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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Is there a plugin that does color HTML matching tags like rainbow delimiters?

I would like some plugin which colors html tags with a corresponding color based on which tag they match. For example <div> <p></p></div> <div> and </div> would ...
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How to indicate the currently clocked-in task?

I'm using org-mode's clocking functions to track the hours I spend on projects. Since my main org file is rather large and I scroll through it a lot, it would be great to have a visual cue of the task ...
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ps-print-buffer-with-faces with color-theme'ed dark background

Similar to Change syntax highlighting when doing ps-print-buffer-with-faces I typically use emacs with a dark background, but I'd like to print my buffer onto a white background (i.e. white paper). ...
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Highlight *other* occurrences of symbol

I've found that using the highlight-symbol-mode provided by highlight-symbol works very nicely for highlighting all occurrences of the symbol at point, automatically (without my pressing anything). ...
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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 ...
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Highlight indent guides in org-mode src blocks

is it possible to show indentation guides in org-mode source code blocks? I use highlight-indent-guides-mode for highlighting indention and it does not work in org-mode (I think this is because the ...
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Highlighting the changed line in the source file in the resulting pdf using auctex and pdf-tools?

Is it possible to highlight the changed line in the resulting pdf using auctex and pdf-tools. I have this feature enabled in Skim with the following lines in my setup. (add-hook 'LaTeX-mode-hook (...
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Highlight current line and column

Is there a solution to highlight current line and column where the cursor is now? I tried this plugin, but then emacs motion are lagging like hell. I was able to highlight the line (global-hl-line-...
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How to highlight matching brackets when the cursor is behind or in front of starting or ending brackets?

I am using Emacs: Highlight Brackets ()[]{}. I want to highlight matching brackets when the cursor is behind and front of starting and ending brackets. How can I accomplish this? foo ( "hello&...
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Find and display duplicated regions of (org-mode) text across multiple files

What I'm trying to do I'm trying to condense a set of research notes consisting of over 250,000 words across 50+ files. I've converted these from previous file formats (mostly mind maps and OPML ...
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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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Disable hl-line-mode at startup

Something turned hl-line-mode on, which is painful to look at with my color theme. I've added this to my .emacs (hl-line-mode -1) (global-hl-line-mode -1) to no avail. I've tried commenting out ...
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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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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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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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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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Can I override global-hl-line-mode in a buffer/window?

I have the following line turning hl-line-mode on globally in my init file: (global-hl-line-mode) Most of the time, that's how I like it. But sometimes I want to turn it off. I'd hoped that I could ...
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Dynamic background colour for code blocks

Years ago I saw a feature in XCode where nested code blocks (delimited by {}) containing my cursor had graded background shades, with the lightest at my cursor, and the darkest at the outer level. .e....
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How to clear bookmark highlighting

A few months back my Emacs started to highlight bookmarks. I build and run from master, using the Homebrew emacs-head package. However even after I remove bookmarks, the highlighting remains. I ...
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highlight occurences for thing under point also for substrings

With point over a word, pressing C-u C-s highlights this word and any identical words. How can I make this work for substring search as well, i.e. if highlighting the word house, occurrences of houses ...
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Certain keywords show font weight of bold

The syntax highlighting in Emacs is not great so I installed tree-sitter plugin to improve it and configured it like this, ;; Tree sitter (use-package! tree-sitter :config (require 'tree-sitter-...
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How to change mu4e headers such that it only highlights the current line?

The mu4e *mu4e-headers* mode looks something like this by default, Notice how the text in the current line is underlined while the entire length of the line is highlighted? It is also showing the ...
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In org-agenda, highlight marked entries

Running Doom Emacs v2.0.9 on Emacs 27.1. I can mark several entries in the agenda buffer and work on all of them together. Is there a way to keep marked entries highlighted? This would give more ...
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in Fundamental mode, give certain marked text a different face

I am trying to add a new comment character in fundamental mode, but I can't get it to work. Let me rephrase that, because I think it's an xy-problem. What I really would like to have is the ...
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Blinking Paren Mode

I'm trying to get Paren Mode to be a little more clear, cause I can hardly see the other matching pair of parenthesis. Is there any way I could make this blinking yellow?;) I'm in gnome-terminal. Here ...
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Is it possible to create a way to toggle showing/hiding/changing text following a pattern? (org-mode or generally)

I'd like to create a way to toggle showing/hiding/changing text following a pattern in org-mode, but if it works generally, that's fine also. A few examples of where this might be useful. Hiding #+...
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Highlight matching parenthesis, only in Lisp mode (and maybe a few similar modes)

is there a way to have the global minor mode show-paren-mode functionality as a buffer-local minor mode? I love its behavior but only for Lisp. Searching for a package I can see a number of close ...
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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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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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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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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 ...