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Night Owl Theme for Emacs
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Night Owl for Emacs


Based entirely on Sarah Drasner's amazing Night Owl VSCode Theme. Built by modifying Kelvin Smith's monokai-emacs. Many thanks to both Sarah Drasner and Kelvin Smith.

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Initial development, but covers most of my use cases. PRs gladly accepted.



To style the non-selected ivy items, try this:

(defun night-owl/ivy-format-function-line (cands)
  "Transform CANDS into a string for minibuffer."
  (let ((str (ivy-format-function-line cands)))
    (font-lock-append-text-property 0 (length str) 'face 'ivy-not-current str)

(setq ivy-format-function #'night-owl/ivy-format-function-line)


To style spacemacs cursors, try this:

(setq night-owl-evil-cursors
      '(("normal" night-owl-orange box)
        ("insert" night-owl-cursor (bar . 2))
        ("emacs" night-owl-cursor (bar . 2))
        ("hybrid" night-owl-cursor (bar . 2))
        ("replace" night-owl-gray (hbar . 2))
        ("evilified" night-owl-yellow box)
        ("visual" night-owl-gray (hbar . 2))
        ("motion" night-owl-violet box)
        ("lisp" night-owl-red box)
        ("iedit" night-owl-magenta box)
        ("iedit-insert" night-owl-magenta (bar . 2))))

(defun night-owl-set-evil-cursor (state color shape)
  (set (intern (format "evil-%s-state-cursor" state))
       (list color shape)))

(defun night-owl-update-evil-cursors ()
  (let ((current-theme (symbol-name (car custom-enabled-themes))))
    (if (string-prefix-p "night-owl" current-theme)
        (cl-loop for (state color style) in night-owl-evil-cursors
                 (night-owl-set-evil-cursor state (symbol-value color) style))
      ;; not night-owl theme, restore default spacemacs cursors
      (if (functionp 'spacemacs/add-evil-cursor)
          (cl-loop for (state color shape) in spacemacs-evil-cursors
                   do (spacemacs/add-evil-cursor state color shape))))))

(add-hook 'after-init-hook #'night-owl-update-evil-cursors)
;; For spacemacs (comment this out if not using spacemacs):
(add-hook 'spacemacs-post-theme-change-hook #'night-owl-update-evil-cursors)

;; For Evil (uncomment this if not using spacemacs):
;; (defvar after-load-theme-hook nil
;;   "Hook run after a color theme is loaded using `load-theme'.")
;; (defadvice load-theme (after run-after-load-theme-hook activate)
;;   "Run `after-load-theme-hook'."
;;   (message (format "Loading theme %s" (ad-get-arg 0)))
;;   (run-hooks 'after-load-theme-hook))
;; (add-hook 'after-load-theme-hook #'night-owl-update-evil-cursors)
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