You can specify colors when you use Emacs version 19 with the MIT X Windowing system. (All the previous examples should work with both Emacs version 18 and Emacs version 19; this works only with Emacs version 19.)
I hate the default colors and specify my own.
Most of my specifications are in various X initialization files. I wrote notes to myself in my `.emacs' file to remind myself what I did:
;; I use TWM for window manager; ;; my ~/.xsession file specifies: ; xsetroot -solid navyblue -fg white
Actually, the root of the X window is not part of Emacs at all, but I like the reminder anyhow.
;; My ~/.Xresources file specifies: ; XTerm*Background: sky blue ; XTerm*Foreground: white ; emacs*geometry: =80x40+100+0 ; emacs*background: blue ; emacs*foreground: grey97 ; emacs*cursorColor: white ; emacs*pointerColor: white
Here are the expressions in my `.emacs' file that set values:
;;; Set highlighting colors for isearch and drag (set-face-foreground 'highlight "white" ) (set-face-background 'highlight "slate blue") (set-face-background 'region "slate blue") (set-face-background 'secondary-selection "turquoise") ;; Set calendar highlighting colors (setq calendar-load-hook '(lambda () (set-face-foreground 'diary-face "skyblue") (set-face-background 'holiday-face "slate blue") (set-face-foreground 'holiday-face "white")))
The various shades of blue soothe my eye and prevent me from seeing the screen flicker.
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