Questions tagged [themes]

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

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Change mode-line-buffer-id face for inactive windows

Is there an Emacs face that can be used to control the colour of inactive buffer names? Normally when setting the face mode-line-buffer-id all windows are affected. In this example the mode-line ...
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Why does load-theme reset the custom-theme-load-path?

For some reason, I need to manually update the custom-theme-load-path list after every update of a theme like smart-mode-line or leuven-theme. Looking for a solution, I came across this SO post. Here ...
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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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How to customize background color for some web pages opened with eww?

I just installed emacs 24.4 and I've started using eww. But one annoying thing is that when I visit google.com I get a grey background which makes text really hard to read for my theme. This is how ...
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How to change face in particular theme locally?

The title says it all. How to change face in specific color theme locally, in my configuration?
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Is there a universal 'after-theme-load' hook?

I would like to set several face variables for use with any theme in my personal init-file. Is there a hook I could use to insure it is theme independent?
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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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How to reset color theme?

When I'm trying different color themes out, it seems if a particular element is not defined in the new theme the old theme value is retained, and this leads to some clashing. This happens in emacs 24 ...
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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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Is there any way to run a hook function only once?

The context I'm using the after-make-frame-functions hook to load properly the themes in an emacs client/server configuration. Specifically this is the code snippet that I use to make that (based in ...
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Use a different color theme for eww buffers

I saw this question: How to customize background color for some web pages opened with eww? but this won't work for me. I'm trying to read Wikipedia pages and in many places Wikipedia uses images to ...
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Emacs theme not covering up the entire terminal window. The Ubuntu purple terminal background is showing on the edges

At the bottom of the screen when emacs is open there is a strip of purple, meaning that emacs in terminal isnt maximizing to the full size that the terminal window allows and thus the background from ...
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Org Agenda faces do not appear after applying themes

In my Org Agenda all text except for priorities use the "default" face. Until recently I would see colourful text for say, todo status. I was playing around with custom themes, so I may have broken ...
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Different theme for -nw (terminal)

I am running emacs (24.5.1) on Mac osx and using the solarized theme. For the gui version, the theme works well. If I run the application with the -nw flag: /Applications/Emacs.app/Contents/MacOS/...
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Emacs won't load theme installed from MELPA

I just installed the seti-theme from MELPA and no errors occurred. Than I ran M-x load-theme and after a few questions nothing would hapen and emacs would throw the following error: Warning (...
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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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How to overwrite properly a face for a particular theme

I use the monokai theme by default in my Emacs configurations. But sometimes I use other themes too, particularly light themes like leuven if the light in the room is more suitable for that. But I don'...
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The background color can't fill the buffer completely

I used a theme in emacs 24, but recently, the background color just filled area where characters are instead of the buffer completely. Even though I killed the orignal ~/.emacs, and used command like ...
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Emacs (as daemon) doesn't load theme

Related: Emacs: GUI with emacs --daemon not loading fonts correctly My init.el contains the following lines: (require 'darktooth-theme) (load-theme 'darktooth t) If I start Emacs with $ emacs ... ...