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E254: Cannot allocate color SlateBlue

I just freshly installed vim via brew install vim... and presently have version 8.2.3450. In ~/.vimrc I have syntax on, and when I run vim, I get: E254: Cannot allocate color SlateBlue If I delete / ...
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Problem setting cursor colors in vimrc: suppress the `-ne` that is written to my xterm on exit

Following the vim manual and also some threads on this site, I can set the color of my cursor to orange in insert mode and red otherwise, with the following lines in my .vimrc file. " use an ...
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Make nvim to show colors while performing external commands [duplicate]

By default my new neovim doesn't do this showing everything black and white. How could I make it show as on picture 2 (it works this way on raw vim)?
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Cursor disappearing

I'm using pywal and the wal colourscheme and since enabling it my cursor seems to have disappeared, meaning it has the same colour as my background (that's what I guess) and I only see it blinking ...
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Background color for listchars chars

I use the solution from this question to display tabs with litlle ⸱ characters. It works but they appear on a lighter gray background than the dark gray background I am using. It is quite distracting ...
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Color a call append(line)

I have cowfortune showing up at startup and I want to color it. How do I color the call append() line? I saw some things with signs but I didn't really get it to work. enew setlocal \ bufhidden=...
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Colours in (g)vim output window

I've started learning Rust, and have been setting up my Vim workflow to use it. I'm still relatively new to Vim, and mostly what I've written in it is PHP for a website. Now that I'm working with a ...
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Default syntax groups use colors >=16 [closed]

I have few quetion about color scheme and terminals... The web is plenty of posts about it but I still does not understand the following: After a fresh install of (g)vim on arch, I did a $ vim ...
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How to color VIM ":!{cmd}" output

I'm trying to get the same setup as the guy in this video, so that when :!pytest % gets called, the output is colored. I've tried with various vanilla colorschemes, with no luck... I'm using NVIM, ...
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How to set the background color for colored items in the statusline to the background color of the statusline?

I am experimenting with creating a statusline and have opted for coloring different parts of it. The problem is that while the item's foreground color is changed, the background is black and doensn't ...
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Shell syntax, how to patch bad highlight groups

The neovim syntax for shell scripts doesn't check if keywords like echo, done, exit etc.. are surrounded by blank spaces or if they're part of a bigger Word. This results in the following bad ...
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prevent changing background color on pressing tab and arrow keys

when I press the tab key or top arrow when I am in the first line, bottom arrow when I am in the last line, right arrow when I am at the end of the line and left arrow when I am at the start of the ...
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If background is not transparent in ViM, I see the background color of the terminal, which is different

This problem might be a terminal problem, but maybe some of you managed to solve it. I've been using ViM with the default colorscheme, which has a transparent background, so I see the background color ...
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Vim ignores color 255, as if it doesn't support the 256 ones

Update: it works, if I set the main bg color (white) as ctermbg=231 (it was 015). So it seems that color values in Vim syntax highlight settings shouldn't be mixed: if one uses color codes from the 16 ...
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How do I change vim cursor color

I use vim version 8.0.707. My cursor blinks but make the character disappear half the time. I'd like it to behave as usual: display the negative color. How can I do that please? Thanks in advance :)
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Is there some way to retrieve/redisplay :echon output?

I want to create a multi-color enabled debug-print command. As far I know, the only way to print multi-color messages in Vim is: echohl Macro | echon "Hi" | echohl Statement | \ echon &...
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Are opening and closing double quotes expected to be of different color in a bash script?

I've just noticed, after years using Vim, that the two double quote characters opening and closing a string in a bash script have different colors, which I can verify by simply writing var="var&...
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Remove bottom and right borders (gaps) and customize scrollbar in Athena GVim

I found many webpages [1][2][3] explaining how to color the gaps from GTK GVim, but how can I do the same for Athena GVim? In the left picture, gap should also be black, not gray. What about the ...
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Highlighting color strings with correspondent color

When tweaking color themes, one thing I really miss is a highlighting that would color the color strings with the corresponding color. Maybe this sounds confusing? An example: here is a fragment of a ...
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Color themes listed as available in Vim not changing upon :colo [themename] command

I am trying to install themes using V8+ Vim (8.2) on a Windows 10 OS. I first tried following the standard instructions listed on the Dracula theme site here. Unfortunately, the naming conventions for ...
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How to show list characters with red color?

I have set listchar in .vimrc as below: set list lcs=tab:→\ ,space:·,nbsp:␣,eol:¶ How can I display these characters →\ , · , ␣ , ¶ with red color? Here is my failed attempt: hi! set list lcs=tab:→\...
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How to change the command line status message color and font?

I would like to change the color of part of the command line, the stuff that's echo'd from vim scripts. I know it can be different since when your search hits the bottom it prints a message in red ...
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AnsiEsc plugin error

When executing vim, after installing AnsiEsc, I get the following error: Error detected while processing BufRead Auto commands for "*": E117: Unknown function: AnsiEsc#BufReadPost Do you know how to ...
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Can't see tag "<>" braces due to highlight color same as braces in Windows terminal

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 ...
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How to set colors for vim warnings about existing swap files

Is it possible to set color for the warning message "Swap file XXX already exists! ..."? I couldn't figure out which highlight group it belongs to.
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Setting coloring in :term on urxvt

I use the URxvt terminal emulator, and echo $TERM returns rxvt-unicode-256color. In vim, if I run :echo $TERM, I get the same result. However, if I open a terminal window with :term and enter echo $...
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Using Nvim-Qt colors with regular Vim

I have been using nvim-qt and I like it. However I want to switch to regular nvim, but like other users I have had trouble with it. So then I thought maybe I will just use plain vim. The issue is ...
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ctermbg and ctermfg are backwards or incorrect for certain highlighting groups

I am currently attempting to create a custom colorscheme for vim by using ctermfg and ctermbg values, and checking what the colorscheme looks like with the highlight test file provided by Vim. What I ...
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gVim 8.2, display problem

I have a weird problem with VIM, both at work and at home (2 different computers): When I open a text in VIM, sometimes it is displaying it correctly, sometime not (I'd say 1 every 3 it works fine, ...
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Vim color black isn't black

I have the following text in my ~/.vimrc: syntax on colorscheme koehler highlight ErrorMsg ctermbg=Red ctermfg=Black however the error messages show like this: The error message is gray on red, not ...
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Is it possible to reverse an existing highlighting group?

Is it possible to automatically create a highlight which is the reverse of an existing highlight? Example highlight Search guifg=Black guibg=Yellow, becomes highlight CustomHighlight guifg=Yellow ...
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Vim is highlights everything after EOL in yellow upon scrolling

My vimrc: http://ge0rges.com/vimrc My environment is: Ubuntu 18.04 in WSL on Windows 10. VIM - Vi IMproved 8.0 (2016 Sep 12, compiled Jun 06 2019 17:31:41) Included patches: 1-1453 Modified by pkg-...
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How does g:terminal_ansi_colors affect the :terminal colors?

:term usually looks ugly in most colorschemes I've tried. At least on Windows, with light themes, these colors do not work and end up in an unreadable shade of yellow against my light background. I ...
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Gradient color background for visual selections

In this video from Bisqwit, the selected line is colored by a gradient according to column number. Image is below. He implemented the gradient in a custom terminal emulator. Is there any way to ...
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Getting an RGB color from highlight group

In putting together and addon for blender to integrate neovim. Where I'm at with it, github colo imported to blender text editor from nvim_gtk One component is grabbing the current colorscheme of a ...
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Apply terminal colors in gui?

I am on neovim with Oni. vim-netranger plugin uses terminal colors in this format to highlight things. It does work in terminal with neovim , but not in a gui app. I am looking for a way to replace ...
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Where can I find color settings used by Vim and NeoVim?

I've been using dotfiles created by other people to setup Vim. Recently I decided to create my own config and investigate what's NeoVim about. I'm using default OSX Terminal.app with zsh shell (I've ...
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Change background color of git conflict marker sections

If git is performing a 3-way merge and has a conflict it can't resolve, it marks up that area of the file like this: No unresolvable conflicts here <<<<<<< HEAD xyz ||||||| ...
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Highlighting screen positions, or `:set colorcolumn` only for the 2 bottom and top lines visible on the screen

The option colorcolumn is really useful. I would like a similar result to what it yields but only for the two lines that are at the top and the bottom of the screen (not the document, but the screen). ...
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Colorscheme not display correctly for vim on mac terminal

I start up vim from mac terminal like so: vim filename But my colorschemes do not load properly (I tried loading desert.vim, desert256.vim and solarized.vim). desert256.vim has a black background ...
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Using an iTerm color scheme inside a Vim :terminal window

My normal terminal color scheme is set via a color preset in iTerm. When I open a terminal window in Vim (:terminal) that color scheme doesn't get applied, presumably because Vim has no knowledge of ...
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Change color of signs in SignColumn/Gutter

I have set my sign column background using hi SignColumn ctermbg=236 in my colorscheme file. However, it seems that the background colors for where there are signs has not been changed, and is the ...
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Have colors when using :make

When I'm using :make, the output doesn't have any color. The text is only white. But when I'm using :!make for a C project or :Cargo run for a rust project ( I also use rust.vim ) , there are colors ...
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How to set CursorLine highlight color for the gruvbox colorscheme [duplicate]

When I use the colorscheme gruvbox (installed with vim-plug), it overrides my configuration of the Cursorline highlight, eg set cursorline hi CursorLine cterm=NONE ctermbg=black with the same color ...
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Why are Vim 8 :term colours with gvim different from those in plain vim :term or bash?

Vim 8 :term colours in gvim happen to be different from those seen in plain vim :term or bash. How come? How does one obtain the same bash colours in gvim? EDIT: I have been reading a bit more about ...
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24-bit / 256 colorscheme in Windows console

I'm using 64-bit Vim 8.1.0428 on Windows 10 release 1803. The Windows 10 console now has 24-bit colours, and Vim 8 has been patched to handle 24-bit colours in the Windows console (i.e. using vim.exe ...
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How to change Operator highlight color in Vim?

I just switched to iTerm2 on macOS and found some of its options go to Vim as well. That's the case for fonts, I was able to select a Vim font that I like from iTerm options. It seems iTerm color ...
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How do I manually set the colorscheme for a single editing session?

Essentially, what if I want the markdown color scheme for a file not ending in .md? Sometimes I create files conforming to the markdown standard, but they don't have a .md extension. Ideally, this ...
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How to get 50 char long warning color highlight in vim gitcommit message without fugitive

I'm using vim-fugitive. However, I'm using a black and white colorscheme. So, I don't see any warning for the 50 char long subject line of git commit message. I want to know how I can add a highlight ...
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Change the colors provided in gui-colors

If I type :h gui-colors, a list of available color names pops up. Often times I just want to change the tone of a color. Assuming these are simple variables of some sort, can I redefine these somehow? ...