not render the straight lines.

Using:

(set-face-attribute 'mode-line-inactive nil :box t)

renders the straight line with foreground color:

enter image description here

as it is indicated in Face Attributes section of Emacs Lisp manual.

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