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Re: delete-selection-mode as default

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: delete-selection-mode as default
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2018 15:59:37 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.10.1 (2018-07-13)

Hello, Yuri.

On Wed, Sep 12, 2018 at 22:51:49 +0700, Yuri Khan wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 12, 2018 at 8:19 PM Alan Mackenzie <address@hidden> wrote:

> > And I'm not happy having my font-locking
> > splatted by the region's highlighting.

> It’s not splatted with careful face customization. Namely, customize
> the ‘region’ face to not specify :foreground but only :background, a
> shade or tint very close to but distinct from your normal background.
> May also need to set :distant-foreground to 'unspecified.

Thanks for the suggestion, but...  When I said "my font-locking", I
meant _MY_ font-locking.  I run Emacs on a Linux virtual terminal, which
has 16 colours altogether.  The only useful thing I could customize the
region face to would be a null face, but then I would have no warning of
the region becoming "active".  Currently the region face is a solid dark
blue background, which obliterates all other uses of highlighting on the

> Example: my ‘default’ face is :foreground "#b3b3b4" :background
> "#414042" (light gray on dark gray), and my ‘region’ is :background
> "#4d4d4f" (slightly lighter but still fairly dark gray). All syntax
> highlighting faces are still visible against this background. I avoid
> changing background color alone for syntax highlighting.

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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