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 better align tags in Org Mode using variable-width font

I prefer using variable-width fonts in Emacs whenever I can. That said, Org Mode tags are horribly aligned when headings use variable-width fonts, even if the tags themselves use fixed-width fonts. Is ...
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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 can I correct an "Invalid face" error?

Issuing M-x org-html-htmlize-generate-css gives the error Invalid face: font-lock-string What does this error mean and how can I correct it? Issuing $ grep -r "font-lock-string[^-]" ~/.emacs.d/ ...
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org-default face not having effect

I want to set a different font for org-mode contents. Strangely, setting '(org-level-1 ((t (:inherit variable-pitch)))) has the effect on headers as intended. However, setting '(org-default ((t (:...
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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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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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Fontify (italic) text in agenda views

I have some TODO headings with italicized text. These display correctly in Org buffers, but aren't fontified and italicized (slanted) when retrieved as part of an agenda view. Is there a way to ensure ...
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Org-link font size in the heading

I often use org-links in headings, e.g.: *** Heading [[foo]] **** Subheading [[bar]] And I use different font-sizes for different levels. Now, I would like the face of the link to be of the same ...
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"Invalid face reference: linum" even load linum after make frame

I want to have line number at buffer, but when I use Emacs server, the Message buffer display the following error: Invalid face reference: font-lock-comment-delimiter-face [2 times] Invalid face ...
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How can I assign multiple faces for fringes?

Since there is a chance that this is another XY problem I'll provide a context as to how I arrived at the problem in the first place. I'm writing a package that let the user highlight any text with ...
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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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Region face foreground color as function of original faces

I know you can set the :foreground of the region face so that it simply uses the :foreground of whatever is selected, while using the region's :background. And I know you can just set the foreground ...
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Misc-Fixed fonts and font height

I use the Misc-Fixed fonts because I enjoy non-antialiased fonts. They are designed per height, and tolerate shrinking badly. For instance, in the following example, the default font is set to 9x15 ...
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Loading a theme and fontifying in batch mode

Loading a theme in batch mode seems to not set face attributes: $ emacs -Q --eval "(load-theme 'tango t)" \ --eval "(prin1 (face-attribute 'font-lock-keyword-face :foreground)))" "#346604" ...
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How can I make a theme use particular face attributes for a given face in a single buffer?

I'm loading a deftheme theme using (load-theme). I'm very happy with it most cases, but in yaml-mode I'd like to change attributes for font-lock-variable-name-face. How can I make the theme use ...
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replacement for `emacs -xrm Xft.embolden:true -fn Hack-13` for emacs 27.1

For last 2 years (2018-) I've been using emacs -xrm Xft.embolden:true -fn Hack-13 to start emacs w/ suitable sized and 'brightness'ed fonts for me in my systems. What that does gives extra boldness to ...
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How do you set the line height when customizing a font face? (e.g. an org-drawer)

I specifically want my :NOTES: org drawer (and :end:) to be a smaller font size (say 0.5 relative to normal text). Ideally the drawer contents also (say 0.8). However, when I set the height property ...
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org-table: hide grid lines

I like how org-mode allows me to quickly create and edit tables. However, I do not like the table's appearance and I would like to modify it. Customizing the face only lets me change foreground and ...
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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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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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Dired. Is it possible to change color of file name when file was changed?

Windows 10, Emacs 25.1 I use Dired+ as file manager. All files names color are yellow. If some file was changed not later than one hour ago then : this file name change it color, e.g blue after one ...
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using theming to adjust theme in spacemacs

I'm trying to use theming to make adjustments to an existing theme. Under dotspacemacs/user-init I have the following section: (setq-default theming-modifications '((tao-yang (...
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How to make minor customization to emacs theme colors

I'm a fan of gruvbox, but would like to slightly change the white colors to make them less intense. Is there any easy way of changing this line: (gruvbox-light0 "#fdf4c1" "#ffffaf") to this: (...
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Dired: use dimmed face for file details (permissions, ownership, etc.)?

I'd like to customize dired so the non-filename details (permissions, ownership, etc.) are slightly dimmed, putting visual emphasis on the filenames themselves. I like having the details present (I ...
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"Catch-all" rule for faces in theme definition

I am writing my own custom Emacs theme and I would like to express "if a face isn't explicitly listed above, don't color it". Many modes have their own custom faces (e.g., Tuareg or Erlang mode) and ...
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Faces not set immediately after load-theme

I'm trying to set the faces of highlight-indent-guides automatically whenever a new theme is loaded by making small adjustments to the background color of the default face. I have everything working ...
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Faces vs. font-lock faces

What is the relationship between the "basic" faces defined in faces.el and "font-lock" faces in font-lock.el? My initial impression was that basic faces, like bold and fixed-pitch, are based on style ...
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Is it possible to highlight the region uniformly across different sizes/fonts?

Highlighting the region when it includes text with different heights/fonts shows gaps and different highlighting heights as follows: Is there any way of highlighting continuously (no gaps) and ...
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Changing linum-mode face background uniformly

I've been trying to change my line numbers background to be a different colour other than the background colour of my frames and it ended up looking like so :- How can I change the line numbers ...
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Changing background color based on first character on line

How can I change the font background based on the first character on a given line? Take for example: (set-face-attribute 'marker-2 nil :background some_function) where some_function returns "blue" ...
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On using bitmapped fonts

I would like to make the bitmapped font Terminus the default font in all my "graphic"1 Emacs sessions. Since Terminus is bitmapped, I want to use it only in one of its "native" sizes, and I want to ...
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Consistently change the background color of the echo area

I want the echo area to have a black foreground (for the characters) and blue background. The echo area is the very lowest line in the standard emacs interface, below the mode-line. If there was just ...
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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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Is it possible to change font size only for Chinese characters in Org tables?

I want to use different fonts for different languages, for example, Consolas for Latin characters and Microsoft YaHei for Chinese characters. I can do this by M-x customize-face RET default and ...
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Orgmode: Show some extra vertical space between level 1 and previous line

I want emacs to show put some vertical margin between my level 1 headers, so that they are more readable. Currently, they are really hard to read: Compare with (I have manually added newlines between ...
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Flymake colouring?

I've recently updated my Emacs from 26 to 27, and now the Flymake error indicators are very hard to see - they're now in a very pale rose instead of crimson red. How can I change the colour back? I've ...
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Cannot access text properties because of hl-line

I want to change somes faces in my system, but each time I want to access describe-text-properties I get an answer with hl-line, for every text displayed in the buffer. Therefore, I cannot ...
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How to use face-remap-set-base to substitute a face for another?

I'd like to locally remap a face to other custom face. The docstring reads: (face-remap-set-base FACE &rest SPECS) Set the base remapping of FACE in the current buffer to SPECS. This causes the ...
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Interactively customize theme-tied faces

M-x customize-face is great and custom-theme-set-faces is a great function. Can I have these two tied together easily so that I can interactively customize a face that will be tied to the currently ...
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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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Is it possible to add visual padding around a character?

Is it possible to add visual padding around a variable width character (generally too, I suppose)? I've looked into using propertize and buffer-display-table to accomplish this, but every solution ...
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Org-mode list item spacing?

In org-mode, is it possible to increase the spacing between items in a list while keeping the line spacing in paragraphs the same? The closest I have found is to increase the height of org-item-dt, ...
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Improving org-block-begin-line, splitting in several faces

The face org-block-begin-line allows to customize the first line of the following block #+BEGIN_SRC lang :var arg1=1 arg2=2 ... #+END_SRC However, I would like to customize the faces within the line,...
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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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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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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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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, ...
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Org background color when collapsed

Lets say I want to color a particular org-level-heading with a code as below (set-face-attribute 'org-level-1 ((t (:background "linen") ) )) The uncollapsed heading will look like However, when the ...
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Org agenda using default face for some things (not caused by font-lock)

Org agenda is using the default face for some items, preventing customization. I've seen Org Agenda faces do not appear after applying themes, but font-lock is not enabled for my agenda buffer (the ...
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font size problems

I just set up a new Linux workstation, and I'm having some problems with fonts in Emacs. Evaluating this works: (set-face-attribute 'default nil :family "Terminus") ...but the size of the face is ...