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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how to use link path to set the background face?

I would like to use a custom link, i.e. [[h:blue][blue highlighted text]], to create highlighted text. The background color of the highlighted text is specified by the path. I have (org-link-set-...
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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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Coloring mu4e headers based on title content

I'd like to color the messages in my *mu4e-headers* view, depending on which mailing list they come from. I'm rather new to emacs face alterations, and I didn't see anything that looked relevant for ...
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How to make mode-line text look like a link/button on hover

What face/text/other property should I use to have mode-line text look like a button/link/stuff to click on while I am hovering over it with the cursor? Some examples: different background, 3D-like ...
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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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Transparent title-bar not really transparent on Emacs 26.1

I'm using the emacs-mac port installed via Homebrew in macOS 10.14.4. (I installed it with the flag --with-natural-title-bar). I enabled the transparent title bar feature with defaults write org.gnu....
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Buffer local transient-mark-mode?

I like transient-mark-mode and I like that it is activated by default. But there are a few specific buffers where I'd like to deactivate it. Unfortunately, that minor mode is either on or off globally,...
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Change org-priority faces when DONE

Is there a way to change the color of org-priority face once the item is marked as DONE? Currently, the entire line aside from the item's priority gets grayed out once the item is marked as DONE.
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customize creates custom-set-faces unintentionally

I just edited the variable org-M-RET-may-split-line with easy costumize, saved and applied. I checked my dotfile right afterwards and noticed that (custom-set-faces '(default ((t (:foreground "#...
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How to block highlighting of certain nicks in ERC

Some people in IRC channels I frequent have elected to use extremely common words for their nicks, including "a" and "me". I use erc-hl-nicks, and was able to block those particular nicks from getting ...
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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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Changing mode-line face when evil state changes

I'm trying to change the mode-line face box attribute to be the same color as the evil emacs state face, obviously updating it each time the mode changes. I've seen some things about using a post-...
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Unset inherited face attribute

Suppose I want the face helm-match to have an unset foreground. Unfortunately, helm-match inherits from match so, if I try to unset the foreground normally: (set-face-foreground 'helm-match nil) The ...
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How to customize org-agenda-* faces in .emacs file?

I am trying to customize org-agenda-* faces such as org-agenda-date, org-agenda-date-today, and org-agenda-date-weekend in my .emacs file. Normally, I install the use-package package to lazily load ...
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Is there a way to determine the face at frame x / y (mouse position)?

When trying to theme certain modes, it's not possible to place the point on the themed item (e.g. to do C-u C-x =) and identify the face used. My thought is to use the mouse to identify the face used,...
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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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Get foreground color of face at point

I am writing a function to get the foreground color of the face at point and am thinking that Emacs may already provide a better method than the one I'm composing? I am going to be using this ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Size of default face from environment variable

I'd like the size of the default face be read in an environment variable. Currently my .emacs reads the frame size from the EMACS_HEIGHT var thanks to the following code in the (custom-set-variables ....
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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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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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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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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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Quickly Adjusting Text to DPI Changes

My laptop has a 4K screen therefore a very high DPI, much higher than my external monitors. So when I switch from using external monitors to the builtin laptop screen I would like to quickly scale the ...
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Disable enlarged Org mode header appearance

I am using Org mode on Macintosh GNU Emacs version 24.5.1 in GUI mode and the headers are enlarged. I would like to disable this feature so they rendered in the default font size. I have tried this... ...
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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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Emacs Ipython Notebook - What is determining inline plot background?

I have been trying to figure out what attribute is setting the background for inline plots in EIN. The background for the plot seems to always take the default background color for my color theme, ...
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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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Can I change the background color of the inactive minibuffer?

I tried it with the following settings: (add-hook 'minibuffer-setup-hook (lambda () (make-local-variable 'face-remapping-alist) (add-to-list 'face-remapping-alist '(default (:...
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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, ...