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Tue, 26 Feb 2008 20:38:59 +1300
> > > ! (propertize " [waiting...]"
> > > ! 'face 'font-lock-variable-name-face
> I much prefer your wording.
> With regards to the face, any chance of a new one? I know this is what
> people always say, and that for some reason creating new faces is
> sometimes frowned upon. The practical reason is, the mode-line often
> has a different background colour to the main buffer, so a font-lock
> face customized to look good in the buffer may look poor on the
> mode-line. Eg for me, font-lock-warning-face is practically invisible
> in the mode-line.
I don't know enough to suggest a better one. Perhaps someone else can. I just
selected a quiet font-lock face, as font-lock faces are always available.
On a related note, I think that adding colour to the mode-line of the already
psychedelic compilation buffer means ironically that the plain text starts to
stand out. Bright colours only draw attention to a part of the screen if they
are used in moderation.