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Re: colorizing empty space

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: colorizing empty space
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2011 11:17:43 +0100

On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 9:24 AM, Daniel Colascione
<address@hidden> wrote:
> 2010/12/16 Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden>:
>> I wonder if there's a way to give all the lines max(paragraph lines)+1
>> width using "visual" space, so at least one "visual" space is added on
>> the right (shown with x):
> On another note, I've been looking for a way to colorize the area of a
> window after EOB. I have a compile mode hook that turns the window
> background red on error. Using text properties, the best I can do is
> change the color of the text itself. The region between the end of the
> text and the bottom of the window is still the frame's default color.
> If the window is in its own frame, I can just change the frame
> background color, but I'd like to be able to achieve this effect for
> normal windows. Adding extra newlines will work, but that distorts the
> scroll bar position, M-> handling, and so on. Any ideas?

There is no way to do it. A change in Emacs display code is needed.

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