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Is there any way to change the background color of the popup menu in gvim? The default background color is pink, which is a little weird to me.

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You can use the following highlight groups:

  • Pmenu – normal item
  • PmenuSel – selected item
  • PmenuSbar – scrollbar
  • PmenuThumb – thumb of the scrollbar

For example to set a grey background:

:highlight Pmenu ctermbg=gray guibg=gray

For Gvim you only need the guibg part (ctermbg is used when Vim is run in a terminal), but I find it useful to always define both.


I didn't know this either; I used :help i_ctrl-x to find the help page for that key, then followed the ins-completion link mentioned in the entry, and searched for highlight with /highlight ;-)

Another way to find this information would have been to use :help highlight-groups, which lists all default highlight groups.

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