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Re: change the background color of a single window

From: Juanma Barranquero
Subject: Re: change the background color of a single window
Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2006 15:08:56 +0100

On 12/19/06, Dieter Wilhelm <address@hidden> wrote:

wanted to show a helper window in the frame with another background to
distinguish the windows better while saving the mode line space);

With a little elisp programming you could try using overlays. You can
use one overlay over the whole buffer, and you could even limit the
overlay to only being visible in a particular window (so other windows
showing the same buffer would not display the overlay's effects).

(let ((ov (make-overlay (point-min) (point-max) nil nil t)))
  (overlay-put ov 'window (get-buffer-window MY-BUFFER))
  (overlay-put ov 'face MY-BACKGROUND-FACE))

Be sure to have a \n at the end of the last line, and it should work
reasonably enough, I think.


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