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Emacs: introduction to the ef-themes “frost” theme

I just added ef-frost to my ef-themes collection. It is a legible light theme with cool colours ranging from blue to teal with touches of purple.

[ The ef-themes are a collection of light and dark themes for GNU Emacs whose goal is to provide colourful (“pretty”) yet legible options for users who want something with a bit more flair than the modus-themes (also designed by me). ]

Some screen shots are provided below, though you can find pictures of all the items in the collection here: https://protesilaos.com/emacs/ef-themes-pictures.

Note that some themes in the collection are designed as pairs. Those have -light or -dark in their name. The others are standalone. Regardless, the user can specify any two themes in the value of the user option ef-themes-to-toggle and then switch between them with the command ef-themes-toggle. Or just use the other available commands: ef-themes-select for minibuffer completion and the ef-themes-load-random to load one from the collection (with C-u limit the effect to light or dark themes). The official manual explains more.

ef-frost

ef-frost theme sample

ef-frost theme magit sample

ef-frost theme listing sample

Comparison between ef-light and ef-frost

There is no other light theme quite like ef-frost. The closest is ef-light, which is more colourful as those pictures demonstrate (each theme in the collection has a unique colour mapping and its own colour palette).

ef-light theme sample

ef-frost theme sample

ef-light theme magit sample

ef-frost theme magit sample

ef-light theme listing sample

ef-frost theme listing sample

Coming in version 0.7.0 (next stable release)

The ef-frost theme is in development. I think its design is final, though I might tweak it further. Expect this and other updates to be widely available via GNU ELPA some time in mid October.