Questions tagged [highlighting]

is for changes to fonts and colors for highlighting text. Emacs uses highlighting extensively to set apart portions of visible text in a buffer. Highlighting can also apply to dynamic text during search and replace operations, syntax highlighting in programming modes, and for alerts for errors during debugging.

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How to check if a region is selected by mouse?

Usually a mouse selected region is highlighted and a region set by (set-mark-command) is not highlighted. But I don't know a programmatic way to check it. Could anyone help?
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Disable lsp-mode symbol highlighting?

When using lsp server, symbol highlighting obscures the highlighting done by region selection. I can toggle this behavior per-buffer with lsp-toggle-symbol-highlight, but cannot permanently disable ...
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How to give background color to hl-todo-keywords?

I am using following setup in my .emacs file: (setq hl-todo-keyword-faces '(("TODO" . "#FF0000") ("FIXME" . "#FF0000") ("DEBUG" . "#A020F0") ("GOTCHA" . "#FF4500") ...
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AUCTeX: only use monospace for rendering macros?

I've been using the fontify features of AUCTeX, as well as magic-latex-buffer, to display my TeX code in a more readable way. But I'm wondering if I can crank this up to 11: is there a way to render ...
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Automatically highlight elements in an XML buffer

I spend a lot of time in XML buffers using nxml-mode (Emacs 26). Out of hundreds of XML elements, I am only interested in one or two. How can I have Emacs always show the XML elements I'm interested ...
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keymap (overlay / text property): how to create and modify?

I'd like to have certain keymap active when the cursor is in a particular highlighted area. For instance, I would like to bind hl-todo-next to some easy key combination, but only when the cursor is on ...
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Make pdf-tools highlight persist after searching

Is it possible to make the highlight of searched terms persist after pressing RET? I had liked very much the behavior of zathura in this aspect. My question is : Can pdf-tools be tweaked to have the ...
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How to make highlights persistent?

I don't want themes. I use bold,italics, and highlights. I also use background colors per file, so the code as in for background need to be embedded inside file. But when I Edit->Text Properties-&...
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How to highlight variable in scope?

assuming my cursor is going over a specific word in the text, I would like to highlight all occurrences of that variable in the scope. function sayHello () { const hello = 'hello world'// cursor is ...
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Different face for checked-off items in plain lists?

Q: how can I get a different face for checked-off items in org plain lists? I use org-mode's plain lists a lot: - [X] item 1 - [ ] item 2 - [ ] item 3 - [ ] item 4, with a whole lot of text that ...
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Massively long text boxes and yasnippet highlighting

Why are my text boxes and yasnippet field highlights so massively long? Is there a way to change this behavior? If so, what are the necessary steps that need to be taken to solve this issue? The ...
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Highlighting the currently active org-Babel block

I want to do something similar to hl-line-mode but not sure if it has been implemented already and how it can be implemented. The goal would be to set two color schemes for the #+begin and #+end ...
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How to display a (basic) column indicator? [duplicate]

Since fill-column-indicator is no longer actively maintained, how can I visualize the fill-column? The fill-column-indicator package was quite heavy and had compatibility issues with other packages. ...
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Set different highlight-line color for emacs --no-window

How can I set a different color if I am using emacs on terminal (emacs --no-window)? I use a grey highlight line when using emacs with GUI because my background theme is white. Here is the code I use ...
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How to highlight 80 columns when it contains a single % at the start

How can I highlight 80 columns when a line has a single % at the very start? What I am looking for is that lines with a single % stand out by a colored rectangle 1 character high and 80 columns wide.
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regexp: exclude repeated characters for highlight - hi-lock-mode

I want to search using regexp to capture plain text. I want to capture passages that begin with opening quotation marks and end at the end of the paragraph, and even though the quote continues onto a ...
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Highlight some specific text in Emacs

I am using web-mode for my php files: http://web-mode.org/ And I call often a php function which looks like this: __lg('Some text here', 'Global', NULL, FALSE); This function can be call with only ...
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Multiple transient (and colorful) mark-modes

When reading a book it's nice to have a marker to highlight some phrases. When re-reading my own code, I often would like to highlight several regions ("here is the set-up", "here is the conclusion", ...
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Highlight missing double-space between sentences?

For a while, I've been using sentence-end-double-space: nil. Now I want to get back into the habit of using two spaces to separate sentences. It is the convention for GNU documentation, and it ...
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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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Spacemacs: How can I customize the highlight style of a matching parenthesis?

How do I change, in my .spacemacs, the style used to highlight the matching parenthesis?
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Bookmarking / Highlighting lines in a file

Is there an Emacs feature for highlighting some lines in a file to make it easier to jump around? My immediate use-case is a gigantic auto-generated C++ file with horrible indentation, which is rather ...
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highlight-regexp: what's the variable in which they are stored?

I need to write a macro, with-temp-highlight-regexps, that evaluates BODY and than restores the previous highlighted regexps (created with the highlight-regexp function). I thought I could do it by ...
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Make highlight-changes-mode untrack specific changes

I recently discovered highlight-changes-mode and I added it to my proofs-typesetting setup (LaTeX). I usually make some temporary changes to my buffer that I like not to be tracked (highlighted) when ...
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clear highlighted matches of an isearch

I've rebound some keys in god-mode so that S and R start a forward and backward incremental search and s and r repeat but never start incremental searches. This is the approximate division of labor ...
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Highlight current line in GUD disassembler window

I am using GUD for debugging C code. Because many of the lines and variables have been optimized away, it is necessary to follow the C source and the corresponding disassembly simultaneously. I want ...
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Highlight regexp case insensitive

Is there a way to use highlight-regexp in a case-insensitive way? I'm parenthesizing an expression in my regexp and refer to it using \1 later and I want to match this regardless of case. I'm trying ...
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Emacs equivalent to :set list in vim

I'm looking for a way to display hidden characters like newline and tab characters in emacs. I am NOT trying to convert the characters, just display them in the current buffer. In vi(m), I can do ...
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Incremental search in all visible buffers

Here's a feature I always wanted: I have two buffers opened side-by-side and I'd like to be able to start an incremental search in one of those buffers, but in a way which highlights results in both ...
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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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temporarily highlighting current line

The minor mode global-hl-line highlights the current line "permanently" (until it is disabled). Instead, I would prefer a command which highlights the current line for, say, one second. Has anybody ...
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Best hook to keep my regexp highlighted

I need to have non-ASCII chars highlighted in my latex-mode buffers. So I added this lines in my .emacs: (add-hook 'LaTeX-mode-hook '(lambda () (highlight-regexp "[^[:ascii:]]" 'custom-...
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Problem when highlighting region using hlt-highlight-region

The thing I want to do is to highlight regions in a file covered by jest JavaScript tests. For testing I'm in an .emacs buffer, and I'm trying to highlight a single line in another buffer that I have ...
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Correct web-mode syntax-highlighting in org-mode src blocks

When adding source blocks in a org-mode document (usually with the shortcut <s TAB), it usually works fine, but specifically with web-mode, if I edit any snippet with the special editor (C-c-'), it ...
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Org-mode highlighting or font coloring

I'm using org-mode for writing and want to be able to highlight sentences or paragraphs which need to be re-written or fact-checked so that those bits are obvious looking through the document. Is ...
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How can I change the parentheses highlight style?

When the cursor in next to a parenthesis, bracket, or brace, it highlights it and the matching one (if any). This is expected. But by "highlights", I mean it entirely hides the things under a small ...
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Jump to and highlight characters matching regex

How can I jump to the next character matching a regex (see example below)? And if possible, enable highlighting of all the matching characters in the buffer when I jump for the first time. [^\x20-\...
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Stop highlighting parentheses when I start typing

I use (show-paren-mode 1) to get help seeing where parentheses are. I have (setq show-paren-delay 2) to prevent intrusive highlighting when I don't need it. This is how it works now: Put cursor on a ...
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Auto highlighting text when paste a new content

This is my first post here. I have Emacs installed at work and at home. The functionality is slightly different when I use highlighting and I cannot figure out which options to change. At work, I ...
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Highlight useless whitespace at end of file

How do I make Emacs highlight whitespace at EOF, eg. any whitespace after >?\n for PHP? I think the general rule would be: After the last non-whitespace character, accept one newline, then ...
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Highlight (and increase font) for specific words in the buffer when it's opened

I'm looking for functionality that will allow me to highlight specific words of text when I open the buffer in specific mode, like it should work if you're in js2-mode web-mode vue-mode and the ...
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Highlight a buffer with custom programming language syntax

I have files which are not .py but they are python code. I want to highlight them as if they were python files. How can I do that.
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magit-status does not highlight diffs

I'm currently seeing a display problem in Magit. For a while I've seen that when I do magit-status, the diffs are no longer highlighted. I didn't care for a while, thinking it was the theme I've been ...
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Org mode quote block indentation (highlighting)

Can indentation of the Org mode quote block be configured? I would like to highlight quote blocks with indented margins, both left and right if possible: The example above demonstrates org-quote ...
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color rgrep matching results in the rgrep results buffer

I am liking rgrep as it lets you choose a path and searches recursively. How is it possible to highlight the matches in the rgrep buffer?
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How to save the text selection and keep the selection highlight

In Emacs 25 how can I save the text selection and keep the selection highlighting when using Transient Mark mode? If I use kill-ring-save, the highlighting is switched off and I have to switch it on ...
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Highlight a specific phrase in any emacs buffer, regardless of mode

I would like to be able to highlight a particular phrase (in my case: @dakrone) in every emacs buffer, regardless of the mode (it's fine if it doesn't work in fundamental-mode). I know of something ...
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highlight different regexp groups with different colors

Is there a way, that each group in regexp can be highlighted with a different color. For example, if I am searching for \(text_part_1\)\|\(text_part_2\) Can the text_part_1 be highlighted in one ...
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Improve my highlighting function

I wanted something that highlighted a snippet of code that I wanted to keep in mind - NOT marking it, I just want it to pop out visually. As a bonus, I'd like it to get pushed to the mark ring so I ...
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How to place asterisks in beginning and end of lines in a marked region?

I use org-mode a a lot and take notes in Org files. I like to sometimes highlight some important text. I colored bold to be red but it doesn't span multiple lines. And I couldn't get that to work ...