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Lame topic - what about color themes?

Postby AlexPaes » Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:34 am

Ehehehe, I know this is a really lame topic but...

I was wondering about what's everyone's preferences are when it comes to emacs color themes. I personally am running a slightly altered dark-laptop theme. I also use emacs for php coding and i never really found a color theme that i enjoyed in php-mode, maybe if someone has better themes i end up getting something decent...
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Re: Lame topic - what about color themes?

Postby Paul Donnelly » Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:05 pm

I'm using colors more or less stolen from Acme, except I made them a little warmer.
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(when window-system
  (set-face-foreground 'modeline-buffer-id "RoyalBlue4")
  (set-face-background 'modeline "LightCyan1")
  (set-face-background 'modeline-inactive "DarkSlateGray2")
  (set-face-background 'fringe "LightCyan1")
  (set-face-background 'default "lightyellow1")
  (set-face-background 'region "lemonchiffon2")
  (set-face-background 'scroll-bar "lemonchiffon3")
  (set-face-background 'tool-bar "lemonchiffon3")
  (set-face-background 'header-line "lemonchiffon1")
  (set-face-background 'trailing-whitespace "lightyellow2"))

But I guess maybe you were looking for rainbow text, if you change schemes by language.
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Re: Lame topic - what about color themes?

Postby dmitry_vk » Sat Aug 23, 2008 12:16 am

I prefer zenburn theme for everything. It's very easy on my eyes.
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Re: Lame topic - what about color themes?

Postby Kompottkin » Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:29 am

I use a custom Emacs colour scheme based on Vim's darkblue theme. It looks like this: http://matthias.benkard.de/dump/illustrations/compiler-macros.lisp.html

Note the dimmed parentheses.

I can put my colour scheme definition online if someone expresses interest.
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Re: Lame topic - what about color themes?

Postby TheGZeus » Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:00 pm

'Clarity'

I set my colours to things that strain my eyes less, aesthetics be damned.
The highlighting colours are nice, too.

My Conkeror is set to force all text white, backgrounds black, links blue or purple depending on if they've been visited, and I'm trying to make it always use a 'sony-fixed' font.
I understand some people put alot of work into their web design.
I [refer my web experience to be more spartan.
You know, loincloth and cape.
Wait, no...
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Re: Lame topic - what about color themes?

Postby AlexPaes » Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:31 pm

Hi everyone and thanks for your answers,

Obiously the most important to me are not really the aesthetics but how i react to the colors. After using the same theme for a long time i find myself reacting to the colors everyday more and more, while i'm working then it's clear sign that the theme is influencing my productivity, so when this happens i switch themes. This is why i posted this question, it started happening a couple of days ago so it's time to switch themes.

At the moment I ended up using the color theme from the «pretty emacs» blog article. It has some variations and i'm actually using the dark alternative, i like the coloured contrast i get with this one.
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Re: Lame topic - what about color themes?

Postby donkey » Sun Sep 28, 2008 12:11 am

I'm still looking for my perfect color theme. Clarity seems to be the way to go for me as well. I strongly advise anyone using Emacs on OS X to disable font anti-aliasing. Some of them, even Apple's Monaco (which I don't use because it looks too much like Comic Sans...) look horrible when anti-aliased, and screw up otherwise perfectly usable themes.
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Re: Lame topic - what about color themes?

Postby TheGZeus » Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:39 pm

Update: I've switched to Euphoria, as I find that green is actually easier on the eyes in many situations (particularly ones with less-than-optimal lighting, or large bay windows).
It makes sense, as green is the colour the eye is most sensetive to.
Blue is the weakest in sensetivity.
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Re: Lame topic - what about color themes?

Postby Exolon » Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:29 pm

TheGZeus wrote:It makes sense, as green is the colour the eye is most sensetive to.
Blue is the weakest in sensetivity.

Wow, I've never heard that before. Is it because we used to spend more time in forests and grass...? :P
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Re: Lame topic - what about color themes?

Postby TheGZeus » Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:21 pm

Exolon wrote:
TheGZeus wrote:It makes sense, as green is the colour the eye is most sensetive to.
Blue is the weakest in sensetivity.

Wow, I've never heard that before. Is it because we used to spend more time in forests and grass...? :P

Here's where I got the info (from a lame site with decent info on it)
http://www.gamesx.com/misctech/visual.htm
Also from a night-vision-goggles thing. They use green so the light produced that you see is as dim as possible but still visible.
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