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Everywhere the highlight shows bold, it has a color of light yellow on my white background. This is not bold. Its unreadable. Is there anywhere I can change this color? I can clear the highlight where it is set, but it may be easier to change its color entirely.

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    You might look into a different color scheme if you have a lot of problems with the one you're using.
    – Tumbler41
    Mar 3 '17 at 17:52
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    At the moment, I am having problem with one color that is used in more than one place. That doesn't make we want to change the whole scheme, unless that is what is needed. Mar 3 '17 at 17:57
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I assume you are running Vim in a terminal.

Every terminal can interpret bold differently. For example on OS X there is a setting "Use bright colors for bold text". So you should check the preferences of your terminal.

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  • This is a vim setting. What to do when showing bold. In this case it is showing yellow foreground. This is not the terminal setting. In vim if you issue the :highlight command, you will see term=value, cterm=value. One of these setting is bold and is configurable in vim. Mar 3 '17 at 19:20
  • You can change all these settings with highlight commands: :help :highlight
    – Tumbler41
    Mar 3 '17 at 19:41
  • @RobertJacobs yes, if it says cterm=bold then Vim will send the escape code for bold but your terminal emulator controls how it is displayed.
    – laktak
    Mar 3 '17 at 19:46
  • A bad setting terra term created this problem. Thanks. Mar 3 '17 at 20:33

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