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1 # About
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3 Zenburn for Emacs is a direct port of the popular
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4 [Zenburn](http://slinky.imukuppi.org/zenburnpage/) theme for vim,
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5 developed by Jani Nurminen. It's my personal belief (and
6 that of its many users I presume) that it's one of the best low
7 contrast color themes out there and that it's is exceptionally easy on
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8 the eyes.
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10 The theme has two versions - one for Emacs 23, relying on the
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11 `color-theme` package and another for Emacs 24 using the built-in
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12 theming support there.
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14 # Installation
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16 ## Emacs 23
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18 Zenburn depends on the `color-theme` package, so you should have it
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19 installed. In zenburn's repo you'll find a stripped down version of
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20 color-theme (without the built-in themes), suitable for use with
21 zenburn. Finally put this in your `.emacs`(or `init.el`):
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23 ``` elisp
24 (require 'color-theme-zenburn)
25 (color-theme-zenburn)
26 ```
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28 Zenburn for Emacs is also available for installation via the
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29 [Marmalade](http://marmalade-repo.org/) package repository. Follow the
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30 installation instructions there to install `package.el` and
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31 afterwards you can install the zenburn theme like this:
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33 `M-x package-install color-theme-zenburn`
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35 ## Emacs 24
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37 Download `zenburn-theme.el` to the directory `~/.emacs.d/themes/`. Add this to your
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38 `.emacs`:
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40 `(add-to-list 'custom-theme-load-path "~/.emacs.d/themes/")`
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42 Now you can load the theme with the interactive function `load-theme`.
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44 ## Emacs Prelude
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46 Solarized for Emacs is already bundled into
47 [Emacs Prelude](https://github.com/bbatsov/emacs-prelude). If you're a
48 Prelude user - you're probably already using Zenburn, since it's
49 Prelude's default color theme. You can load Zenburn at any time by
50 `M-x load-theme zenburn`.
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53 # Bugs & Improvements
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55 Please, report any problems that you find on the projects integrated
56 issue tracker. If you've added some improvements and you want them
57 included upstream don't hesitate to send me a patch or even better - a
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58 GitHub pull request. [These](https://github.com/bbatsov/zenburn-emacs/contributors)
59 contributors have done so.
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