Emacs Colors are driving me crazy!

Matthew Gardiner matgarnz at mail.ru
Fri Aug 9 16:07:13 CEST 2002


Turd Ferguson wrote:

> sewer_clown at linuxmail.org wrote:
>> On Fri, 09 Aug 2002 02:04:09 -0000, TuxTrax at fortress.tuxnet.net
>> (TuxTrax) wrote:
>> 
>> 
>>>Hi all.
>>>
>>>I really hosed emacs on my account. My wifes account is unaffected. She can
>>>use Emacs just fine.
>>>
>>>What happened is this:
>>>
>>>I went into KDE control panel, and changed some settings for the look and
>>>feel. One of the settings I changed is the "apply fonts and colors to non
>>>KDE applications". I checked that box.
>>>
>>>The next time I ran Emacs, all text is in a reverse-like format. the
>>>letters are in the color that the default background used to be, and the
>>>background is white, but only where there are letters. It makes Emacs look
>>>like a serial killer cut and pasted all the text onto the screen.
>>>
>>>Of course, I am referring to running emacs from KDE. it dosen't matter
>>>in black and white from the CLI.
>>>
>>>This makes emacs unusable, and especially so, for the python programming
>>>that I was doing. Emacs does a nice job of highlighting with color, all of
>>>the python statements and so on. It dosen't do it anymore. it's all just
>>>white.
>>>
>>>I have since unchecked the box in  KDE to no avail. In fact I have tried
>>>everything I could think of including uninstalling and reinstalling it. no
>>>dice.
>>>
>>>I *need* emacs. It's got to be a local setting, because It dosen't do it
>>>with my wife's account on the same machine. I would really like to know
>>>where it is storing this god awful setting - it's got to be in a file that
>>>identifies itself to emacs as being my settings, but I haven't been able to
>>>find it.
>>>
>>>Any help that can be offered will be highly appreciated. I know that I am
>>>not the first person that this has ever happened to. Someone must know the
>>>answer.
>>>
>>>Cheers,
>>>
>>>Mathew
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Sounds like you have just adapted Emacs to look like the rest of
>> Linux.
>> 
>> Too bad though because Emacs is actually one of the better Linux
>> programs.
>> 
>> 
> 
> I sure hope Stallman isn't reading usenet today.  He would $h!t himself
> if he heard anyone call Emacs a 'Linux Program.'
> 
> As for the orginal post, I don't personally care for KDE, and therefore
> don't use it.  I thinks it's config files are located in ~/.kde/share.
> 
> Maybe that will help, maybe not.  Good luck.
> 

IMHO, I call it a GNU program.

Matthew Gardiner



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