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Re: Turning off colorization

From: N. Jackson
Subject: Re: Turning off colorization
Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2014 15:44:46 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4 (gnu/linux)

At 14:00 -0400 on Thursday 2014-11-06, Wolfgang Jenkner wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 06 2014, N. Jackson wrote:
>> It's very rare to get buffer text that's unreadable[1], except when
>> reading HTML mail in Gnus[2] where I very frequently get presented
>> with a medium grey text on a medium grey background or a very dark
>> text on my normal black background.
> If you are satisfied with an ad hoc solution for this problem the
> following snippet (eval'ed with M-: in the article buffer) should work
> with a graphical version of emacs (at least with the built-in html
> renderer, viz. shr.el).  You can then go back to the colourized version
> by simply redisplaying the article (`g' in the summary or article
> buffer).
> (let ((fg (face-foreground 'default))
>       (bg (face-background 'default)))
>   (with-silent-modifications
>     (font-lock-prepend-text-property (point-min) (point-max)
>                                    'face `(:foreground ,fg :background ,bg))))

Thanks Wolfgang,

That works well. It's much better than my existing workarounds. I'll
need to get it working on the right buffer and get it bound to a key
combination, and then it will serve until a real solution emerges.

N. Jackson

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