Questions tagged [colors]

for font colors, menu colors, screen colors, and other presentation elements of Emacs interface. For questions about colors related to exports, printing, and external programs, include additional tags. Also add tags for running Emacs on handheld or newer portable devices.

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Emacs Blue color too dark

Emacs blue (on dark background) is too dark. classA is readable with difficulty in the example below: How to fix the dark blue colour?
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Combine highlight-symbol-mode and hl-line-mode

I want to highlight the current symbol under the cursor as well as the current line, but with different background colors. Combining highlight-symbol-mode and hl-line-mode only highlights the entire ...
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There's a way to use emacs like MS Word, to make text permanently colored, stylized, etc...?

I'm totally new to the wonderful world of Emacs. I started to use it some weeks ago and i'm find myself to use it more and more... I would like to use it not only as a code editor, but also as a word ...
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Are there color pickers for Emacs?

I use the excellent rainbow-mode to highlight colors in CSS files. However, this assumes I know what color I want. Are there any color pickers that I can use for CSS editing inside Emacs? Ideally, I'...
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Emacs cursor color is different in daemon and non-daemon modes

There's some weird stuff I encounter when running Emacs under KDE. Here's how it looks when I run it normally, via the emacs command: If I run it as a daemon, here's what I see: And if I run ...
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Change the background color of specific block?

I would like to start a different background color beginning from a function to the end. Like this: I'm aware you can define background colors from some faces like function and function names like ...
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Color-code a new generic character combination

I'm new to Emacs and Org-mode, this is a very basic question. Unfortunately the keywords are too common for me to find the answer. I would like to create a custom pattern to colour my writing input. ...
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Remove red border from modeline

I have a red border around my modeline, and I don't like it. How can I get rid of it? Emacs 24
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Customizing colors – Invalid Face

I am trying to just adjust a few colors, without creating a whole theme. My lisp startup file contains: (load-theme 'tsdh-dark t nil) ... (set-face-foreground 'custom-variable-tag "White") ...
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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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Color declared variables

I'm looking for a simple way to make emacs remember of declared variable in a single function in C/C++. By "simple", I mean without any external package, just with some elisp lines in configuration ...
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#000000 and true black in terminal Emacs colors

I just ran into a weird issue while tweaking my colour theme for terminal Emacs. The background wasn't appearing as black as expected, but grey, even though the background was set to #000000. So I ...
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Conditional True color (24 bit color) support for iTerm2 and Terminal.app in OSX with Fish shell

I'd like to try and get to a similar setup that I have with N/Vim in OSX, whereby Truecolor support is enabled in iTerm2 (which supports 24bit colors) but disabled in the native Terminal app (which ...
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Can you describe a face color in terms of an inherited face color?

Specifically, I want tags in org mode to be a variant of the color of the corresponding heading (e.g. less saturated or lighter). Each org mode heading level is a different color, so I can't just ...
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Background color of LaTeX fragments in Org mode

How can I control the background color of my LaTex fragments in Org-mode? I am using the badwolf-theme package, and this is what I get: I would like the background color of my formulas to match the ...
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How to display and format leading spaces (spaces at the beginning of a line) with whitespace-mode? [closed]

I want to see all spaces at the beginning of a line as dots. Also tabs and line breaks. So I've set my init.el file as the following: (setq-default indent-tabs-mode nil) (setq whitespace-style '(...
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How do I duplicate the 'effective' theme colors resulting from using terminal Emacs with a transparent background?

I'm running GNU Emacs 24.5.4 on Mac OS X 10.10.5 in Terminal.app. In this (stock) setup, Emacs has a transparent background. With a transparent background, the colors that Emacs uses to display text ...
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Python mode - custom syntax highlighting

I am an Emacs newbie and trying to work out how to implement custom colors. Currently I have a conditional statement and a while statement which both use the same face (font-lock-keyword-face). Is ...
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Set 24-bit colors terminal (Truecolor) for Solarized theme on Mac

I am trying to get Solarized theme color correct in terminal by enabling truecolor on my Mac, following the instruction from Spacemaces: https://github.com/syl20bnr/spacemacs/wiki/Terminal. But I ...
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How to edit the list of named/defined colors?

How can I change (insert,delete,rename,…) the list of named colors? I tried to edit /usr/share/emacs/25.3/lisp/term/tty-colors.el.gz and byte-compile after change, but it had no effect. Note: I do ...
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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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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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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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Different colors for questions and answers in org-mode

I'm writing questions and answers in org-mode for project purposes (like meeting notes). A sample looks like this: 1. [X] Equipment name for tags associated with pumps - Discuss Comment: We can ...
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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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How do I define a new color in a user's .emacs file?

I have a customization requirement (for branding purposes) to define custom colors for several backgrounds. This needs to use new color names rather than hard-wired #hex so that it can go in a shared ....
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How do I set cursor colours per evil-state in the (non-GUI) text terminal?

In the terminal, (set-cursor-color "red") has no effect, so the only way I can distinguish insert from normal mode under evil-mode is through the <N> or <I> on the modeline. Is there a way ...
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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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