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

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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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Why is my custom theme properties for evil-search-highlight-persist-highlight-face not being reflected on that face?

I am using spacemacs with evil mode. If I type /example, then ENTER, I will see all words matching example highlighted on the page. If I move my cursor within one of those example words and type ...
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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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Spacemacs — themes won't load after adding to config layers

I'm probably not understanding something basic... Following the docs, I've added themes-megapack to dotspacemacs-configuration-layers '(...), but typing space f-e-R I'm told that themes-megapack has ...
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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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Can't Load Custom Theme

I am currently using Zenburn. My .emacs file contains (require 'package) (add-to-list 'package-archives '("melpa" . "http://melpa.org/packages/")) (add-to-list 'custom-theme-load-path "~/.emacs.d/...
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Change the color of the file-name as it appears on an Emacs buffer mode line

I just downloaded the hemisu theme for Emacs which works very nicely. One flipside of the theme is that the file-name shows up in very lightly colored letters, and so becomes difficult to read. This ...
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Set theme based on name ending [duplicate]

I use Emacs for both programming and writing documents with org mode. Can I set the wheatgrass theme for my programming files based on the extension of the file and use another theme for org mode? ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for applying a theme [duplicate]

I want to bind loading a specific theme to a key-binding. However, this does not work. (global-set-key (kbd "C-<f1>") '(load-theme 'zenburn)) I would like Ctrl and the F1 key to apply the ...
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Atom Dark Theme Not Applied Completely

I run emacs from my xfce4 (version 0.8.7.4) terminal on my Linux machine. When I applied the atom-one-dark-theme, I noticed that below the information bar it did not apply that colouring of the theme ...
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My theme's default face is ignored

I recently changed my Linux distribution (from an old Opensuse 13.1 to Linux Mint 19, which comes with "GNU Emacs 25.2.2 of 2017-09-22, modified by Debian"), and now my very basic theme is not working ...
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(orgmode) Coloring the line for the whole heading

I want the entire line containing a heading in orgmode to be the background color of that heading. So for instance right now I have is what is shown in Heading 1 and 2, but what I want looks like ...
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How to make everything except the text transparent?

How to make everything except the text transparent?
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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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Syntax highlighting not working in Emacs (in Python mode)

When I Python-mode I have noticed that occasionally my syntax highlighting is not working. I have noticed this when using the Cyberpunk theme as well as the Tango-Dark theme. Closing and reopening ...
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Retain system color scheme when running without GUI

I'm typically running emacs -nw: problem is that Emacs overrides terminal (bash) color scheme and uses it's own default one which is in some cases unreadable. I would like emacs to use default ...
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Different themes in different modes

I would like to do the following: load some theme when working on a particular kind of source file (say, Haskell), but elsewhere use a different "default" theme. I naively imagine that this is ...
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some set-face-attribute not being applied when I create a new frame using C-x 5 2

I've a few set-face-attribute statements inside eval-after-load blocks inside my zenburn theme configuration. These are working fine when I startup emacs using emacsclient. But, when I create a new ...
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Which mode-line package(s) is/are most extendable?

My question: Hi, lately I've been looking into various mode-line customization packages such as Smart Mode Line, Powerline, Spaceline, or Telephone Line. I'd like to write a package that works ...
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Custom theme based on major mode or file type

How can I customize emacs to use a different theme based on major mode or file-type? And, could it work to have different themes active in different windows? My use case would be: have (1) one ...
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M-x menu display like spacemacs

For some reason, I am not getting spacemacs. But I need the feature that when I do M-x, it displays the column of menu of commands, which I can select from using direction keys (Up and Down) and ...
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Emacs Terminal vs Emacs GUI: different look & feel for the same theme

Whenever I install a theme, I notice it odes not appear exactly the same way on Emacs Terminal and Emacs GUI. For example, I installed this theme recently, and it behaves as the previous ones I ...
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Load custom highlighting after colorscheme change

I am a Vim user and i recently decided to try Emacs Spacemacs, i have a problem setting up custom highlighting, i set some lines like the following in my .spacemacs (i guess it's the same problem in ...
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Emacs custom themes overview

Quick question, and happy to delete if not in scope. I use the load-theme command to change the theme of Emacs to one of the custom themes. Is there a place that gives a (visual) overview of the ...
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Themes in emacs-nox displaying bottom part of frame black instead of background color

Edit: I tried many themes and it was an issue for all of them so this is not a Zenburn specific issue. Edit: Docker is not part of the issue as there is the same behavior when this is done using just ...
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Spacemacs change line background color when has comment

I currently have a strange behave when my code has comment on Spacemacs. Making it bad to read a file with a lot of comments Anyone knows how to change this behave? I tried to search about it and ...
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Not able to load a color theme from 'init.el' or using 'M-x color-theme-select'

I am trying to get emacs(emacs24) to load with another colortheme (looking to have a 'dark' theme). In my init.el file I have the lines: (eval-after-load "color-theme" '(progn (color-theme-...
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How to specify a color theme specifically for Latex editing (the buffers with .tex files)?

I am using Emacs and there are various 'themes', eg. link to examples, but they do not appear to be dedicated to Latex. Some have modes for Latex, but I am wondering if there are theme files that can ...
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sanityinc-tomorrow-eighties theme fails to show dired mode colors

I have the theme sanityinc-tomorrow-eighties enabled using (load-theme 'sanityinc-tomorrow-eighties t). I love this theme but my dired buffers do not show colors. I have installed and enabled dired+...
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How to add new themes to Spacemacs permanently?

The accepted answer here and other online resources suggest editing dotspacemacs-themes dotspacemacs-themes '(solarized-light solarized-dark) I want to add two themes. ...
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Theme editing: bash: change color of heredoc

I am editing a bash theme file for emacs. I can't seem to figure out which keyword defines the color of heredoc in bash. (e.g.: cat<<EOF some code here EOF ) How can I set the color coding ...
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Why are custom themes not usually byte-compiled?

Three pieces of evidence suggest custom themes should not be byte-compiled: All built-in themes under etc/themes specify no-byte-compile: t. The function custom-available-themes considers only .el ...
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does anybody know this light-blue emacs theme's name?

emmm. i just found through all the MELPA by keywords theme, but still cant find this theme, if someone can point out, i'll appreciate a lot, i love this theme very much.
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How to detect the term color support inside of a emacsclient session?

I run a emacs daemon on boot as a OpenRC service without info about terminals. When I plug a different terminal on emacsclient so, I don't have env variables instead that was generated inside of emacs ...
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How to remove visible margin on the sides of the echo area?

I have a question that might be unique. I am new to emacs, so please forgive me (or point me in the right direction) if I missed something obvious or say something wrong. My problem is that I have ...