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Solaryzed for Emacs

Solaryzed for Emacs is an Emacs port of the Solaryzed theme for vim, developed by Ethan Schoonover.

You can find several screenshots of Solaryzed for Emacs here.

Solaryzed for Emacs is tested only under Emacs 24, but should be working under Emacs 23 as well. The theme is implemented in terms of customizations and deftheme and does not require the color-theme-package.


Solaryzed for Emacs is available for installation via the MELPA package.el repository. Assuming you've set it up you can install Solaryzed like this:

M-x package-install solaryzed-theme

This package will install two variants of the theme - solaryzed-light-theme and solaryzed-dark-theme. You can load one of the theme variants with M-x load-theme.

To load it automatically on Emacs startup add this to your init file:

(load-theme 'solaryzed-light t)


(load-theme 'solaryzed-dark t)

(If you want to install manually that procedure is briefly documented in the FAQ at the end of this document.)


Theme specific settings

If you don't like low-contrast modeline or fringe, you can customize them either by doing M-x customize-group solaryzed or setting the values using elisp code:

;; make the fringe stand out from the background
(setq solaryzed-distinct-fringe-background t)

;; Don't change the font for some headings and titles
(setq solaryzed-use-variable-pitch nil)

;; make the modeline high contrast
(setq solaryzed-high-contrast-mode-line t)

;; Use less bolding
(setq solaryzed-use-less-bold t)

;; Use more italics
(setq solaryzed-use-more-italic t)

;; Use less colors for indicators such as git:gutter, flycheck and similar
(setq solaryzed-emphasize-indicators nil)

;; Don't change size of org-mode headlines (but keep other size-changes)
(setq solaryzed-scale-org-headlines nil)

;; Avoid all font-size changes
(setq solaryzed-height-minus-1 1.0)
(setq solaryzed-height-plus-1 1.0)
(setq solaryzed-height-plus-2 1.0)
(setq solaryzed-height-plus-3 1.0)
(setq solaryzed-height-plus-4 1.0)

Note that these need to be set before load-theme is invoked for Solaryzed.

Underline position setting for X

If you are using Emacs under X you might like the following setting which puts the underline below the font bottomline instead of the baseline.

Imho it enhances the general readability and also it fits well with the default solaryzed-high-contrast-mode-line setting which uses an slightly emphazised underline for the modeline to create one horizontal window border in the same manner as the vertical border.

(setq x-underline-at-descent-line t)

Bugs & Improvements

Please, report any problems that you find on the projects integrated issue tracker. If you've added some improvements and you want them included upstream don't hesitate to send me a patch or even better - a GitHub pull request.


Stand-alone manual installation

Save the following files in a folder that's on your Emacs' load-path:

Save the following files into ~/.emacs.d/themes:

Add this your .emacs.d:

(add-to-list 'custom-theme-load-path "~/.emacs.d/themes")

Now you can load the theme with the interactive function load-theme.


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Cheers,<br> Bozhidar