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
>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.

Sounds like you have just adapted Emacs to look like the rest of

Too bad though because Emacs is actually one of the better Linux

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