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Adding highlighting to the document other than syntax highlighting (such as hlsearch or :match)

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How to highlight multiple words that are unrelated

I need to highlight multiple words that are unrelated, eg: aaa bbb ccc ddd I would like to highlight aaa and ddd, and keep cursor at both of those words, so when I try to change the word for example ...
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Is it possible to make “???” a keyword that can be highlighted?

Is it possible to make ??? (3 question marks) a keyword, and highlight it? I have tried the following in a syntax file. Other strings on the line are highlighted, but not ???. \?\?\? does not work ...
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How to enable search highlight when I use `normal! n` in a function?

I've set hlsearch. When I type :normal! n, the target text is highlighted. But when I put normal! n in a function(Search) and call that function(:call Search()), the highlight doesn't take effect? ...
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Highlight group for signature help

I'm using Vim (v. 8.2) with YouCompleteMe as a code completion engine. I welcome the addition of signature help, but I'm not happy with the default colors: Does anyone know what highlight group is ...
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Highlight results of :grep while in quickfix window

To my .vimrc I added a hook which automates entering the quickfix after :grep processing: autocmd QuickFixCmdPost [^l]* nested cwindow 20 Another thing I care about but can't achieve is automation ...
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Highlight specific line numbers in the gutter

Can you target a spesific line number in the gutter? Let's say I want line 20 in the gutter te be red for some reason. Possible? Like CursorLineNr, but defining the line number yourself. In short I'm ...
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CursorLineNR highlight not working

I have a vim configuration file (~/.vimrc) with the following settings: colo delek syntax on highlight clear CursorLine highlight clear CursorLineNR highlight clear LineNR highlight LineNR cterm=...
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Fold: Different highlight style for fold of each filetype

Extend of this question of fold: Fold: foldtext() for each filetype We have fold for each filetype now but each fold need different highlight style of color, because highlight is global I tried to ...
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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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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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How to disable highlighting for custom group

I'm using a tip from this page of the vim wiki to highlight trailing spaces when I'm not in insert mode : highlight ExtraWhitespace ctermbg=red match ExtraWhitespace /\s\+$/ autocmd BufWinEnter * ...
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Can I apply individual colours from one highlight in another one?

I have an auto command that changes some color scheme values so I can avoid forking them when all I need is small changes: augroup FixColorSchemes autocmd! autocmd ColorScheme * \ ...
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change fold sign character

I know per my question remove trailing dashes in foldtext that I can remove the trailing dashes from collapsed fold lines. When a fold is 'open', the sign column has pipe characters '|'. I looked at ...
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Highlighting arbitrary text

When I'm writing, I often have 2-3 buffers open. My main body of text in the middle, and then supporting materials on the left and right. I often read a paragraph from one of the supporting buffers ...
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Highlight search phrase within quickfix window listing

One can change the search color of search terms with the Search highlight scheme. Similarly one can change the color of a line in the quickfix window with QuickFixLine. However, how does one change ...
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How can I highlight the current cursor position (not just the line)?

When I search a text file for a word from within vim, it will highlight all matches for the word by changing their background color -- to olive green on my terminal; your color may vary. I am looking ...
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Vim background colors render incorrectly

When I scroll inside vim white spaces seem to get highlighted. Also the background color is the one I use to signal the 80 column while it should be the same color as the terminal as it can be seen in ...
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Weird highlighting when navigating vimrc

So I recently downloaded Jellybeans.vim, and it was working fine until today when I opened .vimrc and to add something to the bottom of the file I pressed G , this happened: Then I pressed gg to go ...
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IDE-like inline diff highlighting in Vim

I enjoy using Vim and like it better than IDEs on most points. One common IDE feature that I miss, though, is inline diff highlighting: In this example changed lines are highlighted in blue and ...
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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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Is it possible to use syn match dynamically

I know that syn match can work with the regular expression to do some custom highlight settings. I'm thinking if it can work dynamically. For example, I'm doing a c++ project and I want to highlight ...
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How to automatically turn off “hlsearch” after I'm done searching?

I love the "hlsearch" setting, but after I'm done searching, I find it obnoxious. Especially if I search for something that has a lot of matches. I know that I can turn this off with :set nohlsearch ...
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Lose hlsearch when using with vim-fuzzysearch

I'm using this plugin: vim-fuzzysearch. When I have long file (I need to press ctrl-f/ctrl-b to scroll) Steps to produces: 1. Turn on `hlsearch` + vim-fuzzysearch and search for a keyword 2. ...
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Don't highlight entire line for highlight group

I'd like to change the highlight colors for the QuickFixLine highlight group (something like highlight QuickFixLine term=reverse ctermbg=DarkGrey). Sidenote: the QuickFixLine highlight group is the ...
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Matching parenthesis and such not being highlighted in strings since VIM 8.0 on Ubuntu 18.04, how do I get this highlighting back?

When I place the cursor on the parenthesis of the below line, the two parenthesis get highlighted in a cyan color. When I place the cursor on the curly braces, however, no highlighting happens. // ...
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How to highlight matching string while typing a regular expression?

While I enter a regular expression on the vim command line, I would like to see what matches the partial expression I already wrote. For example, while writing the command :%s/regular all words ...
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Vim highlighting random indentations

As seen from the image, Vim decides to highlight those indentations for no reason. I've tried :noh and :set nolist (:set list seems to make it go away, but I don't want indentation marks) from a ...
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How to completely hide the seperator between windows?

I managed to hide the background of the seperator between open windows by using: hi VertSplit term=NONE cterm=NONE gui=NONE guifg=NONE guibg=NONE ctermfg=NONE ctermbg=NONE However the fillchars ...
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search highlighting only in the current buffer

I know that I can run a search in vim using /. I prefer having search highlighting turned on, but if I have a two splits with different files open, and I search for a term in one, they get highlighted ...
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Automatically highlight all occurrences of the selected text in visual mode

In text editors like sublime text, atom and notepad++, when you select a word, all matches are highlighted automatically as shown in the following screenshot of my atom editor: I use v and select ...
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Highlight range for ex command

I'm trying to add more ex commands to my vim repertoire and I was wondering if there is setting or plugin that would allow to highlight the lines addressed by the command, if a range is give e.g., if ...
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Highlight important words/lines permanently

I'm working on a plain text file. I'd like to highlight important words or lines so that they stand out. How can I change background color and/or text color for selected text or word under cursor? ...
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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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neovim hlsearch not working

I'm testing neovim and for many thing it is working way faster than vim (I use many plugins ~80, and I can really tell the difference with neovim). All the same config files worked out of the box, but ...
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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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ALE Error and warning highlighting gets disabled when termguicolors is enabled

I have the ALE extension installed, and would like it to highlight errors and warnings, however when :set termguicolors is enabled, the Here's a screenshot of the problem: set termguicolors ...
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How to make vim text bold?

In order to have my vim text always bold, I found this config in stackoverflow: :hi MyGroup cterm=bold :match MyGroup /./ But somehow, it has messed up search highlighting. It is no longer ...
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How to set syntax keywords dynamically

I'm trying to highlight the keywords for my c++ project. So what I've done is to create a file here: ~/.vim/after/syntax/cpp.vim and put some custom configuration into it. For example, putting the ...
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How to highlight class name of c++

I'm trying to configure the highlight to highlight keywords of my C++ project. Here is the content of ~/.vim/syntax/cpp.vim: syn match cCustomParen "?=(" contains=cParen,cCppParen syn match ...
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`.vimrc` unsuccessful in setting highlight style

1) To underline misspelled words, I can execute the following in an open buffer: :hi clear SpellBad :hi SpellBad cterm=underline :set spell 2) However, if I write in my .vimrc the first two lines, ...
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Highlighting a search capture group

By :set hl, the search result of a / expression is highlighted, for example: And if one wants to replace one substring distinguished by its surrounding, one can do so elegantly using regex capture ...
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Register CursorMoved on certain key press and disable when move to new line

I'm trying to write a function that will highlight searches performed with the f and F keys. I currently have a solution here thanks to @filbranden, but would like to further improve it to only ...
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How can I clear word highlighting in the current document (e.g. such as after searching for a word)?

When you search for a word in a file with something like /console.log, all of the instances of console.log are highlighted. When you're no longer interested in these, the highlighting can be ...
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Set cursor colour different when on a highlighted word

With the current colourscheme I have been using, it is hard to find where the cursor is positioned when navigating through search results. The highlighting colour and the cursor colour are blending in ...
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Is there anything like matchaddpos() but stick the highlight with the character instead of grid?

Assume we have this text: baaa matchaddpos("Error", [[1,2]]) highlights the second character (the first 'a') as "Error" group. baaa ^ highlighted When I insert a 'b' at the beginning, it becomes ...
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How can I still see underscores with cursorline?

Background and problem I've just discovered how to make the cursor a vertical line in insert mode. This works well with cursorline; even with the thinner cursor, I can still easily find my position. ...
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How to disable margin (+/!)?

Currently I installed vim addons for python. http://fisadev.github.io/fisa-vim-config/ However, I don't like the +/-/! on the margin. Does anyone know how to disable all of them? Thanks,
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Fade Rows Far From Center

I am currently using a vertical monitor for my vim setup. I absolutely love being able to view 100+ lines of code at once. My eyes can scan longer and more complicated blocks of code. However, I have ...
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How do you remap keys in :history or :highlight?

I use Colemak hnei for nav in normal mode, but my keys default to hjkl when when I'm viewing :history and :highlight. How do I remap these keys? My guess is that the program may be switching to more....
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How to use vim as an error checker?

I'm transitioning to vim and I love the feature other IDEs provided in which when I wrote something with a syntax error it accuses me through a red underlining. I don't know what this type of feature ...