Questions tagged [colors]

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Using colour when inserting text in a buffer

I would like print some text in either Green Blue Yellow Amber or Red? How can I do it? Have made the following function but calling (mcolour "text" "red" "Mybuffer") ...
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Customize face foreground color value using the color of another face

I am making some small customizations to my org-agenda view. For the face called "Org Agenda Done", I am adding a strikethrough and changing the color. The color I want to use is already ...
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How can I show custom defined colors in *Colors*

When I attempt to customize-face In *Colors* Emacs shows default set colors like: Instead can I show custom defined colors of my own that has following ascii codes: https://github.com/dracula/dracula-...
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Adjust unreadable blue color for rustic mode

When using clippy with rustic mode, I'm unable to read any of the blue messages on my screen. I would like to change the color so I can read these messages. Existing answers tell me to adjust the ...
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Coloured table with enriched-mode

I want cells in tables to be coloured with the colour scheme kept stored so they show up when I load the file again. One solution could be enriched-mode. I need some help making up an example where a ...
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Change colour of cursor indicator in ruler-mode

I am using ruler-mode and would like to change the background and foreground colour of the cursor indicator. Had a go with ruler-mode-current-column but emacs is complaining that ruler-mode-current-...
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Background colouring of lines composed of repetitions of the comment character

The following code changes the background colour of lines that are composed of the repetition of the comment character for lisp-interaction-mode. (defface special-comment '((t (:background "...
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`M-x shell` not displaying colors

OS: Mac OS 12.5.1 Emacs: GNU Emacs 28.1 (build 1, x86_64-apple-darwin18.7.0, NS appkit-1671.60 Version 10.14.6 (Build 18G95)) of 2022-05-11 (i.e. the 28.1-4 binary from https://emacsformacosx.com/) ...
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How to change background color of a specific file?

Let's say I want my file notes.org to have a specific background color. How to do that? But I want other files to adhere to the standard theme color for background. So, I want yellow background for ...
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How to change the background color when running in the GNOME Terminal?

I have added (set-background-color "blue") to my ~/.emacs (just for test purposes). When I run Emacs in windowed mode this makes the background color blue (as expected), but when I run Emacs ...
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Emacs palette.el paste hex color value

Can someone tell me how to copy/paste the hex color value showed by palette (M-x palette) into the current buffer. When I hit Enter key it displays another frame From this I'd liked to copy then ...
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Printing coloured text in emacs mini-buffer and *Messages* buffer

I want to print coloured text in the minibuffer and in the Messages. Can this be done and how?
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How to change the color, or remove, the vertical line next to the scroll bar?

When I try some themes like the doom-nord-light theme, I get some weird line on the side of the scroll bar (here in yellow, but sometimes it is black): How can I could remove them or change their ...
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How can I change color of comments if they are next to a table in org-mode?

In org-mode comments next to a table is same color as the table itself. Would it be possible to change the comments' color if they are next to a table? For | Timestamp | Money | |--------------+----...
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How to define a face that blends between two existing faces colors?

When defining a new face, how to blend/interpolate between two existing faces colors? For example - mix the colors foreground of default and the background of the error face with a factor 0.0 being ...
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company-mode popups and magit current region are dark while current theme is light

I've been successfully using lsp-mode and magit for a while with a light theme (leuven). Today I was messing with something seemingly unrelated (company-mode and auto-complete settings in my ~/.emacs ...
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Conditional Formatting foreground and background when highlighting selected text

This is a follow-up question to: Interchange Foreground and Background Colors when highlighting selected text. How can I do some conditional formatting? For example I do not want inverse-video if the ...
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Interchange Foreground and Background Colors when highlighting selected text

I use something like this to control the background color of my selected text: (region ((t (:background ,green)) (t :inverse-video t))) However some foreground colors don't go well with ...
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Would it be possible apply different font/background color for `<code_sample>` in org mode?

In markdownmode, or while asking questions in stackoverflow, when we do, `<code>` or ```<code>``` The background become changes into gray. Would it be possible to apply same in orgmode, ...
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How to change visual appearance of ANSI colors for *shell* buffers running on "GUI Emacs"?

OS: Linux 4.19.0-16-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.19.181-1 (2021-03-19) x86_64 GNU/Linux Emacs: GNU Emacs 28.0.50, with a solarized theme from here Terminal emulator: terminator 1.91, with a solarized (dark) ...
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How to disable `flycheck` while merging Git conflicts

I am using following solution for merge Git conflicts in Emacs, which is based on smerge. During merging smerge-mode creates <<<<<<< HEAD , ||||||||| parent lines for conflict ...
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frame-background-mode leads `Args out of range: #<buffer doo.py>, 0, 1` error

I am using following answer to search and replace a word in the entire buffer: (defun query-replace-region-or-from-top () "If marked, query-replace for the region, else for the whole buffer (...
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Why does ^g reset my cursor color?

I'm using Emacs 27.2 on macOS 10.13.16 from the railwaycat build. I set my cursor color to a red color using (set-cursor-color "red") As soon as I type controlg, the cursor color reverts to ...
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Changing font color with Key bindings?

I've been using Emacs org-mode to primarily take lecture notes for university, and I find that it is remarkably useful and I can usually type everything up fairly quickly. Recently, I've been wanting ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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