1

I'm using both Neovim/Vim and VS Code.

With both editors using the gruvbox theme, I noticed Neovim/Vim use fewer colors than VS Code when using the same theme. I have the same issue with the solarized theme.

enter image description here

Is there any option to activate in Vim that will enable more colors?

3

Do you mean less colors than VS Code? This is an artifact of (n)vim’s regex/contains/follows-based syntax highlighter. VS Code uses TextMate Grammars which are inherently better for parsing language-elements. I think nvim was talking about switching to a tree-sitter parser (the work in progress is here).


As Mass mentions, there are a number of js plugins which greatly extend the syntax highlighting for javascript. I’ve been happy with pangloss/vim-javascript from github.

VS Code also appears to be using rainbow parens, plugins for which exist in the vim ecosystem as well.

  • Worth mentioning there are a number of javascript syntax files which improve upon vim's built-in one. Also, the vs code screenshot uses some type of rainbow parens. – Mass Jun 10 at 15:30
  • That's true. I forgot to mention it. – Zoltan King Jun 10 at 15:40

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.