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

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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: specify path to load color scheme from

I have multiple servers, and a network share. Every server should share the same vim config. So i put my .vimrc file on the share and load it via the -u option. However vim cannot find the color ...
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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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vim doesn't read ~/.vim/colors

I'd like to test some colorschemes. I've my .vimrc in ~ and some colorscheme.vim in ~/.vim/colors, but vim doesn't read this last directory. How can I make vim read it? thanx
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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 can I show colorful characters by tagging as I do using termcolor.colored in python?

I can print the colorful outputs in terminal using this: from termcolor import colored print(colored("this is blue", "blue") + " and " + colored("this is red and underlined.", "red", atts=['...
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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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Installed Vim color scheme does not appear in list

I am a very new user to Vim and have started experimenting with customizing features. First on the list is color schemes. I have pulled up a number of tutorials and they all seem to depict a similar ...
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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 ...
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Vim won't use default colorscheme

I was using the default vim colorscheme, and one day when I turned on my computer, suddenly everything was a really weird theme with a red background and yellow/white text (I'm not even sure if this ...
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different colour schemas depends how file is opened [closed]

this is my first steps in vim and I've started this from a config generated by vim-bootstrap service for neovim and c++ specific development. so I'm currently studying enabled plugins. could ...
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What does :set background=dark do?

I didn't put color xxx in my .vimrc. So I see this when I first open my .vimrc. :color gives me default here. Then I type :color darcula. And it changes to this. :color gives me darcula here (...
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Automatically change interface colors for normal(visual) vs input mode

I have found a related question here: Automatically set the 'number' option in Vim when entering Ex mode, set 'nonumber' in visual mode Still I am not sure that I can follow those ...
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How to share syntax highlights files for a “new” language?

In past I asked the question about how to create syntax specifications for ChatScript, a new programming language unforeseen in standard programming languages vim set (see: Vim syntax highlighting for ...
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Colorscheme does not change font after .vimrc modification

I downloaded the base16-monokai.vim file and placed it inside the vim/colors folder. After modifying the .vimrc file with colorscheme base16-monokai and restarting vim, the terminal window will change ...
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How can Vim be configured to restore normal terminal color on exit?

I have set Vim's default colorscheme to Monokai, and when I exit Vim the Monokai colors are still on the screen until I clear it. How can Vim be set to run clear automatically on exit, or change the ...
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No Solarized Light in GVim (GTK3)

I manually installed the Solarized colour scheme from the Vim-only repository and adjusted my ~/.vimrc as indicated in the documentation, including using set background=dark. GVim 7.4 (GTK3) under ...
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turn off “— INSERT --” color

vim 7.4 console mode. When in insert mode, I would like to turn off the ugly yellow when I am in insert mode. My background is set to light, so vim should not use a light yellow for anything.
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Can I use different User1… User9 colors for active and inactive panes?

I know User1... User9 colors the status line. I have applied several colors to the statusline to make it easy to recognize, but I wish this is only applied to active panes, not inactive panes. So that ...
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Underscores don't show up in some colorschemes

Sometimes, when I'm using the torte colorscheme and editing latex files, my latex expressions inside of $ signs show up in yellow. When this happens, my underscores disappear, as the following figure ...
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GVim Cygwin Ballooneval color scheme

Currently I am using GVim on Cygwin 64-Bit Windows 7 with Pyclewn plugin for debugging C/C++ Application. Whenever the balloon eval tooltip pops-up the Color difference between the balloon background ...
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Why the language-specific optimization in the vim colorscheme is seemingly of no effect?

The following content is extracted from gruvbox.vim. It indicates that green and yellow have been set for different levels of markdown header. However, I can not see the difference from the above ...
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how can I condition a variable on my colorscheme?

I use different colorschemes depending on the color of my xterm. Some of them (in particular torte) set the background color to black, others leave the background color the same as the xterm color. ...
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vim under tmux looses color scheme in iterm2

OSX - sierra iterm2 3.0.13 tmux 2.3 vim 8.0.176 colors work fine in bare iterm2: but under tmux: iterm2: echo $TERM xterm-256color tmux: echo $TERM screen-256color tmux config vimrc I'm ...