Emacs Colors are driving me crazy!

sewer_clown at linuxmail.org sewer_clown at linuxmail.org
Fri Aug 9 04:51:19 CEST 2002


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.





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