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Questions about using, creating, and modifying color themes and custom themes.

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Changing Terminal Emacs Theme

I have to run some C and Fortran programs over SSH, and need to edit the source files on the shell. I think Emacs is the right tool for such a task, and it was preinstalled on the server. Though when ...
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Set the default background color in spacemacs

I'm trying to set the default background color to black in spacemacs. I'm setting the following theme in my init.el file: dotspacemacs-themes '(afternoon molokai) In my user-config.el file I've ...
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How this guy do glow(neon) text

I think everything is clear from this video. https://vimeo.com/22798433 I am interested in how to make the text exactly like that. Here's another example but this is vs code https://youtu.be/...
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changing default emacs theme to downloaded theme

I have just downloaded a matrix theme name matrix-theme-source-code.el and I want to install it on my emacs, I have read that I should do the following thing in my .emacs :- (add-to-list 'custom-theme-...
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How can I install and enable this theme?

I have been using this solarized theme for many years now: https://github.com/sellout/emacs-color-theme-solarized. This theme used to be available in the MELPA repos, but it is no longer available ...
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Unreadable screen- even when using Doom-one theme

I am new to Doom Emacs, I am using default theme Doom-one which for the most part is fine. The problem I have is when I open any screen after just opening Emacs such as the config files I get this ...
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Looking for a theme that takes medical considerations into account

As the title suggests, I am interested in an emacs theme that has been specifically designed for the good of the 24/7 hard-working programmer's eyes. Notice that this question is not opinion-based; I ...
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Can't disable font-lock-mode

If I have font-lock on and I do M-x find-library RET simple RET, I have colours: If I then M-x font-lock-mode to disable the mode, the colours disappear in the currently-visible portion of the buffer:...
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EmacsLisp comments invisible after switching to Solarized theme

On Arch Linux, running Emacs within Alacritty, comments in .el files are invisible since switching to the Solarized-Light theme. Tinkering with some of the color settings in my alacritty.yml hasn't ...
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Newbie unable to change color scheme

I'm a new Emacs user and am unable to successfully change the color scheme. I have followed numerous guides, YouTube videos but have not been able to load any color scheme, some error always pops up. ...
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How to discard line-number highlight during i-search?

During the i-search if I use dracula theme it highlights the line-number if the searched word is the first in the line. Example view: If I uncomment (load-theme 'dracula t) the example view would be ...
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Different colors for different characters in tty-menu-bar

All I want to do is have a different color for different characters for the tty-menu-bar when in a terminal mode. Lets say I have for the menu bar "File", I want the character "F" ...
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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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How can I set and retain font size of the solarized-theme?

I like the solarized (light) theme in emacs but i have a 27" mac so the font is too small. I know I can enlarge with C-x C-+ but I do not know how to set the font size and retain that setting so ...
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How to change cursor color in emacs 27?

Note that I'm using a theme (not sure if that changes things). I have (set-cursor-color "White") But my cursor is still yellow.
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(load-theme) at the bottom of .emacs, or manually renders a different screen

Adding this line at the very end of the .emacs file, that loads a default theme coming with the Emacs package, (load-theme 'tsdh-dark) the (main) screen looks like Note the black-on-dark text, the ...
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Custom theme problem - invalid face underline

I have a problem with creating my own custom theme. I'm new to doing this and my elisp knowledge is minimal. I've used the customise-create-theme option and it was working well but it seems that at ...
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Open icons are not displaying in the tab of centaur-tab

I want to have my editor work with tabs and I'm using centaur-tabs for that purpose. Below is my emacs config (require 'package) (add-to-list 'package-archives '("melpa" . "https://...
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couldn't install kaolin-themes in emacs

I want to install [kaolin-themes][1] [1]: https://melpa.org/#/kaolin-themes in vanilla emacs. I did M-x package-intall RETURN and entered kaolin-theme in the Install package prompt. I got below error -...
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org-mode-hook is always evaluated

I'd like org-mode to use a particular theme. To this end, I've put the following in my init.el: ;; Setup org-mode theme (defun org_setup() "Setup org-mode" (load-theme 'doom-laserwave) ...
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Emacs 27.1 daemon segfaulting when loading theme as emacsclient connects

Emacs 27.1 from: Homebrew/Linuxbrew, compiled from source, on either RHEL 6.10 or Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial. EVM, using pre-compiled Travis binaries on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial. crashes for me with a ...
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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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Display a horizontal underline on every line

I recently saw this image on r/unixporn. How can I recreate the 'notebook' effect: the broad line-height and underline of each line, but in Emacs (iiuc this is achieved using rxvt + pixmaps in Linux).
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How to write a theme from all known faces?

I'd like to write a theme from all known faces (face colors and styles - as one would typically find in a theme). There is a way to write themes customize-create-theme, however it only writes some ...
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How to associate a theme to a file extension?

It is kind of similar to this question How do I automatically load a mode for a specific set of file extensions? So I am in a situation where, when I want to write in TeX, I want to use 'whiteboard' ...
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Activate doom mode line theme on non doom theme

I would like to use a non doom theme on Emacs but I like the doom mode line. The problem is if I use a non doom dark theme, say Charcoal-Black, and activate doom mode line, then doom mode line is ...
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Custom theme only loads changes every second start-up

Using Emacs 26.3. I made a theme file. If I change the theme, then restart Emacs the change is not applied. I have to close Emacs a second time, and then only on the second start up does the change ...
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Customize variable: custom-theme-load-path[no match]

I followed instruction here to erase customization. however, it returns [no-match]. am i doing anything wrong here? The reason that I was trying to erase the custom-theme-load-path is that I failed ...
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Change theme when OS dark mode changes?

VS Code recently added the ability to switch themes when macOS's dark mode changes. Presumably they use the Electron API, which internally uses the Objective-C API of subscribing to the ...
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Required color-theme file missing in Emacs 26

After upgrading my OS (Ubuntu, from 18.04 to 19.04), my favorite text editor was automatically upgraded from Emacs 25 to Emacs 26. I then encountered a familiar error message at start-up: File is ...
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Org-mode source blocks are not fontified same as the corresponding language

i am using Zerodark theme and in my org files I noticed that source blocks (emacs-lisp) are not fontified same as when opening an actual lisp file. I already have this setting: (setq org-src-...
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How to change color of Python "None" and Booleans for digital-ofs1 color theme

I'm trying to change the color of Python None and Boolean variables in the digital-ofs1 color scheme, but can't find which variable to change. I've Googled around to no avail and can't seem to solve ...
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How to activate leuven-dark-theme?

I have installed leuven with melpa a while ago and updated it as of 31st of August 2019. I found out there is a dark version. How do I activate it at loading of Emacs? I have tried: (add-to-list '...
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how to tell a Custom Theme vs Color Theme?

I am considering changing the look of my emacs (just default state right now). I've read that Color Theme is an older approach but has its own advantages compared to Custom Theme (newer approach). One ...
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Disable GTK faces in Emacs

My Emacs version is GNU Emacs 26.2 (build 1, x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 3.24.10). My region face looks like this. Two things stand out: The region face is unreadable. The DistantForeground ...
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Can a theme set faces normally provided by another package?

I want to produce a custom theme. I understand how to set built-in faces, like font-lock-nnn ones, modeline, etc. I wonder if I can provide colors for faces that are defined by other packages, e.g. ...
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How to remove a sub-theme?

Is it possible to remove a sub-theme so that it does not appear in the theme list when invoking load-theme or customize-themes? For instance removing only doom-spacegrey from the doom theme-set, ...
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Prevent current line from being underlined

I switched from the default theme to wombat and now the current line is highlighted and underlined. With the default theme, it is only highlighted My init.el file has: (global-hl-line-mode 1) How ...
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emacs ediff show all buffer diff word-wise (like vimdiff)

Issue description When launching Ediff color scheme is very poor and i do not have word wise diff highlight. It seems that diff color faces are not activated at ediff startup. I use emacs -Q to ...
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custom-theme-set-faces does not work in emacs 27

I have some custom theme settings like (package-initialize) (load-theme 'leuven t) (custom-theme-set-faces 'leuven '(Man-overstrike ((t (:foreground "red3" :bold t))) t) '(Man-underline ((t (...
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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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Different color theme for scratch buffer

I'd like my *scratch* buffer to have it's own color theme, different to the one I use elsewhere, so that I know when I'm working there. How can I do this?
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Cannot set default theme. Dark theme even if loaded without .emacs and without .emacs.d

When I load emacs without any configuration I see a dark theme: There is no way for me to get back to the default theme. I tried the following: M-x disable-theme: no theme is enabled M-x ...
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I want the color-theme to highlight the text in the buffers but not change the colors in the menu bar

I loaded a color-theme (manoj-dark) to highlight text in the buffers but it also changed the color of the menu bar. Now the menu bar icons are setting in a black background and the title bar of the ...
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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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Get asked to confirm safe theme forever

I created a theme which I stored in ~/.emacs.d/themes/, added this directory to custom-theme-load-path, and put (load-theme "the-theme.el") in my init.el. Now restarting emacs, I get prompted whether ...
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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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List of themes available in Spacemacs

helm-themes loads the themes present in custom-load-themes which are coming from custom-theme-load-path (as per C-h f helps) After installing themes mega-pack, the list is the following : Available ...
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How to change the font color of popup in haskell layer

I am not good at emacs because using spacemacs only for haskell coding. I want to change the font color of popup from white to black. White text on yellow popup is too hard to read. It's solarized ...
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How can one make Emacs visually look like sublime?

I found the following post: http://www.gonsie.com/blorg/subl-to-emacs.html#the-best-from-sublime-text I copied the code to my .emacs but it didn't work. Why? code: (eval-after-load "color-theme" ...

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