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I'm new to Vim and am having an issue with highlight color of matching braces in Vim. if I type: <html> and my cursor is at the one of the <> greater/less-than brace then I can't see the brace because the color of <> braces is same as the highlight i.e light blue.

here is an image:

screenshot with evening colorscheme

Ok so I tried a different colorscheme and found that in slate the color of the braces and the bars are different so I can see them but in other schemes this problem exists. here is the image in slate colorscheme:

screenshot with slate colorscheme

How to change the highlight color or syntax highlighting color?

  • would you need to change your cursor or the html tags? – padawin Jun 2 at 14:39
  • @padawin my cursor is alright as long as i'm not on the <> braces. But when I am, it shows/highlights the matched braces and they are not visible anymore. I see 2 light-blue bars instead. – Manik Jun 2 at 14:50
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The highlight of the matching brace is ruled by the MatchParen group.

You can customize it with the highlight command.

Here's an example:

highlight MatchParen guifg=Black guibg=Yellow
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