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Questions tagged [colorscheme]

A colorscheme is a Vim script which sets the colors to be used for the highlight groups.

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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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Detecting whether colorscheme is available [duplicate]

How can I detect whether a color scheme installed via a vim-plug plug-in is available? For context, I'm trying to automate my Vim setup on a new machine, pulling the vimrc from a git repository. The ...
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vim looks different when i launch it via the terminal

I'm using NVIM 0.2.2. When I launch it from the terminal, the color scheme of the terminal affects it's look. And when I launch it from the search menu, it works just fine What makes it behaves that ...
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How to use different colorscheme and syntax highlighting in vim?

Suppose I want to use this colorscheme: https://github.com/NLKNguyen/papercolor-theme I copied the PaperColor.vim file into .vim/colors and made my .vimrc: syntax on colorscheme PaperColor ...
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Edit colorscheme to tell me which search result my cursor is currently on

When I search for a word in my files, many of them come up, and it's tough to tell which one my cursor is currently over. See image: Is there a way to edit the background color for the search I'm ...
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Incremental Highlighting Colorscheme Override

tl;dr: How do I override the colorscheme's cursor color in a highlight block How do I find a comprehensive list of colorscheme variables and how do I set them in general (to override a colorscheme's ...
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Background color not transparent under current line number

In the following image, you can see that 79 has a darker background than other numbers... I tried to see where to change the background color for that but couldn't... Could anyone help?
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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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How to set a colorscheme that still shows spelling errors?

How to set a colorscheme that still shows spelling errors? I am looking for two combined effects that I can acquire separately but not yet together. Set Colorscheme alone: OK. If I want highlights ...
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Fixing pug syntax highlighting

Update I've managed to get the top part of the file fixed with syn region pugJavascriptLine start=/^\s*-/ end=/$/ contains=@htmlJavascript from this programmer: https://github.com/digitaltoad/vim-pug/...
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Solve cursor invisible on some highlights

As you can see in my case, I can barely see my cursor when it is on an error highlighted by You Complete Me as an error. How do I make my cursor more visible? My GTK+ theme is Numix, I use Gnome and ...
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Changing the vim color scheme only highlights lines of text?

I'm a big noob to vim here. I was trying to change the colorscheme of vim by editing the .vimrc file, but as I was playing around with different color schemes (ayu and gruvbox, for example) I noticed ...
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How to set CursorLine highlight color for the gruvbox colorscheme

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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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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NeoVim: colorscheme won't work in init.vim; requires command to be typed

I'm new to NeoVim and just getting started. My init.vim file under NeoVim\share\nvim\runtime\plugin\init.vim successfully sets everything except for the colorscheme and background. As seen in the ...
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Does `hi link XXX Normal` provide any benefits?

Does hi link XXX Normal provide any benefits? For example the syntax file included by default syntax/vim.vim includes the line: hi def link vimUserFunc Normal This often conflicts with CursorLine ...
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Overwrite Vim theme color scheme

How can I change the color scheme of an installed Theme? I currently have gruvbox installed and I would like to change the color of node.js keyword 'import' from aqua to orange. To no avail, I have ...
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Different color for comments with one # and two ## in python

I would like to know if there is some way to color different comments in python inside VIM. Today I use wombat256mod and I would like to color in red comments that start with double ## and color with ...
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Installed and set colorscheme but method puts and print not working on ruby

Yesterday, I Installed vim and some colorscheme like gruvbox, monokai, molokai. I set it in ~/.vimrc and turned on the syntax highlight, everything work well on HTML but in ruby files (.rb) it still ...
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how to write a self-contained color scheme

I'm making a simple colorscheme based on one I found on the vim website. https://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=854 I'd like it to be declarative in the sense that the colorscheme is ...
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Coloring Piece of Tabbar

I am using neovim with the gruvbox colorscheme. On its github page, you can see the buffers word on the top right is colored in orange: On my installation, it grey/brown: How can I find out what ...
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How do I enable the gruvbox airline after installing gruvbox with Vundle?

If I understood it correctly gruvbox has it's own airline and you don't need vim-airline installed. I followed the easy install with Vundle but for some reason the airline just doesn't load. I'm using ...
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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 can I enable the 256 colors on Vim?

I run Neovim on tmux on iTerm2, but now I'm struggling to change the color of my Python code. I use python-mode library to change the syntax of the Python code. However, many colors I try to set got ...
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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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Highlight arbitrary rectangular regions

Is it possible to highlight specific and arbitrary rectangles in a buffer? I want to implement a code scope highlight that groups code into a hierarchy of boxes. here is my mockup that I made: ...
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Neovim Gray Background

Problem Anytime I switch to a colorscheme the background turns this ugly gray that gives everything a washed out look. Why does this happen, and how can I prevent it? Example screenshot— More ...
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Vim Terminal - Solarized Colorscheme [Gnome]

I've tried syntax on let g:solarized_termcolors=256 set t_Co=256 set background=dark colorscheme solarized but it doesn't look like GVim, how can I achieve that? Right now
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How to add a new colorscheme syntax keyword

I'm trying to create a new custom colorscheme and syntax highlighting. I have copied some examples into ~/.vim/colors/ and ~/.vim/syntax with new names inside for the scheme. All the basics work ...
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Highlight whole todo comment line

I'm still learning Vim and making small customizing on it. I'm struggling a bit to create a custom style/syntax highlight which would highlight the whole todo line. So in the picture instead of having ...
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Powerline buffers bar breaks when I switch color schemes

I am using iTerm2's default 'Light Background' terminal profile. I am using the latest version of vim-airline for my powerline bar and whatnot. When I use the :color command, even to "switch" to the ...
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Using a custom color scheme and setting it as default

I'm just starting with VIM and I'm trying to install this custom color scheme: https://github.com/devnul1/heman I created a .vim directory on my home directory and inside .vim I created a directory ...
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Strange Highlighting during Git Commit

What can I do to have proper highlighting on a .git file? I chose Vim as my default editor when I commit files, the color scheme(Gruvbox) is applied, but I get strange colors as I start typing. I ...
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why is the material theme looking all weird on my vim

so this is a case where the toy doesn't look like what's advertised on the box. I tried to install the material-theme on my vim, which should be a standard exercise. However this is what it looks like ...
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How to edit all vim highlight groups?

I am going through the unfortunate process of making keybinds to change colorschemes, but different plugins have their own highlight groups which is making this difficult. Is there a way to set the ...
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Color questions for macOS

I just got a mac and have been trying to setup Vim 8 on the built-in terminal. I am mostly having some difficulties with colors. 1) After set number, how do I change the line number colors? I tried ...
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Vim in terminal is black-&-white but vim launched from dash shows colors

I am using Vim 7 on Ubuntu 16.04 (gnome) and the terminal emulator I am using is terminator. I really like the aristocrat/brogrammer colorscheme for Python and so I copy-pasted it in ~/.vim/colors/...
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How to extend the background color to the whole screen in a shell command's output?

I used to have a similar problem with the main screen (IIRC), like here: and I solved it by setting set set t_ut=, as was suggested in this question's accepted answer. But now I spotted another ...
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how to get the color theme right with vi on java

I'm currently using zenburn on android studio (java) and it looks very colorful (note: I'm using iTerm2.. not sure if that changes anything) but if I add zenburn color to my vimrc, the same file ...
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Vim colorscheme similar to Github

I want to change my colorscheme to the one used by Github for Ruby. I searched for one hour with out any luck. Is the color scheme used by Github open source ? or should I write my own colorscheme ...
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Make vim show all the colors

I have a problem with making vim show a colorscheme fully (like in gvim). I've read about how to enable 256 color mode in terminal and it vim, but somehow it just doesn't work. The state of now is: :...
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How to set colorscheme of vimdiff using .vimrc

I want to set colorscheme during vimdiff at startup. Note this colorscheme would be different than Vim's colorscheme.
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How can I temporarily change to default color scheme?

I use gnome-termial most of the time, and the Nord colorscheme works well withat hat. I sometimes also use Tilda (another terminal emulator), and the Nord colorscheme doesn't work well with that! I'...
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prevent color scheme from bleeding into terminal

I use a modified version of industry where my normal text color is bright white instead of grey. Here is the offending line highlight Normal ctermfg=white ctermbg=Black guifg=#dddddd guibg=Black I ...
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Why is Vim executing a colorscheme file a second time if editing a Perl file?

I am using Vim 7.4 through a remote PuTTY session. I set my "dracula" colorscheme in my vimrc, and then immediately after that, I remove the background setting for normal text. For Normal text, I ...
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Why does my colorscheme not look like it should?

For some reason when I change my colorscheme it doesn't seem to change all the syntax elements, or changes them to a completely different color than they should be. I know the problem isn't about the ...
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E488: Trailing Characters error after attempting to install vim-hybrid

So I'm trying to use Vim-Hybrid as my native Vim theme but I've been running into a couple issues with it. Everytime I run the vim command now, I've been receiving the following error message: E488: ...
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Automatically disable cursorline when in diff mode?

I typically use set cursorline by default and it works reasonably well with my preferred color schemes (molokai, vividchalk, moonfly). In normal mode. In diff mode, it almost always screws things up. ...
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Corresponding colors from iTerm (terminal) to Vim

I finally took the step and started to create a colorscheme for myself. I'm using iTerm . Here is my iTerm-color-page: In Vim, there are both darkblue, blue and lightblue. But in iTerm, I can only ...
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Changing colorscheme does not change text color?

I am new to vim and am trying to set a colorscheme. However, for both pre-installed and new colorschemes, the only thing that happens when I change the colorscheme is the background color changes. For ...