Questions tagged [themes]

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

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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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Emacs always ask to trust colour theme at startup

My Emacs always prompts me if it should trust selected colour theme or not. I always answer y and y to trust and remember my choice. I'm loading colour theme manually: (load-theme 'my-favourite-theme)...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Reloading .Xresources colors on the fly

I use pywal on Linux which is really cool and works on everything I use except for Firefox (gotta tinker with it) and (GTK) Emacs. For Emacs the author recommends this which is awesome but requires me ...
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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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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 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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(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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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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Inverting colors in emacs

Is there any extension or easy way to invert colors in emacs? I tend to show code a lot through screen sharing and often a light theme is better while the dark is more comfortable for me to work ...
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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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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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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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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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M-x customize-themes [no match]

I'm new to Emacs and trying to change the color scheme so that there is no blue text on a black background, but when I try instructions online on how to do so, I keep getting [no match] error messages....
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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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Strange behaviour of Solarized-theme in Org-mode

I installed the Solarized theme through package-install RET solarized-theme, and it went largely well but .org files have a strange appearance: Note how it hides the line numbers. Here is how it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the emacs theme that is used on org-mode site?

What is the emacs theme that is used on org-mode site? http://orgmode.org/img/main.jpg
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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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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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