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I have started programming scheme, and I noticed the scheme minor mode highlights comments in the most obnoxious way possible when using solarized dark (color-theme-solarized). This also occurs on elisp files.

Is there a way I can disable highlighting? It's making the code unreadable.

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Yes, just run:

(font-lock-mode 0)

Or interactively, you can toggle this behavior with M-x font-lock-mode.

More information is here: https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/emacs/Font-Lock.html#Font-Lock

If you want to customize just the comment face, then you can do this with M-x customize. Click on Faces, then Font lock, then Font lock faces.

  • Thank you for your reply. This is almost perfect. font-lock-mode turns off syntax highlighting entirely it appears - I just want the comments to not be backed by a super bright grey background. – Steve Nov 18 '15 at 7:55
  • @Steve: Then the easiest thing to do is M-x customize and click on Faces, then Font Lock then Font Lock Faces. Whatever weird face you don't like you can probably change there. – user3188445 Nov 18 '15 at 8:17

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