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

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Retrieve current theme's file path instead of its name as a symbol

To know which theme is active ATM one could look in custom-enabled-themes, which is a list containing the theme name as a symbol. But consider the following example case. You've installed the latest ...
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Shifting Emacs Theme from one Computer to Another

I am a little new to emacs and have managed to get the color theme to my liking. However, I want to be able to use the same theme on a different machine and have been struggling to get it to work. I ...
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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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How can I slightly modify an emacs powerline theme?

The screenshot below is my current emacs powerline: I'm pretty happy with the theme, but I'd like to slightly change the color of the text in the blue areas. What can I put in my .emacs file to ...
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What's this line between the modeline and the echo area?

I'm using a dark theme, so it's a bit hard to see, but there is a black line between the modeline and the echo area in the shot above. You can also see it between the modeline and a hydra, and 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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Faces not set immediately after load-theme

I'm trying to set the faces of highlight-indent-guides automatically whenever a new theme is loaded by making small adjustments to the background color of the default face. I have everything working ...
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Running an M-X command automatically

Every time I open emacs I run the following set of commands: M-X load-theme danneskjold I wanted to set things up so this happens automatically I put the following things ~/emacs.d/init.el file (...
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Emacs 23: Change Theme

I have emacs version 23.3.1, the default color has dark purple text against a grey background which hurts my eyes. I have read documentation* to try and look through the list of default preloaded ...
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Changing emacs theme modeline colors

I've installed this great theme atom-one-dark and I love it. However, one thing I'd like to change is the modeline colors. Currently, the grey one is the inactive one and the black one is the active ...
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How to change the color of numbers for a theme?

Is there a way to set the color of numbers differently to that of regular text? for example, numbers such as: 1, 2F, 2.0f, 0x1234. Can this be changed by a theme author? If not, how can this be ...
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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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Theme not loading on startup

I started using the graphical interface for emacs again after a bit. and I've run into some problems. On boot the theme I'm using Calmer-forest is not getting loaded. However the rest of my .emacs ...
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Setting up a theme using use-package

I'm doing a new setup so that I can have an init.el on my dropbox as a one stop shop for my configuration. So far so good but I'm stuck on the theme. When I setup the code using load-path it all ...
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Customize theme font color

I am using the distinguished theme. I want to set the main font color to something more dark, how could i do that?
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Orgmode: Extra vertical space between level 1 and previous line

new to emacs, so if I'm mistaken with vocabulary, please excuse me. I'm using orgmode, and I wish to modify the way it displays, specifically I wish to have some extra vertical distance before a ...
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Native mac scrollbar in emacs?

Emacs comes with it's own solution for scrollbars(rather than using native macOS scrollbar) and honestly, I find them kinda intrusive and ugly. Can I somehow configure scrollbars to use native mac ...
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Why does the zenburn colour scheme look different on different computers

I have just started using the zenburn theme in emacs on my macbook and I really like how it looks. It looks like this: However when I put it on my ubuntu pc (my .emacs.d directory is synced with git ...
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emacs theme changes when i moved to zsh from bash

I recently shifted form bash to zsh and also installed ohmyz. Since then my emacs theme doesn't work. the one on the Left is how it looks in bash. On the right, when run on zsh its different. Thanks,....
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How to put theme modifications into a personal layer?

For example I want to put (setq spacemacs-theme-org-height nil) into a personal layer, but that doesn't work. I can only put the setting into dotspacemacs/user-init. The reason seems to be Spacemace ...
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Is there a way to easily see currently defined faces?

I often find that I need to define faces for custom commands. I prefer to inherit from faces defined by the current theme, to keep things visually consistent. M-x list-faces-display lists the faces, ...
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Make the column with the line numbers wider

How can I make the column with the line numbers wider?
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Can't change the line-highlight color

I try to set a new hex-color to highlight the current line in the distinguished theme, but this can have no effects. I put this in init.el: ;;highlight current LINE (global-hl-line-mode 1) (set-face-...
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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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customize colors of level in org-mode

I would like as said in the title customize colors of the differents levels in org-mode. I have tried from the customize-group menu then org-face but it looks like I can't change colors there. So, I'...
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Changing linum-mode face background uniformly

I've been trying to change my line numbers background to be a different colour other than the background colour of my frames and it ended up looking like so :- How can I change the line numbers ...
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Loading a theme and fontifying in batch mode

Loading a theme in batch mode seems to not set face attributes: $ emacs -Q --eval "(load-theme 'tango t)" \ --eval "(prin1 (face-attribute 'font-lock-keyword-face :foreground)))" "#346604" ...
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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 ... ...
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Leuven Theme makes org-mode headline too big

As you can see, switching to the leuven theme makes my org-mode first level headlines bigger than the rest of the text. I don't like that, where can I change this behaviour? Where is the leuven-code ...
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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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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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Gotham theme with 256 colors

When I use, gotham-theme, it says that you can get the 256 colors by (setq gotham-tty-extended-palette t) but I do not feel any difference between activating one and the other with only 16 colors; I ...
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Some themes make my font multiple sizes. How can I disable this?

I like the colors from these beautiful themes, but I wish I could disable the font resizing.
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Fontification by AUCTeX is great, but font locking for ConTeXt code, any idea?

I wasn't sure where to post this question, but I count on the Emax community when it comes to font-locking and fontification. We all know that AUCTeX is the way to go when writing a document in LaTeX,...
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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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How can I change the font face for source code blocks in org-mode?

I tried to change both org-code and org-verbatim without success. Here is the relevant part of my theme: '(org-verbatim ((nil (:inherit 'fixed-pitch)))) '(org-code ((nil (:inherit 'fixed-pitch)))) ...
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How can I find out what face I need to change in the mode-line?

I have a UI element in my mode-line provided by which-func-mode. I also have it in my header-line, pictured below (the blue "render" text): How can I find out which face this is so I can style it to ...
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Theming Emacs's mode-line like Mac version in Linux

How can I make Emacs24's mode-line to show like how its displayed in Mac version of Emacs? Is there any package or script or config for this? I mean like this image: Note: I know this has ...
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Looking for a better way of tweaking rainbow delimiters

I'm a big fan of rainbow-delimiters. Even when I do not code in Lisp I can quickly and easily find matching bracket just looking at the code. My method works better on dark backgrounds, but can be ...
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Looking for a better theme fix in Slime

I was trying to fix the annoying red output in slime. It's OK on light backgrounds but on the dark backgrounds it gets on my nerves. Some themes fix it. Quick experiment with aurora-theme reveals ...
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Restore default colors (black text on a white background)

I played around with elpy and after following the tutorial, it changed the emacs theme to a black background. When trying to revert this, I managed to get a white font on a white background ...
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Headlines broken in org themes

Here is an example .org file displayed with the solarized-dark theme: Now here's what happens when I switch the theme to leuven: Similar things happen in some other themes (like wombat). Looking at ...
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How can I correct an “Invalid face” error?

Issuing M-x org-html-htmlize-generate-css gives the error Invalid face: font-lock-string What does this error mean and how can I correct it? Issuing $ grep -r "font-lock-string[^-]" ~/.emacs.d/ ...
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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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Spacemacs not using the theme for tooltips after resizing the window

I'm using Spacemacs with Solarized dark theme on Arch linux using i3wm, and I'm having some issues with tooltips. If I open Emacs so it only covers part of the screen, the tooltips shows up with the ...
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Stop emacs asking if a theme is safe

I set my theme with load-theme in a use-package macro loaded at startup. The theme has also been installed with use-package, from the repository. At each start emacs asks me if I really want to load ...
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Leuven theme cause emacsclient not to start

I have a hint for leuven which look quite nice, especially the presentation in orgmode, so I've installed with from the package manager. Since I can't find it in M-x cusomize-themes, I have tried to ...
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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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How to change mode line color based on host?

For terminal, there is an app called byobu which shows different mode line based on host. If I open terminal in system 1, mode line will be like this. If I ssh into system2 from system1, mode line ...
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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,...