Questions tagged [colors]

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Different colors for different characters in tty-menu-bar

All I want to do is have a different color for different characters for the tty-menu-bar when in a terminal mode. Lets say I have for the menu bar "File", I want the character "F" ...
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How do I change the highlighted background color inside the parenthesis?

I am using pretty much the default theme color however, I do want to change the highlighted background color inside the parenthesis. Is there any specific Face Attributes setting for this specific ...
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How do I change the color of the menu bar in terminal Emacs?

I am using Emacs in a terminal. This is what the menu bar looks like: The menu bar has a white foreground and a black background. I want a green background with a pink foreground instead. Is there a ...
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Getting consistent colors for terminal and GUI emacs

I've noticed that color definitions on the terminal and the GUI are not consistent. For example on the GUI, there is a color DarkOrchid2 defined, however this is not there for the terminal. Instead, ...
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Do not colour “word” colours in rainbow-mode

In rainbow-mode, is it possible to toggle colouring only "words" or only "hexadicimals"? I don't see a variable I could set.
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pdf-view-midnight-minor-mode does not change background color

The pdf (black text on white background) I'm currently reading in PDFView with pdf-view-midnight-minor-mode enabled only changes the color of the text from black to gray but the background remains the ...
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Unable to load color “#FFFFFF” (mouse-face)

Using Emacs 27.1 (mac port, BigSur), I get a strange behavior when I set the mouse face color using an hexadecimal description. Running emacs -Q -l show-bug.el, with show-bug.el being: (font-lock-mode ...
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How to use the GUI color defaults in emacs terminal [duplicate]

With some googling I managed to get emacs to work in 24bit mode in the terminal (I'm working in windows in WSL2, so don't have access to a gui). When I loaded my colour theme, it looks completely ...
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Marking up colored text in Org

I want to generate an Excel spreadsheet programmatically from an Org document. Any tips on how to markup colored text? I understand that Org does not natively support color markup, wondering if there'...
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Emacs python-mode language formatting does not reapply on buffer on newly typed text

When I open a .py file for the first time the formatting is perfect, colors match special words as expected in Python But when I type new text in the buffer, it inherits the color of the same ...
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Make mark color overlap highlight symbol at point

I use auto-highlight-symbol-mode package to auto highlight symbol on point. I found it annoying when I mark a text because the symbol highlight overlaps on my marked text, so I don't see if I marked ...
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Strange Color Issues

I've been playing around with Emacs for the first time this week, and I've been having some issues with the color scheme. This post was prompted by getting some weird when using helm. I've also ...
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Quick temporary colour change

I'm using a dark theme to write Clojure, with rainbow parentheses etc. I like this theme and its syntax colouring, and I don't want to change it or mess it up. BUT ... I'm currently sitting outside in ...
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eshell and color output

I am facing a strange behavior regarding the implementation of color for shell outputs when using eshell. This is the content of my .emacs: (require 'xterm-color) (require 'eshell) (add-hook 'eshell-...
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Fontify parts of the mode-line

How do I most conveniently fontify/colorize parts of my mode-line. Specifically I want the vc branch named to have one color for master and another for other branches.
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M-x customize-themes [no match]

I'm new to Emacs and trying to change the color scheme so that there is no blue text on a black background, but when I try instructions online on how to do so, I keep getting [no match] error messages....
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Colored string in mode line

I have: (setq mode-line-end-spaces "string") That displays string in the mode-line. How can I get string in red there?
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Is it possible to have different color values for a font-lock face in a string?

My font-lock-warning-face has a red color. Which works well in almost all circumstances, it is very pronounced. The problem is, my font-lock-string-face has orange color. So warnings inside strings ...
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In a Python code is it possible to give a color to called functions?

As a theme I am using Dracula. For example I have this example code piece coloring: When cursor is on terminate() and I typed M-x customize-face it is linked to (default ‘all faces’). I am not sure ...
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How to change color of the found character string on `projectile-find-file`? [duplicate]

I am using projectile-find-file to open files. The color of the found part of the string ex: (bash) in the mini-buffer is unreadable on my terminal. Is it possible to change its color? Example ...
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Syntax coloring: Unable to color special syntax

I am writing a mode to color a few common syntax in a symbolic language called FORM. I am a new user of emacs and I took the help of this website to write down the following code. I modified the ...
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Use the terminal background color for the emacs -nw

I am looking for a way to force "emacs -nw" to use the same background color that the terminal uses. (just like vim does). By default, every emacs theme has its own default background color. ...
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Change the color of delimiters of agenda view

I use the theme "doom-one" which displays the org-agenda-view as: The color delimiters is gray which not very obvious to distinguish every range. On the theme of doom-dark+, the delimiter is of ...
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Change Background Color of Code Block for org-mode LaTeX export

I'm inserting code fragments in an org-mode document like this: #+CAPTION: My Caption #+NAME: fig:figure_name #+BEGIN_SRC a_language My code ... #+END_SRC In PDF LaTeX export, the code blocks are ...
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How to make emacs show correct hex color on background?

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). I have added following line into ....
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Emacs font style and colorisation

I am used to Emacs under Windows 10 and trying to switch to Ubuntu. My Windows 10 Emacs font is M-x describe-font: name (opened by): -outline-Courier New-normal-normal-normal-mono-13-*-*-*-c-*-...
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Required color-theme file missing in Emacs 26

After upgrading my OS (Ubuntu, from 18.04 to 19.04), my favorite text editor was automatically upgraded from Emacs 25 to Emacs 26. I then encountered a familiar error message at start-up: File is ...
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How to override background to black after load-theme?

I am using the monokai theme from https://github.com/oneKelvinSmith/monokai-emacs, and I would like to override the background to be black. Following the override instructions, I tried: (setq monokai-...
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How to make e2ansi-cat work with emacs 26

I'm trying to to cat the file named foo using e2ansi-cat: AdministorsMBP2:~ administrator$ e2ansi-cat --color-class=color --background-mode=light foo Cannot open load file: No such file or directory, ...
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How to show colours and clear when running React development server in eshell?

Here is how the usual Ubuntu terminal looks when you run the React development serving using npm start and make changes to your source: Say the server was already running and you tried to do npm ...
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Change default colors in f90-mode [duplicate]

Could you let me know where the default colors in f90-mode are defined and how to change them?
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Coloured active mode line only when many windows

I am reluctantly using a coloured active mode line to distinguish it from inactive mode lines, but it occurred to me that it might be possible to reserve its colouring for times when there are more ...
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How to change color of Python “None” and Booleans for digital-ofs1 color theme

I'm trying to change the color of Python None and Boolean variables in the digital-ofs1 color scheme, but can't find which variable to change. I've Googled around to no avail and can't seem to solve ...
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How do I change the font color of mode-line?

How do I change the font color of the mode-line to make it more visible?
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Retouching syntax highlight of major mode

I am writing a minor mode to complement haskell-mode, and I am trying to color subwords in camelCased identifiers with slightly different shades of the same color. Perhaps this can be done by "...
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Change color of preview expressions in Auctex

In the customize group "Preview Appearance", I click on "Preview Face" and set "Foreground" to "red". To the right, I see the word "sample" displayed in red. Then I select "Save for Future Sessions." ...
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Should I be worried about the inability to undo a Custom Theme?

I am relatively new to emacs and am liking it... so much so that I'd like to customize the look and feel. I'm aware the Custom Theme is the new way and is different from Color Theme. The one thing ...
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how to tell a Custom Theme vs Color Theme?

I am considering changing the look of my emacs (just default state right now). I've read that Color Theme is an older approach but has its own advantages compared to Custom Theme (newer approach). One ...
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Looking for hex values of the default colorscheme

I don't know if it's the default colorscheme in every version, but the version I'm using, Emacs-26.3 downloaded from GNU ftp mirror, has this colorscheme by default. I don't know how to get the values ...
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Improving org-block-begin-line, splitting in several faces

The face org-block-begin-line allows to customize the first line of the following block #+BEGIN_SRC lang :var arg1=1 arg2=2 ... #+END_SRC However, I would like to customize the faces within the line,...
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How can I set color for listing executable files in Dired Mode?

Trying here to set color for executable files, as it is for ls command! How can I do that? I've already managed to set color for certains file extensions, using Diredful package, but couldn't do it ...
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how to change org-ellipsis foreground color?

Currently my org-ellipsis is " [+]" (setq org-ellipsis " [+]") I want it to be slightly grey so that it will be less prominent but I don't want to change the foreground color of my headings. I ...
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Is it possible to disable color highlighting in css-mode?

I'm using Emacs 26.1 in the terminal (emacs -nw). When using css-mode, strings representing colors seem to be automatically highlighted. I don't find this feature useful, and further, the colors ...
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some pointer declarations not colored

macs -nw fails to color code certain declarations of pointer arrays seemingly depending on the structure being pointed to. For example: SomeStruct *one[4] is all white (I have dark background), but ...
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Missing color support (for exa) in eshell

I just started using eshell. But the color support for some commands seems to be missing. For example I like to use the command exa, because of its nice colors. But in eshell it is all black.
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How color specific text in shell?

Windows 10 (64 bit), Emacs 26.1 Here Windows console. Result of build my project: gradlew assemble here result: as you can see text BUILD SUCCESSFUL is on green color. Nice. Now same on Emacs's ...
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Strange Emacs Colors in gray30 Background Urxvt

Recently I've been trying out different terminal color schemes. However, I found out that when I change the background of urxvt to gray30, emacs -nw has completely different syntax coloring. I've not ...
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Colors do not get saved [duplicate]

I want to color a word in emacs. So I open a somefile (C-x C-f somefile) and a write some silly sentence. Now I want to colorize the word silly with yellow. So, with the mouse I chose Edit > Text ...
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How to enable 256 colors in terminal

I'm having a problem with setting up colors in my xfce terminal. (list-colors-display) shows only 8 colors, while both my $TERM variable and (tty-type) is xterm-256color. I've dug through the ...
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Different color theme for scratch buffer

I'd like my *scratch* buffer to have it's own color theme, different to the one I use elsewhere, so that I know when I'm working there. How can I do this?