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Re: emacs configuration

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: emacs configuration
Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2002 10:31:33 +0200 (IST)

> From: "Jerry A. Covington" <>
> Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2001 02:10:38 -0500
> I have a simple problem that is driving me to distraction.  I would like to 
> get my personal version of emas to revert to the default background color 
> DarkSlateGrey (which is always a sort of dark green on all of my monitors)
> but I can't seem to locate how to set the default background color in the 
> docs.  (All kinds of other stuff, but not that!).

"emacs -bg DarkSlateGrey" should do it; it's in the manual.  There's
also a way through your ~/.Xdefaults; also in the manual.

> so I am forced to individually set each frame's  background by hand.

This snippet in your .emacs should set things for all frames,
incoluding those you create afterwards:

 (set-face-background 'default "DarkSlateGrey")

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