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Re: [REQ]Light/dark toggle for terminal emacs

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [REQ]Light/dark toggle for terminal emacs
Date: Fri, 04 Sep 2020 10:06:01 +0300

> From: Steve Greenburg <>
> Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2020 20:00:46 +0000
> I was using emacs -nw in a terminal the other day and noticed that only the 
> tsdh-light theme was able to give me a light background/dark text out of all 
> the themes in etc/themes. This was a freebsd terminal where the default term 
> has limited colors, and tsdh-light was the only theme that didn't check for a 
> minimum of 80 something colors. It wasn't great but it was much more 
> readable, and faster than setting -fg or -bg on the command line.
> I think it would be a good idea to have a menu option in terminal emacs at 
> least to toggle light/dark for easy of editing. My vision is impaired and I 
> work best with light terminals most of the time. Probably the Options menu 
> before Multilingual Environment. Someone said (invert-face 'default) can do 
> this but I don't expect a casual user on bsd or otherwise would know about 
> this. Possibly a command line option like -light or -dark might also work.

There's a command-line option -rv, did you try it?

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