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Old 10-05-2015, 11:55 AM   #1
kevincredden
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Change emacs colors on questions


I'm starting to learn emacs, and colors is an annoyance. Specifically when programmers do not check if lines of text are even visible. Case in point, if you do a c-x c-c, the question in the window below is a very dark blue on black, rendering it nearly invisible.

How does one fix this? I don't mind color but I have to be able to see it. Is there a color skin that will work correctly?

Or is this the terminal problem? I use Terminology as my terminal but I've found before that terminals may cause programs inside of them to act strange.
 
Old 10-05-2015, 12:33 PM   #2
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How does one fix this? I don't mind color but I have to be able to see it. Is there a color skin that will work correctly?

Or is this the terminal problem? I use Terminology as my terminal but I've found before that terminals may cause programs inside of them to act strange.
Yes, this usually is an issue created by the terminal emulator. Some of them using the "System Theme Colors" map the terminal colors oddly. Try going to the application's properties, and usually there is a tab labeled "Colors". Here you can change how the terminal emulator behaves. Usually "Use Colors from System Theme" or similar creates issues for me. Simply choose custom colors, and optionally select one of the custom themes (or use the default).
 
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Old 10-05-2015, 01:58 PM   #3
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Thanks! I've started using Terminology on three systems now, along with MC and Emacs and that's been the only real problem I've faced. For everyone here's the solution:

If you set up a quicklauncher for Terminology, the command that works is: "terminology -2" which sets it to use 256 colors. ( I can't find anyway of adjusting this in the settings.)



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Yes, this usually is an issue created by the terminal emulator. Some of them using the "System Theme Colors" map the terminal colors oddly. Try going to the application's properties, and usually there is a tab labeled "Colors". Here you can change how the terminal emulator behaves. Usually "Use Colors from System Theme" or similar creates issues for me. Simply choose custom colors, and optionally select one of the custom themes (or use the default).
 
  


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