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A 'face' in Emacs is the visual presentation of text using fonts and highlighting. A default face, for example, specifies both the font and the foreground and background colors.

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Doom Emacs - `custom-theme-set-faces` not working for `org-level-n` faces

I am trying to modify a few faces for a specific doom-theme in Doom Emacs. I am only interested in an emacs-lisp solution, I do not want to customize via the dedicated Emacs interface. I got the basis ...
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Unable to modify quote and verse blocks in org-mode

Although I have set org-fontify-quote-and-verse-blocks to t, when I call describe-text-properties with point on a #+begin_quote or #+begin_verse block the value of face remains org-block: There are ...
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Different fonts for buffer, minibuffer and modeline

I tried set-frame-font but it changes the font for not just the buffer, but also minibuffer and modeline. Is it possible to just change the font for the buffer, but not minibuffer and modeline? i.e. I ...
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My default face only supports one size

I am trying to restore the face scaling functionality I had in previous versions of Emacs. On Ubuntu 22.04, Emacs (not 30!) master branch d4d6830f8a0. Tested on tag emacs-29.2 with the same result. I ...
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How to keep existing text-property decoration while using font-lock?

I tried to use text-property to decorate specific texts as well as automatically color tab characters in a text-mode buffer, but didn't find a way to realize them at the same time. This is my try: ...
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Broken fonts in new frames

In new frames opened by C-x 5 2, the text appears as rectangles (see the gif below). Possibly, Emacs doesn't respect my font settings. In my init.el file, I have the following lines: (set-face-...
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search or occur for text with a certain face, or character properties?

I'm interested in finding zero-width spaces and similar "glyphless" characters in my buffer -- and more generally, text that's highlighted or has a certain face. I can show zero-width spaces ...
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How to change font-size for a single face in a single buffer

I am trying to change the font size of a single face only within a single buffer. Currently, the face is defined like this: So I thought that all I need to do is evaluate (face-remap-add-relative '...
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define a special org-link face inside of org-table, different from outside?

I'd like to define a special org-link face inside of org tables, such as to set link to fixed fonts within a table, and to variable fonts outside. I tried to play with custom-theme-set-faces in ...
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Change white-space color

I'm trying to set the whitespace color with something less visible, but for some reason is not applying it. (custom-set-faces '(whitespace-space ((t (:background "red"))))) this inside ...
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Select font for buffer via [Gtk] GUI font selection tool

From the menu-bar selecting: Option -> Set Default Font... pops up a (Gtk?) font selection tool: Is there a nice way to select font for the current (or specific) buffer without configuration ...
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How to customize the appearance of eglot's inlay hint?

eglot's inlay hints are extremely close to the actual code, it makes the code almost unreadable. For example: The name of field is input, but it looks like inputString! Is it possible to customize ...
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Readability of Camel Case

I am writing Latex Style Files and want to improve the appearance of Camel Case Variables and Functions. What kind of elisp function can I write to enhance readability. Have been directed to glasses....
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color org-agenda entries by level

My org agenda (I use it as a todo-list without dates with the alltodo type, generating a list of all todo entries for each file) has many entries with many subheadings (which can again have multiple ...
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can not pass :font attribute to face-remap-add-relative

The doc for face-remap-add-relative said: This function adds specs as relative remappings for face face in the current buffer. specs should be a list where each element is either a face name, or a ...
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Increase text size permanently

How can I set the text size to be larger all the time, starting from when I open the GUI app? I am specifically referring to the text size for the buffer and modeline. I am moderately visually ...
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transient mark mode highlighting not visible inside preview latex

I am using preview latex in auctex. When you are inside an equation there is a blue background around the latex you are previewing, which means I cannot see the highlighing from transient mark mode. ...
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Changing some attributes of face `mode-line`

I want to change some attributes for the mode-line using elisp file calls. But I want to use exclusively the code that I write myself, without having emacs write to my init file. Although I have been ...
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Function to Set org-hide foreground not working

One issue with themes in Emacs is that they tend not to set the org-hide face properly so that leading stars in headings become visible. I have written a function to set the org-hide foreground to the ...
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custom-set-faces not working for client

I have a custom (custom-set-faces ...) section in my ~/.emacs file. When I run emacs this section seems to get completely ignored since the custom colours don't get set. But if I go to ~/.emacs, ...
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Nonbreakable space font

I use C-x8space to insert a non-breakable space. In recent Emacs (I'm on 28.2 now), it started being displayed much narrower than in older versions. I use a monospace font called monofur, but the ...
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Setting outline-%d foreground according to dark or light theme

I want to adapt this so that the colours used depend upon whether a dark theme (use pigment-darkbg) or light theme (use pigment-lightbg) is being used. What can I do ? Would the following be proper ? ...
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How to change face background in org mode source block?

I've changed background of org mode source blocks, which wasn't picked up by the vertical lines (rulers) on the left. I've never seen anything like that before and I would be grateful for any ...
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Making one global cookie-list from face-remap-add-relative

What would be an neat strategy that accumulate cookies from face-remap-add-relative in a list ? (defun komis-luna-hglevel-tfcadd () "Set foreground colours of headings according to level. The ...
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Removing colours from heading levels in org

I want to understand the problem outlined by the debugger. Am using the following to set the colours for the heading levels. (defun komis-luna-hglevel-addtfc () "Set foreground colours of ...
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Remapping a face in font lock mode

Given this headline: ** Title Title Title Title The headline has the face "org-level-2" applied. This face has been applied by means of a regexp, using font-lock. Let's assume that "...
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bookmark+ highlighting problem

I am trying to use bookmark+, but I am unable to get the highlighting as I wish (or, maybe, as I wrongly expect?): When I change the default highlight of a bookmark, I only see the purple flag, but ...
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How can I find the face of the items in the headeline in lsp-mode?

Re-edited the answer for clarity Typically I would put my cursor over the text, and call M-x describe-face, but I can't do that with the headerline. In the above screenshot, I want to change the ...
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How to remove colored background of minibuffer prompt?

I modified my init.el-file. I added cursor-modifications and airline-themes. When I want to find a file however, this ugly yellow box occurs. I looked around in my init.el, but I did not find anything ...
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How to hide a face?

I am new to Emacs (28.2) and would like to customize certain packages by simply hiding some of their elements or faces. For example, I'm trying to remove elfeed-search-last-update-face from elfeed-...
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Emacs Modus themes

I would like to add a language in the org-src-block-faces list: (defun gb/org-src-block-faces () (add-to-list 'org-src-block-faces '("Php" modus-themes-nuanced-...
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Face Text Property: void, nil, default

A string may hold a nil or default face text property, or its face text property is simply unspecified. E.g., #("void nil default" 0 4 ; unspecified () 5 8 ; nil face (...
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With Ivy/Counsel, why are some foreground colors in `M-x` a different color than others?

Please see the picture below. Why are some things colored orange? I can't figure out what Face is causing that. This is using Ivy/Counsel.
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Highlighting strings in Org and Markdown mode doesn't work with *bold* or /italic/

I want to highlight strings between double quotation marks in org-mode and markdown-mode, just so they're easier to see, as in LaTeX-mode. I have the following in my .emacs: ;; Highlight strings ...
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How to get a minibuffer state indicator for Evil's `evil-want-minibuffer`?

For regular buffers, Evil has a state indicator in the mode line. But when using Evil in the minibuffer (by setting evil-want-minibuffer to t), there's no state indicator besides the cursor. Viper had ...
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Colourize buffer names differently for the files located in different directories

I am working upon 2 projects that have similar structure. And sometimes occasionally modify a file in the wrong buffer. So I desided to set different colours for the files in the different projects: (...
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overlay makes text unreadable -- where does it come from? Overlay face is "undefined face"

There is an overlay making parts of stack traces in my inferior python buffers very difficult to read: I would like to change the coloring of the yellow part of line 42. If I run M-x describe-char ...
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emacs -nw: how can I turn off the reverse video for directories in dired?

How can I turn off the reverse video for directories in dired? As you see emacs -Q -nw --color=never . has still too much color: The only thing I want to have with white background is my cursor. ...
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Dired+ : Not change foreground color of compress files

Emacs 27.1 package Dired+, Version: 2023.01.14 Here screen As you can see the foreground of suffix compress file is correct (orange). Nice. But the foreground of name compress file is not change (...
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how to config highlight style in spacemacs as sublimetext did?

I used highlight-symbol to show all selected text in spacemacs, but that looks not very good as sublime text did as following pic: My question is that if spacemacs could use box style without color ...
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How to create new faces for specific keywords on a webmode buffer?

Problem In a (lsp & web-mode) buffer; "function", "if", "async" are all the same color, I tried to change "if" face with the following: (defface xxx-font-...
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Change face using dir locals file [duplicate]

I am trying to set face for org blocks to invisible for certain folders, so that it is nicer to read the org files with code. I am using .dir-locals.el file. So, this example for the begin line works: ...
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Is there a way to watch/debug changes of face properties?

In my config file, I set properties for some faces used by my setup of Doom Emacs. These properties are promptly ignored when Emacs is loaded, and what I see is how things were before. I'm guessing ...
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how to change mouseover colors of emacs' org-links?

M-x customize-face RET org-link RET I understand that I can access and change the appearance of links when there's no mouse over them, but I can't find a way to change the background color and font ...
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How can I set a face/style in emacs for a quotation in org mode?

Org mode supports quotations with the following syntax #+begin_quote To boldly go where no man has gone before #+end_quote I would like to make this region italic by default. Is there a variable for ...
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List items don't align properly when using a variable pitch font in Org mode

I'm using the "Charis SIL Compact" font for Org mode and everything looks fine except the second, third lines of list items that span multiple lines don't align properly. When using a ...
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Custom function to activate variable pitch mode in Org mode

I have this face definition that applies globally: (set-face-attribute 'variable-pitch nil :family "Charis SIL Compact" :height 180) The problem is that Elfeed and Mu4e also use the ...
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Incompatible faces error

I'm trying to set my ediff faces to reuse some of the magit faces. The ediff colors are not very good in the dark mode I'm using. But I'm getting an error about compatibility. I found this error ...
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How can I add custom keywords into Builtin Exceptions in python-mode to color them?

In python-mode, Exception keyword has font-lock-type-face for coloring. Example output of the coloring: If possible, I want to add custom keywords into Builtin Exceptions such as QuietExit, Terminate ...
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Lisp Mode Documentation Syntax color change?

I use emacs for common lisp development. I noticed that the documentation string for functions is white and makes it hard for me to read. Is there a way for me to change the color of this string? ...
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