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

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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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Unable to load color “color-235” when using `gruvbox` theme

I have the following line in my .emacs to load the gruvbox theme: (load-theme 'gruvbox t) When opening Emacs, I get the following error Unable to load color "color-235" However, when I call load-...
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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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(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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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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How can I load the solarized-dark theme correctly in Aquamacs from .emacs?

I load the solarized-dark theme in the last line of my .emacs files thusly: (load-theme 'solarized-dark t) However, this causes Aquamacs to look like: If I then load the theme again by entering M-x ...
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Where should I put a custom theme in Aquamacs?

I found a vivid chalk color scheme here that I want to use with Aquamacs. After poking around, I discovered that Aquamacs stores its custom color schemes here: /Applications/Aquamacs.app/Contents/...
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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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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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How to customize org-agenda-* faces in .emacs file?

I am trying to customize org-agenda-* faces such as org-agenda-date, org-agenda-date-today, and org-agenda-date-weekend in my .emacs file. Normally, I install the use-package package to lazily load ...
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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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Spacemacs modeline color mismatch

Problems with my modeline separator aren't quite the "Ugly separators" problem as seen here. But the color is slightly off, as in this screenshot. I can solve it with this piece of code. But then ...
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Make a function to toggle themes

How could I make an interactive function to toggle in between two color themes? From what I have been able to find there is no variable set to what color theme is currently in use, in fact several ...
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how do i install “solarized-theme”?

first i do this in a terminal: $ git clone git://github.com/altercation/solarized.git, that creates a directory in my home called "solarized", after that i add this 2 lines to my init.el (add-to-list ...
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Is there a way to determine the face at frame x / y (mouse position)?

When trying to theme certain modes, it's not possible to place the point on the themed item (e.g. to do C-u C-x =) and identify the face used. My thought is to use the mouse to identify the face used,...
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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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How do I change portions of a custom theme?

I'm using one of the pre-defined custom themes that come bundled with Spacemacs (zenburn). How can I modify specific portions of the theme, for example just change the font color used for comments ?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Finding a specify Org-mode Color Theme

I've been searching for a while the following org-mode color theme on the net, which replace asterisk by circle, but I can't find it. Anyone happens to know the name of this theme? Thanks
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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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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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customize-face and themes bug: workaround?

I'm seeing the following issue with emacs 25. I'm confident there must be a workaround for this because I'm in the process of rewriting my emacs configuration, and my old, ugly configuration with the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to make everything except the text transparent?

How to make everything except the text transparent?
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Emacs powerline inconsistent colors behind arrows

I just setup powerline for the first time and there's this whitish transparent background overtop all of the arrows. Is there anyway to fix this? Also, while we're at it, just a general question: ...
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Emacs won't load theme on startup

I've installed the solarized theme package via MELPA. I can select one of the two solarized themes via `customize-theme and it activates it. When I save the theme settings it adds the following to my ...
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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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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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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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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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Different themes for terminal and graphical frames when using Emacs daemon

I'm trying to achieve the following behavior in Emacs24: I like to use a different theme (solarized-dark vs. solarized-light) depending on whether I connect to the running server with a terminal ...