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Re: finding the face of a popup

From: Allan Gottlieb
Subject: Re: finding the face of a popup
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 10:25:19 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1 (gnu/linux)

At Tue, 28 Aug 2007 19:29:50 +1000 Tim X <address@hidden> wrote:

> Allan Gottlieb <address@hidden> writes:
>> At Mon, 27 Aug 2007 20:14:28 +0100 John Paul Wallington <address@hidden> 
>> wrote:
>>> Allan Gottlieb <address@hidden> writes:
>>>> Some popups have become invisible; I believe they have
>>>> foreground=background=white.  Since I am using the color-theme
>>>> package, I do not claim this is an emacs bug and I am not asking for a
>>>> fix.
>>>> My question is how do I find the name of this face.
>>> I'm not sure how to find that out, but the face's name is `tooltip'.
>>> That is the commonly used name for those small windows that popup to
>>> display information at the current mouse position.
>> Thank you.  I was able to modify the color theme to fix that face.
>> But I do hope there is a better way to find out the face of a popup
>> than asking on the list.
> In emacs 22 and higher, if you put point on the face, M-x customize-face
> will default to that face under point. 
> However, a useful an more general approach is to use 
> ,----[ C-h f list-faces-display RET ]

I don't see how either of these would help (I have used both before).

I can't "put point on the face" since the popup goes away when I am
not on the place that *triggers* the popup.  That is the entire


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