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

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White borders around text with theme org-beautify-theme

I'm using these themes in my init file (it's literally all that is in my init file): (add-to-list 'custom-theme-load-path "~/.emacs.d/themes") (load-theme 'org-beautify-theme t) (load-theme 'zenburn ...
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Why expression fails in init file, but works fine during session [duplicate]

I want to understand why an expression of the form (load-theme 'my-kewl-theme t) fails1 when run as the last expression in my init (~/.emacs) file, but works fine if I evaluate it as soon as soon as ...
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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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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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How can a mode be prevented from changing syntax coloring?

The theme I'm using on emacs (zenburn) makes JDEE custom syntax coloring very hard to read. I'd like JDEE to obey the color theme I've already chosen. Is there a simple way to prevent a mode from ...
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How to hide the extra period in linum mode when you have whitespace mode enabled?

I have linum mode and whitespace mode enabled. This works great except that I want padding in linum mode (which uses a space) and so, instead of there being a space (or a different colored space as I ...
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My org-mode has different size text at different level

Actually what happened was this. I was looking for a good theme for my emacs. In the process I have changed many themes. I don't know which theme caused this but now my org-mode has different size ...
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How do I duplicate the 'effective' theme colors resulting from using terminal Emacs with a transparent background?

I'm running GNU Emacs 24.5.4 on Mac OS X 10.10.5 in Terminal.app. In this (stock) setup, Emacs has a transparent background. With a transparent background, the colors that Emacs uses to display text ...
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Emacs in OSX Terminal.app not filling entire window

I recently (finally) figured out how to get a monokai theme onto my emacs in the default Terminal app, but emacs still isn't filling up the entire window. There's a small, but noticeable color ...
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Theme seems to be permanently changed

I added this to my init.el: ;; Transparent Emacs ;;(set-frame-parameter (selected-frame) 'alpha '(<active> [<inactive>])) (set-frame-parameter (selected-frame) 'alpha '(88 70)) ...
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Custom theme applies only partly

I'm trying a new custom theme, but it only seems to be partly applied as the background isn't appearing. I'm very, very new to Emacs, so would appreciate advice on how to fix it. I'm using GNU Emacs ...
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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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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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Why isn't emacs displaying my theme?

Issuing M-x load-theme gives me the option solarized. However, issuing solarized gives the message Undefined Custom theme solarized. Any ideas why I'm getting this error?
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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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How do you change the text cursor height and thickness?

I would like to change the shape of the cursor to something like the following image: It's a bit taller and thicker than the default one. How do I do that?
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Why does a theme change cause reloading - YASnippet

The problem: Before installing YASnippet changing themes was instantaneous, now it YASnippet reloads itself in someway making changes take a few seconds. Is this functionality necessary? Can I turn ...
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redefine theme spec

I'm new to emacs and I'm trying to figure out some theme behavior that is confusing me. I'm trying to figure out why the second call doesn't take effect in this theme. Note that this is obviously a ...
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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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How to get the package name of current using theme?

I'm using a solarized-light theme, it is great. As you may notice, there are several packages provide the solarized theme: color-theme 20080305.34 installed install color ...
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Text is black on startup — how to debug?

I just helped a colleague to configure package.el, smex, and ido and set up a nice theme (spolsky from the sublime-themes package) for Aquamacs. When I evaluate (load-theme 'spolsky t) everything ...
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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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Problem Installing Solarized Theme For Emacs Via Melpa

So currently I have (require 'package) ;; You might already have this line (add-to-list 'package-archives '("melpa" . "http://melpa.org/packages/")) (when (< emacs-major-version 24) ...
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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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What face do I need to adjust to remove the gutters at the edges of my windows?

This is not urgent, but just wondering if an Emacs user could let me know which face I need to adjust to remove the faint gutters at the edge of my windows? I am using GUI GNU Emacs 25.0.50.1 X86_64-...
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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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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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How do I make faces combine correctly?

Example: How do I make faces combine correctly? I am not opposed to providing a separate set of instructions for each combination (per theme), but do not know how to do that.
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Wrong type argument: number-or-marker-p error with package theme-changer

I encountered the error "Wrong type argument: number-or-marker-p" with theme-changer in a fresh Emacs 24.5 install on Windows 8.1 64-bit. I found no information about this error when searching, but ...
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Why is emacs saying my theme is undefined?

I'm pretty new to emacs customization and lisp, so I don't really know how to debug this problem. I'm trying to install a custom theme. Here's a link to the .el file. The theme's load-path is set ...
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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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How to apply `load-theme-buffer-local` with “default” theme?

I used this answer to try to get eww to use more readable colours for me in my configuration, which uses the monokai theme: https://emacs.stackexchange.com/a/3523/5495 That answer uses load-theme-...
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Can not restore solarized dark theme after updating all packages via MELPA

I updated all my packages via MELPA today and I previously had a solarized dark theme and now its solarized light. I did not change my init.el or any settings. Emacs is not showing any errors. ...
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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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Theme background with opacity? Or theme callback?

Two related questions Is it possible to use opacity while theming in emacs? I mean defining theme which - for example - would add 25% of blue to the background color of elements it is applied to. Or ...
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Limiting theme to frame (for emacs 24 themes)?

Is it possible to have separate theme for every emacs frame (for new, emacs 24, themes)? For old themes, there was color-theme-is-global, but I can't find anything similar for new themes...
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Using different theme on tramp buffers (and buffer-related themes in general)?

Is it possible to configure emacs so it uses different theme for tramp buffers than for defaults? Say, I use twilight by default, but while editing sth via ssh I'd like to switch to pastels-on-dark... ...
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Emacs Can't Find Theme File

(add-to-list 'custom-theme-load-path "~/.emacs.d") (load-theme 'sanityinc-solarized-dark-theme) I have these two lines in my .emacs file, and those theme files in the listed directory, yet emacs ...
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Embed a font definition in an emacs theme?

As far as I can tell, emacs can only use fonts installed on the operating system. Is it possible to define a font directly in emacs lisp? This would allow one to directly embed a font definition in ...
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Face color attribute incorrectly applied

I want to modify the region's foreground regardless of syntax highlighting. (set-face-attribute 'region nil :foreground "#656555") But this is what I get (see sample): C-u C-x = gives: ...
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Why can't I use a variable when defining the color to draw a box with

I have defined 2 variables as such: (defconst zenburn/bg-1 "#2B2B2B" "Zenburn palette: bg-1.") (defconst me/helm-header-color zenburn/bg-1 "Custom palette: helm headers.") (set-face-attribute 'helm-...
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Trying to refactor the code where I customize faces

I'm trying to switch to another Emacs theme, and I noticed I had several hard coded color strings which I used with my previous theme. I'm looking for a way to use :inherit and thus have those hard ...
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Where is the default color / custom theme defined?

When you start Emacs with emacs -Q, there appears to be some sort of default color scheme. Where are these colors defined? The default theme does not show up with M-x customize, nor can I find it in ...
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Visual selection highlighting invisible (with Evil and color-theme)

In Emacs color-theme libraries, which items control the visual selection foreground and background? I'm in the process of giving Emacs a try after many years of Vim use. The vim emulator, Evil, is ...
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Is there a transparent theme?

I've been looking for themes which are transparent, but I didn't find any. Is there someone who uses a transparent theme?
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emacs font/theme issues in osx (cocoa client)

My emacs configuration seems to be causing a strange issue where the frame font is changed to a non-monospaced font whenever I disable the first theme that was loaded. Because I run emacs from the ...
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IPython shell theme

I'm using solarized theme in emacs-24.3. While I'm quite happy with it generally, the IPython shell is blindingly ugly. It is quite clear that the font colors within it are not using solarized values. ...
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How to install a color theme for Emacs 24?

Recently, I found a website providing many color themes for Emacs, so I decided to install one. However, I was confused by some instructions from web or other forums and I couldn't manage to install ...
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Different results using color-theme-select versus color-theme-<theme-name>

I am using the color-theme package to manage the colors in Emacs 24.3.1. I used the command color-theme-select to try different color themes until I found one that I liked. In this case I found the ...
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Emacs theme won't change

I am trying to change my emacs theme to spacegray because my current one is not the most appealing but when i to M-x load-theme spacegray the theme only loads on the line numbers, and when i reload ...