Changing an Option Easy Customization Specific Customization
In addition to user options, some customization groups also include faces. When you show the contents of a group, both the user options and the faces in the group appear in the customization buffer. Here is an example of how a face looks:
Custom Changed Face: (sample) [State]: this face is unchanged from its standard setting. Face used when the customize item has been changed. Attributes: [ ] Bold: [toggle] off [X] Italic: [toggle] on [ ] Underline: [toggle] off [ ] Inverse-Video: [toggle] on [ ] Foreground: black (sample) [ ] Background: white (sample) [ ] Stipple:
Each face attribute has its own line. The `
before the attribute name indicates whether the attribute is
X' means that it is. You can enable or disable the
attribute by invoking that field. When the attribute is enabled, you
can change the attribute value in the usual ways.
On a black-and-white display, the colors you can use for the
background are `
gray3'. Emacs supports these shades of gray by using
background stipple patterns instead of a color.
Setting, saving and resetting a face work like the same operations for options (see Changing an Option).
A face can specify different appearances for different types of
display. For example, a face can make text red on a color display, but
use a bold font on a monochrome display. To specify multiple
appearances for a face, select `
Show Display Types' in the menu you
get from invoking `
Another more basic way to set the attributes of a specific face is
with M-x modify-face. This command reads the name of a face, then
reads the attributes one by one. For the color and stipple attributes,
the attribute's current value is the default---type just
you don't want to change that attribute. Type `
none' if you want
to clear out the attribute.