Choosing a suitable emacs theme

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Choosing a suitable emacs theme


It may sound silly or stupid, but I really have a problem choosing a theme for my emacs.
I am using Ubuntu (12.04) and I use emacs on the x-console (emacs -nw) I have added the "emacs-goodies" package and tried all the themes in it to no avail.
My eyes are not comfortable with all these dark themes and to tell you the truth, I have no patience to play with my single-line .emacs file to build a new one.

All I want is a theme like those found, for instance, in the code examples of the forum. Something similar to this image.

I would appreciate any help with this, really annoying, issue.

Thank you so much


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Just another piece of info. My emacs version is: GNU Emacs 23.3.1

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getstyle(1x)															      getstyle(1x)

getstyle - dumps the current Window Maker style related configuration or creates a theme pack.
getstyle [[-t|--theme-options] [-p|--pack] [style file]]
getstyle can either dump the current Window Maker style related configuration information to a file/stdout or create a self-contained theme pack. A theme pack is a directory that contains everything that is needed by a redistributable theme, includig the style information and pixmaps used by it. Note that style information stored in the global configuration of the system is not read. The following options are stored by default: IconBack, IconBack, TitleJustify, WindowTitleFont, MenuTitleFont, MenuTextFont, IconTitleFont, DisplayFont, HighlightColor, HighlightTextColor, IconTitleColor, CClipTitleColor, IconBackColor, FTitleColor, PTitleColor, UTitleColor, FTitleBack, PTitleBack, UTitleBack, MenuTitleColor, MenuTextColor, MenuDisabledColor, MenuTitleBack and MenuTextBack. If either -t or --theme-options is specified, in addition to the previous options, WorkspaceBack is also stored, along with any user-defin- able mouse cursor settings (NormalCursor, ArrowCursor, MoveCursor, TopLeftResizeCursor, TopRightResizeCursor, BottomLeftResizeCursor, Bot- tomRightResizeCursor, VerticalResizeCursor, HorizontalResizeCursor, WaitCursor, QuestionCursor, TextCursor, SelectCursor) that are present.
-t dumps theme related information too, which includes the root background texture. This option is always enabled when the -p option is used. -p creates a theme pack in the directory named by the theme name appended with the .themed suffix.
GNUSTEP_USER_ROOT specifies the initial path for the Defaults directory. "Defaults/" is appended to this variable to determine the actual location of the databases. If the varialbe is not set, it defaults to "~/GNUstep"
GNUSTEP_USER_ROOT/Defaults/WindowMaker This is the actual file that gets written.
setstyle(1x), wmaker(1x)
This man page was written by Marcelo Magallon <>. Window Maker was written by Alfredo K. Kojima <>. January 1999 getstyle(1x)

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