I do not like my text highlighted while I am doing isearch as I am not able to see what’s underneath. How do I turn it off?
Put the following in your init.el:
(setq isearch-highlight nil)
You can also change this with Customize. Type M-x customize-variable RET isearch-highlight RET.
Note also that isearch-highlight affects query-replace and ispell.
Instead of disabling isearch-highlight you may find that a better
solution consists of customizing the