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Re: face change doesn't always take

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: face change doesn't always take
Date: 12 Sep 2001 13:19:16 +0900

mike hardy <> writes:
> why else would the face change not take affect?  Typically I'll see
> the highlighted line flash with the face I want and then it reverts
> back to what it was before applying the new face.  Any suggestions?

If font-lock is in effect in the buffer -- see it _locks_ the `font'
(i.e., face)...

[If you use global-font-lock-mode, then there will still be some buffers
who's mode doesn't define any font-locking stuff, so font-lock won't
actually be turned in those buffers.]

Run away!  Run away!

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