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I want to select a color scheme in gVim such that it's used always (i. e. if I select color scheme X, close gVim, and start it again, it should start with X as the color scheme, not the default one).

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How can I do it?

Just selecting the color scheme (see menu in the screenshot above) doesn't help.

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In Vim, settings are saved across sessions by writing them in an init script called vimrc.

On Windows, that vimrc is supposed to be at this location:

$HOME/vimfiles/vimrc

The installer may or may not have created that file for you, so you'll have to create if it doesn't exist. Do :echo $HOME in Vim to know where to create that directory and that file.

To save your colorscheme choice, add this line to your vimrc:

colorscheme slate

See this document.

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In Windows 10 nowadays you have to edit (with admin privileges) the file _vimrc located in %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Vim\_vimrc And add the line: colorscheme <colorscheme>

Font where i found the way to solve this: http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/Change_the_color_scheme

  • There's no reason to edit the _vimrc in the program files directory. :e $HOME/_vimrc and put the colorscheme command there. – jamessan Nov 24 '18 at 15:17

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