On Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 10:22 AM, Matt Price <mopto...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 3:41 PM, Matt Price <mopto...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have been fooling around a little bit with color-themes and also the
>> new emacs 24+ custom themes, and find that (perhaps because of using
>> desktop-mode) there are certain traces of the theming that get left behind
>> in the display even when I've restarted Emacs after trying hard to erase
>> One of these is the frequent appearance of pale stars even when
>> org-indent-mode is turned on. See the attached screenshot for details.
>> The initial stars in a lower-level headline are visible, as are leading
>> stars in front of the indented text. I find this quite distracting! Does
>> anyone know what might be causing this, how I can get rid of them, and also
>> how I would in general go about figuring out how to identify the cause of
>> similar appearance-related issues in Emacs?
> I just navigated to org-faces.el and executed M-C-x on this defface:
> (defface org-hide
> '((((background light)) (:foreground "white"))
> (((background dark)) (:foreground "black")))
> "Face used to hide leading stars in headlines.
> The foreground color of this face should be equal to the background
> color of the frame."
> :group 'org-faces)
> problem solved. Sorry for the noise.
> OK, not solved, exactly. I have (setq color-theme-is-global t) in order to
differentiate between different frames (one for mail, one for code, one for
org). When I switch between the mail frame (using the 'wheat' theme) and
the org frame (which uses a default theme), the color of org-hide seems to
get set to the light golden brown color that 'wheat' ueses as its
background color. Here's the extremely short definition of the wheat
(defun color-theme-wheat ()
"Default colors on a wheat background.
Calls the standard color theme function `color-theme-standard' in order
to reset all faces."
(let ((color-theme-is-cumulative t))
((background-color . "Wheat"))))))
I'm not sure why this messes up the other frames, but clearly it does. I'm
thinking that if I can dynamically set the :foreground color to *whatever
the background color is in the frame*, that might fix the issue. So I
'((((background light)) (:foreground (format (face-attribute 'default
(((background dark)) (:foreground (format (face-attribute 'default
"Face used to hide leading stars in headlines.
The foreground color of this face should be equal to the background
color of the frame."
but I get this error:
set-face-attribute: Wrong type argument: stringp, (format (face-attribute
(quote default) :background))
Obviously my understanding of lisp types is a little weak, but (type-of
(format (face-attribute 'default :background))) returns "string". So
what's wrong here? And am I going about this the right way?
>> Thank you!