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That looks nice, do you have the config for that available somewhere? Thanks!

My actual .emacs file has a ton of things unrelated to this, so here are the relevant bits:

    ;; Make the window simpler
    (tool-bar-mode -1)
    (scroll-bar-mode -1)
    (menu-bar-mode -1)
    (fringe-mode 0)
Powerline and the color theme are installed separately. You can get powerline using the new package manager through M-x package-list-packages. You might have to configure some additional package sources first:

    (require 'package)
    (add-to-list 'package-archives 
                 '("marmalade" . "http://marmalade-repo.org /packages/"))
    (add-to-list 'package-archives
                 '("melpa" . "http://melpa.milkbox.net/packages/"))
You can then run powerline using

    (require 'powerline)
It might take a little more configuration to get the powerline colors matching to what you want. You can also customize the shape of the separator: it doesn't have to be an arrow.

Unfortunately, the blackboard theme in the package manager is using the old color-theme package which has been made obsolete with Emacs 24. You should use the version ported to the new and improved theming mechanism[1].

[1]: https://github.com/don9z/blackboard-theme

Download that and put it in ~/.emacs.d/themes. Now you can set it up with:

    (setq custom-theme-directory "~/.emacs.d/themes/")
    (setq custom-safe-themes t)
    (load-theme 'blackboard)
I hope that helps.

Thanks, fantastic! Will try it out!

You might like color-theme-sunburst.el based on your screenshot.

I recently started using ujelly https://github.com/marktran/color-theme-ujelly which looks similar as well.

How do you install/load it in emacs? I moved the .el file into .emacs.d/themes, but (load-theme 'ujelly) didn't work like it did for blackboard.

Just based on the name, it looks like that file uses the old color-theme-mode instead of the new theming facilities. You'll either have to find a different version, port it over (I don't know how much effort that would take) or just use color-theme-mode.el again, which is a little annoying.

Something like this ...

(require 'color-theme) (color-theme-initialize) (load-file "~/.emacs.d/themes/color-theme-sunburst.el")

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