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Re: about colors

From: William Stevenson
Subject: Re: about colors
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2011 01:06:30 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

x-post as this didn't show up on gmane.

sergio <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello.
> I'm newbie in emacs and my first problem is colors. I don't like default
> colors. Moreover I think, that background-mode light is better for dark
> background, than background-mode dark. I've seen color-theme mode, but no one
> theme from it I liked and it is standalone mode. I want to make my own theme.

rainbow-mode is super handy when making color themes:

When you're testing your color theme some properties, such as
background-color, will not change, try the theme in a new session.

Read and copy some other themes, I copied mine from a theme I liked
called chocolate rain.

I put mine up today, color-theme-cool-dark

and a still very new, light theme for gnome-3

> ... But how to find all color
> that I should define? What is the right way for creating theme for emacs?

To find out what a particuar face is called just put your cursor over
the face and do M-x describe-face

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