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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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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Highlight current line without changing colours

I use (global-hl-line-mode 1) in order to highlight the current line. This changes the text colours of the highlighted line. Is it possible to highlight while keeping the current syntax highlighting ...
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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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How to unhighlight symbol highlighted with highlight-symbol-at-point

highlight-symbol-at-point is really useful however I could not find an easy way to un-highlight symbols. Currently I have to call unhighlight-regexp repeatedly for each highlighted symbol. Is there ...
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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Since fill-column-indicator is no longer actively maintained, how can I visualize the fill-column?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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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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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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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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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 region

How do I highlight a region and it make it remain highlighted when point moves on. Why would I want that? So I can make important snippets of code stand out when I review it later.
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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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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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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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Switch syntax highlighting of open buffer from web-mode (freemarker) to sql

we use web-mode (freemarker engine) to edit source files that contain freemarker directives and a lot of SQL. Editing in web-mode (freemarker engine) works fine. It would be very helpful if we could ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Is there a way to highlight the (s) expression you are in?

I currently have (paren-set-mode 'paren) in my init.el, and it does a good job of highlighting the area between parentheses. However, I was wondering if there was a way to highlight the expression I ...
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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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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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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 ...
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transient-mark-mode highlighting doesn't work until buffer display is refreshed

I recently upgraded to Emacs 25.1.2, and transient-mark-mode no longer works properly - sometimes. The behavior I see is that pressing C-spc and moving the cursor to select an area of text doesn't ...
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Highlight Multiple Lines in Emacs

I wonder if there is any package which lets me do this: Hightlight entire line where point is currently located If you move point away, it keeps the that line highlighted Multiple lines can be ...
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Same or more powerfull as highlight-symbol? [closed]

Windows 10, Emacs 25. I use package highlight-symbol for highlighting text. It's very useful. But after 3 years of using it was not enough for me. Is Emacs has another package with same or more ...
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Highlighting missing references

Is it possible for auctex to display missing references differently to ones which are in the bib file? Currently, all references look identical so it's impossible to tell at a glance which citation ...
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Turn off mouse highlighting in org-agenda

When I am viewing my org-agenda, whatever line I have the mouse point on is highlighted. Since I never act on these lines with the mouse, and since the line where point is is also highlighted, the ...
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Turn off whitespace-mode highlighting

I took the following from this site. (progn ;; Make whitespace-mode with very basic background coloring for whitespaces. ;; http://ergoemacs.org/emacs/whitespace-mode.html (setq whitespace-style ...
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How to highlight “prettified” symbols?

I would light to highlight where prettify-symbols-mode has prettified a symbol. For example, if Emacs displays lambda as λ it could be displayed with a gray background, but if a literal λ occurs in ...
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How to highlight a buffer between given pairs of points?

I have a list that looks like this: (((assoc) (start (assoc) (line . 430) (col . 28)) (end (assoc) (line . 430) (col . 37))) ((assoc) (start (assoc) (line . 433) (col . 14)) (end (assoc) (...