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Wed, 13 Oct 2010 15:36:24 +0900
Chong Yidong <address@hidden> writes:
>> 1. I normally have a dark-background. Since the "tango" theme is a
>> light-background theme, I did "load-theme RET tango RET" expecting
>> it to change my background color ... which it didn't. Instead, my
>> window flashed, and some random faces changed, but mainly things
>> seemed exactly the same.
> That sounds like a bug. The tango theme defines "#eeeeec" for the
> background of the `default' face. Indeed, I just tried with a dark
> background set using .Xresources (Emacs.background: Black), and
> M-x load-theme RET tango RET changes the background to pale grey. Could
> you provide more details?
I set my background by customizing the `default' (and _also_ via
.Xresource, since otherwise emacs flashes and goes crazy during
startup). The custom-theme stuff doesn't seem to be able to cope with
Here's a recipe:
(1) emacs -Q
(2) Evaluate via "C-:" or something:
(custom-set-faces '(default ((t (:background "black" :foreground "white")))))
(3) M-x customize-themes
(4) Try the various themes; none will succeed in changing the
> The main entry point for users, however, should be M-x customize-themes,
> rather than the load-theme/enable-theme/disable-theme commands.
Yeah that's a lot more friendly. [A good M-x interface would still be
nice of course.]
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- themes, Miles Bader, 2010/10/12
- Re: themes, Chong Yidong, 2010/10/13
- Re: themes,
Miles Bader <=