Emacs Color Themes (Shallow Thoughts)

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Thu, 03 Feb 2005

Emacs Color Themes

A nifty emacs trick I learned about today: ColorThemes.

Instead of the old hacked-together color collection I've been using in emacs, I can load color-theme.el and choose from lots of different color schemes.

I added these lines to .emacs:

(require 'font-lock)
(if (fboundp 'global-font-lock-mode) (global-font-lock-mode 1))
(load "~/.emacs-lisp/color-theme.el")
(color-theme-ramangalahy)  ;; pick a favorite theme

The disadvantage is that color-theme.el is fifteen thousand lines long! So I'll probably make a local version that strips out all but the theme I actually use (then I can customize that).

The (global-font-lock-mode 1) tells emacs to use syntax highlighting on every file, not just certain types. So now I get at least some highlighting even in html files, though it still doesn't seem to be able to highlight like vim does (e.g. different colors for text inside <b> or <b> tags).

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