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Questions tagged [faces]

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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Why does setting the 'face property trigger fontification?

I'm trying to write a major mode for a programming language with JSX based syntax. Here's a minimal implementation. (defun example-forward-parse-jsx (start-pos limit) "Move point past the JSX ...
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How to change font size only for the buffer *Org Export Dispatcher*?

I'm using emacs with a large font, however I do not need the font to be too large on certain buffers and/or modes. For example, when I use neotree I use a different font and a smaller size, I do that ...
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How to delete a face

I was experimenting with face definitions and created a number of "test" faces that were meant to be temporary. At the end of the experiments, I wanted to clean up after myself, so I attempted (...
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How to make new text highlighted as well?

Run in *scratch*: (progn (fundamental-mode) (hi-lock-mode 1) (highlight-regexp "." 'hi-pink)) Result: If I add text it is not highlighted depending on where I add it: How can I make all newly ...
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Fastest way to draw pixels in Emacs

I'm currently working on a CHIP-8 emulator. This platform requires me to draw 64x32 black/white pixels, ideally at a speed between 30 and 60 frames per second. There's an extension to it that ...
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Org-mode: How to display current time record in another color?

I'm still very new to emacs and currently use it on the terminal to track my work time in org-mode. ** Save the world :LOGBOOK: CLOCK: [2019-02-14 Do 10:24] CLOCK: [2019-02-14 Do 08:51]--[2019-02-14 ...
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How to customize DONE headlines per-file in org-mode?

I would like to customize the headline and keyword inside of an org file. In this question is shown how to change the faces of each keyword, but not the headlines. For the moment, I haven't achieve ...
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Change foreground color of a region (temporarily)

I need to change the "OBJECT" string foreground color (let's say "red") in all the occurrences of the string "\command{OBJECT}" in my buffer and I need to restore the original foreground color at the ...
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Avoiding partial lines at bottom of screen

Is there a way to avoid only partially visible lines at the bottom of the screen, such as in this picture? Perhaps this could be achieved by adding some empty space below the minibuffer and echo area,...
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Adding box around text without changing the text width

The documentation of Face Attributes suggests that adding a line-width of -n to the box attribute will draw a line of width n whose top and bottom parts occupy the space of the underlying text, ...
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How do I set latex face attributes in init.el?

When I try to put (set-face-attribute 'font-latex-italic-face nil :foreground green) (set-face-attribute 'font-latex-math-face nil :foreground orange) (set-face-attribute 'font-latex-script-char-...
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running emacs as a daemon does not load custom-set-faces?

I am starting with emacs --daemon in my session, and it seems to trigger some odd behavior regarding themes and faces. I am using this solarized theme but I have found it to have weird cursor issues. ...
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Display done org-habit habits in a different face

I'm experimenting with org-habit and currently have org-habit-show-all-today set to t so I can see a habit even when I've done it for that day. I'm doing that because I want to get the little reward ...
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Change the color of the file-name as it appears on an Emacs buffer mode line

I just downloaded the hemisu theme for Emacs which works very nicely. One flipside of the theme is that the file-name shows up in very lightly colored letters, and so becomes difficult to read. This ...
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Make text Invisible with font-lock-keywords

I'm interested in changing my org-mode buffers to have a better looking logbook. My ideal state to end up in is that text that looks like this: - State "WAITING" from "WAITING" [2018-11-16 Fri ...
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Setting font facename for emacs and xterm under linux

How can I set the font name and size for Arabic letters in both emacs and xterm? Thanks
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Changing faces one at a time, outside customize

Is there a way to change faces one at a time, outside of customize? In my custom-file I see a big blob of face customizations that starts with: (custom-set-faces ;; custom-set-faces was added by ...
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Finding a fold face

Enter TeX-mode (AUCTeX), type \emph{test} and then C-c C-o C-b. This will 'fold' the macro and show only test in a 'fontified' manner. For me this means blue, italic, and bold. But I am unable ...
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Custom function to apply bold face to a region

I know there is a function called: facemenu-set-bold, which is bound to M-o b, but I'm trying to write my own as an exercise. Here is my code: (defun my-function() "this is my function" (...
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How to make tooltip background transparent?

I want to make the tooltip background somewhat transparent, say, change it alpha value to 0.5. I find these code in tooltip.el.gz (defface tooltip '((((class color)) :background "lightyellow" ...
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Change list bullets in org-mode depending on embedding level

Is it possible to change the face of list bullets dynamically, mimicking the behaviour of WYSIWYG textprocessors like MS Word?
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hl-line face used as default in 26.1

When I use emacs 24.3.1 and run /usr/bin/emacs -Q Then M-< followed by M-xglobal-hl-line-mode and M-xdescribe-face, emacs asks me Describe face (default `font-lock-comment-delimiter-face'): But ...
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Configuring faces in LaTeX mode

I use alot the M-o i shortcut (which, according to the key description, runs the command facemenu-set-italic) to emphasize parts of my text. Over the years I have changed several computers (hence OSes ...
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Change color of org-mode checkboxes

I'd like to change the color of unchecked checkboxes in org-mode. To be exact, I want them to be displayed in the color of TODO keywords. So I've tried to tackle this using custom-set-faces and :...
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Highlight active region without transient-mark-mode

Is there any way to have the region highlighted without transient-mark-mode on? I'm trying to implement kakoune style editing in emacs and having a persistent region actually makes sense under that ...
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My theme's default face is ignored

I recently changed my Linux distribution (from an old Opensuse 13.1 to Linux Mint 19, which comes with "GNU Emacs 25.2.2 of 2017-09-22, modified by Debian"), and now my very basic theme is not working ...
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Can't find the name of a face in the *Buffer List* menu

The green arrow points to the face header-line; so I'm good there. But I have no idea what specific face the red arrow is pointing to. Does anybody know?
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Colors with enriched-mode

I am trying to use the enriched-mode for my personal documentation. I would like to colorize specific sections of my text for clarity. I can successfully do it with Edit/Text Properties/Foreground ...
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Toggle text visibility

I would like to temporarily not be able to see what I am writing (counter-intuitive, I know, but sometimes it's helpful to not be able to immediately criticize what you are writing in order to ...
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tabbar with theme

I want to remove a white border of the tabbar. (The strange color choice is only for checking the configuration of faces.) As you can see, the right part of tabbar has a white border and I can not ...
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Combining diacritics not combining visually

The first two characters in the left buffer are LATIN SMALL LETTER A and COMBINING CIRCUMFLEX ACCENT. Together they should display as â, just like LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH CIRCUMFLEX, â. However, ...
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highlight indentation with emacs client

I realized that neither highlight-indentation nor highlight-indent-guides works with emacs in server/client mode. I'm launching emacs server/client like this : $ /usr/bin/emacs --daemon $ ...
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Why are code blocks and code literals displaying with large face in markdown

In markdown mode, all of the fenced code blocks and inline code literal strings are displaying with this very large font. The size is large, and also I'm pretty sure it isn't the same font as the ...
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some set-face-attribute not being applied when I create a new frame using C-x 5 2

I've a few set-face-attribute statements inside eval-after-load blocks inside my zenburn theme configuration. These are working fine when I startup emacs using emacsclient. But, when I create a new ...
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Change face for non-selected ivy items

I'd like to change the foreground color of non-current ivy items. The only way that I've found to do that so far is to define my own ivy-format-function like this: (defun aj/ivy-format-function-line (...
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enlarge font of functions only in C code

I am trying to do exactly this for my C code, but once I edit latex, the setting is still active in uncomfortable places. I need to preserve the setting once I exit emacs and in all the buffers with C ...
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Load custom highlighting after colorscheme change

I am a Vim user and i recently decided to try Emacs Spacemacs, i have a problem setting up custom highlighting, i set some lines like the following in my .spacemacs (i guess it's the same problem in ...
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Change background color of quote block

I have a theme in which I specified how my source blocks and quote blocks look: `(org-block ((,class (:foreground ,fg3 :background ,"#fffce9")))) `(org-block-begin-line ((,class (:foreground ,"#...
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Setting faces in a uniform way

These statements lets you set foreground and background colours in a straight forward syntax: (set-face-foreground 'font-lock-constant-face "brightwhite") (set-face-background 'font-lock-...
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Which faces do Ivy/Counsel use in the minibuffer?

Which faces are being applied to the indicated text, i.e. the strings 3114, M-x, and C-x C-c, in the following screenshot? I am using the packages Ivy and Counsel, in case that is relevant.
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Change colours for character differences for diff-mode

I've changed my diff-mode colours according to this article, but the character-based differences are shown in the original(?) and very bright colours, making them quite unreadable. How do I change ...
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Org-table color entries that match a predicate

Say we have the following table: | Student | Grade | |---------+-------| | Foo | 7 | | Bar | 5.5 | | Baz | 9 | Is there a way to change the face color of an entry when a ...
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How can I enlarge the font of tooltips?

I want to enlarge the text in tooltips displayed via https://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/PosTip . What can I do?
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Change the block background color

My question is how to customize this kind of blocks' background color?
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Temporarily syntax highlighting combined with query-replacements

In latex-mode many macros comes with syntax highlighting. For example: where the argument of the command/macro \bibitem (Fisher:99) has font-lock-constant-face. I need to do something similar with ...
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Spacemacs change line background color when has comment

I currently have a strange behave when my code has comment on Spacemacs. Making it bad to read a file with a lot of comments Anyone knows how to change this behave? I tried to search about it and ...
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Ruby's array.sample() equivalent for lisp

I want to write a method that returns a random (predefined) face In ruby I would do, def random_face [ :my-face-01, :my-face-02, :my-face-03 ].sample(1).first end How can I do it in elisp?
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Color problem on the bottom right corner?

I am using terminal emacs. Please see the screenshot: There is a dark area which is not matching with the background in the bottom right corner of the screen. What is the face for that? How do you ...
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How can I get 'face' functions in emacs to show a gradient colour?

I want to change the emacs fringe to a gradient of two colours. (set-face-background 'fringe <gradient>) As set-face-background requires a colour name or hex, I'm unsure of how I can get it to ...
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ubuntu mono font hanging emacs?

I think this may be as much a problem with the fonts as with emacs. I've been using Ubuntu's mono font for emacs, and activating with: (set-face-attribute 'default nil :font "Ubuntu Mono") However, ...