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Re: Grey on Grey is hard to read


From: Jen
Subject: Re: Grey on Grey is hard to read
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2001 08:40:39 -0800 (PST)

You can set face colors like this in your .emacs file:

;; Colors for C-type styles
(set-face-foreground 'font-lock-comment-face "LightSteelBlue3")
(set-face-foreground 'font-lock-string-face "LightSteelBlue1")

You can see a list of faces for a buffer by C-mouse 2 and selecting
Display Faces (and colors by selecting Display Colors).

You can set some other colors like this:
(set-background-color "MidnightBlue")
(set-foreground-color "grey97")

There are other options, too... you may want to look at
C-h a set-.*-color
and
C-h a set-face-.*

There are a lot of .emacs files available on the web that use these
types of customizations too.

-- Jen


--- Bruce Korb <address@hidden> wrote:
> "Bingham, Jay" wrote:
> > To set the font and background colors in a mode you need to read
about
> > the mode in the .el file for the mode.  Follow the instructions
in it
> > for setting the colors.  Depending on the mode it could be very
easy or
> > it could be more complex.  It will be easy if the variables for
the
> > colors are defined with a defvar construct.
> 
> I grepped for '(defun c-mode' but no luck.  Hidden spelling?
> No, hidden directory.  Got it now.  It's cc-mode, as everyone
> knows.  It points back to `font-lock.el' which is what
> I found to be too dense to understand.
> 
> HOWEVER, I've also discovered that the colors work fine
> on a white background.  Problem is, the default background
> is grey.  May I make a suggestion?  :-)
> 
> 
> Thanks! - Bruce


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