I set the following highlight:
:hi Normal ctermfg=250 ctermbg=235
The text is a nice light gray on dark gray, as intended. But the cursor has become dark blue. I'd love to have it just be the reverse of Normal.
Setting similar Normal highlights has different effects:
:hi Normal ctermfg=250 ctermbg=234medium blue
:hi Normal ctermfg=250 ctermbg=233green
:hi Normal ctermfg=250 ctermbg=232teal
Of course, those also change the background as expected. Changing the
ctermfg doesn't seem to do anything to the cursor color.
I'm using Vim 8.0 (also tried 7.4) on CentOS 7 via xterm (
(Update: I'm ssh-ing to the CentOS system from SecureCRT 8 on Windows 10. My SecureCRT session is set to xterm emulation.)
Escape codes for xterm have no effect on the cursor color.
There doesn't seem to be anything in
:help hi-normal-cterm about cursor color.
Someone who knows a lot more about xterm than me says that it should just invert the fg/bg colors.
I don't know much about terminal types and such, but is there a way I can get my cursor to a normal color combo?