Solarized for Emacs
Solarized for Emacs is an Emacs port of the Solarized theme for vim, developed by Ethan Schoonover.
Solarized for Emacs is tested only under Emacs 24, but should be
working under Emacs 23 as well. The theme is implemented in terms of
deftheme and does not require the
M-x package-install solarized-theme
Afterwards - business as usual, just load one of the theme variants with
(If you want to install manually that procedure is briefly documented in the FAQ at the end of this document.)
Theme specific settings
If you don't like low-contrast modeline or fringe, you can
either by doing
M-x customize-group solarized or setting the values using
;; make the fringe stand out from the background (setq solarized-distinct-fringe-background t) ;; Don't change the font for some headings and titles (setq solarized-use-variable-pitch nil) ;; make the modeline high contrast (setq solarized-high-contrast-mode-line t) ;; Use less bolding (setq solarized-use-less-bold t) ;; Use more italics (setq solarized-use-more-italic t) ;; Use less colors for indicators such as git:gutter, flycheck and similar (setq solarized-emphasize-indicators nil) ;; Don't change size of org-mode headlines (but keep other size-changes) (setq solarized-scale-org-headlines nil) ;; Avoid all font-size changes (setq solarized-height-minus-1 1.0) (setq solarized-height-plus-1 1.0) (setq solarized-height-plus-2 1.0) (setq solarized-height-plus-3 1.0) (setq solarized-height-plus-4 1.0)
Note that these need to be set before
load-theme is invoked for Solarized.
Underline position setting for X
If you are using Emacs under X you might like the following setting which puts the underline below the font bottomline instead of the baseline.
Imho it enhances the general readability and also it fits well with the default
solarized-high-contrast-mode-line setting which uses an slightly emphazised
underline for the modeline to create one horizontal window border in the same
manner as the vertical border.
(setq x-underline-at-descent-line t)
Bugs & Improvements
Please, report any problems that you find on the projects integrated issue tracker. If you've added some improvements and you want them included upstream don't hesitate to send me a patch or even better - a GitHub pull request.
Stand-alone manual installation
Save the following files in a folder that's on your Emacs'
Save the following files into
Add this your
(add-to-list 'custom-theme-load-path "~/.emacs.d/themes")
Now you can load the theme with the interactive function
(Add yourself to the list)