What's the point in an Emacs theme if the rest of Linux looks different?
Apply your Emacs theme to the rest of Linux, using magic.
theme-magic-from-emacs. theme-magic will extract the colors from your Emacs theme and apply them to the rest of Linux with Pywal.
If you want the Linux theme to update automatically whenever the Emacs theme is changed, enable the global minor mode
theme-magic-export-theme-mode. For example:
(require 'theme-magic) (theme-magic-export-theme-mode)
You can disable auto-updating by disabling the minor mode.
First, you must install Pywal as a dependency. Check if it's installed by calling
wal in a shell. Make sure Python is installed too.
theme-magic from MELPA
M-x package-install RET theme-magic RET.
Restoring Your Theme
Pywal only applies your theme to the current session. See its documentation for details. To restore the last theme, call
wal -R in the shell. To restore your theme automatically, add the following to your
.xprofile (or whichever dotfile is loaded automatically once your desktop starts up):
Setting Your Wallpaper
Pywal was designed to generate a color scheme that matches your wallpaper. Because of some quirks in how Pywal works, you have to set the wallpaper before exporting a theme from Emacs, or it will not be saved. Call this command in a shell:
wal -i "path/to/wallpaper.png"
Pywal will set your wallpaper and save it in its cache. Now, you can apply your Emacs theme:
Now, when you call
wal -R, both the wallpaper and the theme will be set.
theme-magic should work on MacOS, but I don't have the ability to test it. If anyone has access to a Mac and can test, please let me know the results!