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Re: Can't load any color themes in emacs 25

From: Tim Johnson
Subject: Re: Can't load any color themes in emacs 25
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:54:43 -0800
User-agent: Mutt/1.7.0 (2016-08-17)

* Drew Adams <> [160926 10:33]:
> > I've installed GNU Emacs 25.1.1 on ubuntu 14.04.
> > The previous version is 24.3.1
> >
> > The default color scheme is great, but running load-theme for any
> > installed theme does not give me the color scheme that I expect.
> > *Messages* shows nothing of concern on startup. The background
> > remains light.
> >
> > I would guess that some setting has a value that is forcing the
> > background to a something close to white, (regardless of theme
> > selection) but don't know where to look for it.
> FYI (but this does not speak to your difficulty).
> `load-theme' is not about color themes.  It is about custom themes.
> (It is too bad that Emacs borrowed the feature idea, changed it
> to something different, and gave it a too-similar name.)
> See this page, about color themes and custom themes:

  Thanks for clarifying 'load-theme and pointing out that
  distinction, and for the URL.
  (light-bulbs-going-off 'here)

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