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Re: How to customize a face? (Docs don't help)

From: bc
Subject: Re: How to customize a face? (Docs don't help)
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 10:42:21 -0500

Da Witch wrote:
> When it comes to the question of how to customize a font face, I find
> the Emacs documentation not helpful at...  I remember that in the
> past, customizing faces has taken me hours of trial-and-error and
> fruitless scanning of the docs.  I see now that this confusing
> situation has not changed...  For example, I've spent about 1 hour
> this morning trying in vain to find out how to determine the name of a
> face I have on the screen (so that I can customize it).  If I do M-x
> customize-face, and I'm prompted for the name of the face to
> customize, the default answer is "all", which is much less helpful a
> default answer than the name of the face the point is currently on.
> The mode I'm currently using has about one dozen faces, and I can't
> tell from their names what most of them correspond to.
> Thanks in advance,
> h

I agree, this could be a lot simpler.  Does list-faces-display
help any?

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