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

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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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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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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 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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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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`.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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Highlighting tabs, trailing space and non-breaking space by colors, not chars

Currently I highlight these with: set listchars=tab:▶—,trail:␣,nbsp:⍽ But the drawback is I cannot usefully copy-paste from the terminal where vim resides to another one: e.g. suppose I'm editing a ...
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Can I use a different color for the selected match than for other matches

In the screencast below I searched statusline and then cycle through the results with n. Is it possible to highlight the selected match with a different color than the other matches, instead of ...
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How to know which highlighting group is used for the background of a word?

Vim highlights the background of certain words (e.g. when doing spellchecking) in a way that I would like to change (because the background and the word itself are almost of the same color, which ...
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Why doesn't undercurl use underline in my terminal?

:help undercurl states: "undercurl" is a curly underline. When "undercurl" is not possible then "underline" is used. In general "undercurl" and "strikethrough" is only available in the GUI. But if ...
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Get immediate feedback about a search string with no matches in vim

Is there a way to immediately get feedback about a search string with no matches? At the moment I have to press Enter first to get Pattern not found. I'd like if the background (of the search line or ...
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Change working directory color in NERDTree

Is there any ways to change the font color and background of the working directory as seen in Sublime text? Sublime Text Neovim with NERDTree
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Fold: highlight folded text only

I expected the folded text highlighted as below picture (ignore red rectangle): Like above picture, I'd like to have something to recognize that red region of a fold and highlight it only, donot have ...
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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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Automatic highlighting non ASCII character when loading 'vim' filetype buffer

I want to include a new highlight group and autocommand that will automatically highlight non-ASCIIs as soon as either a vimscript or a Python file is loaded in buffer (i.e. any file with filetype '...
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Vim highlighting in textfiles

I am a relative new user to vim. I started using it along with a newly set up arch installation. So when I created different netctl profiles in vim, it highlighted the parameters like shown in the ...
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How to show illegal whitespace (such as unbreakable space) in source code?

I sometimes type (by accident) shift-space, inserting unbreakable space into code. With c++, I get this: error: stray ‘\302’ in program error: stray ‘\240’ in program while in other formats (like ...
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Highlighting only in a certain file

At every opening of a special file I want vim to automatically highlight all the lines, where the 7th character is a 1. How do I do that?
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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 highlight/match (but not search!) the word under cursor

I am searching some pattern, navigate between search results, and at the same time I want some other pattern to be highlighted. For example, I jump between invocations of some function in my project, ...
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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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Priority highlighting

In my code, something like #include <whatever> is highlighted: #include (which belongs to the group 'cInclude') in pink; and <whatever> (belonging to the group 'cIncluded') in red. (Edit:...
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Highlight semicolmns when editting lua files [duplicate]

I program in both C and Lua and therefore sometimes add a semicolmn in my Lua files. This is allowed by the standard, but my company's guidelines forbid semicolmns in lua code. Therefore, I would like ...
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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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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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How to apply a custom highlight file?

I'm playing with Vim highlight, so I made the following (syntax.vim): hi Comment ctermfg=DarkGray hi LineNR ctermfg=DarkGray hi CursorLineNR ctermfg=Red hi String ctermfg=Gray hi PreProc ctermfg=...
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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 to highlight multiple lines?

When review code, it would be convenient if we can highlight multiple lines at the same time, instead of only current cursor line is highlighted. :set cursorline only highlight current line. :...
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Syntax - Match word based on a previous match

I want to highlight all words that have been matched in another syntax region. Using something similar to regex capture groups, for example given a file: {highlightme} asda asasd asd asd as ...
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Color Stuff Inside Braces in a Desired Way With a Trigger

Suppose I have \frac{stuff}{matter} somewhere in a file I am editing. And I want to change stuff and matter. So at the trigger of a command, I'd like to see the following take place: stuff gets ...
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hidden highlight selection when search with * or # is active [duplicate]

Using the * key searches for the word under the cursor. Use # to do the same, backwards. When search is active, all instances of word appears highlighted. I want to know if is possible to remove the ...
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How to color the selected character with red instead of changing it?

In my .vimrc,f5 was binded with CheckMark function to change all 。 into .. function! CheckMark() if search('。') let s:line=search('。') execute s:line . "s/。/\./g" endif ...
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How can I change the colors used for highlight search matches?

When I do a search within VIM the found text is highlighted in yellow with white letters. For my eyes it is impossible to distinguish the text highlighted. I am looking for the way to change those ...
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Why are two <cr> characters required when executing this highlighting toggle command?

I use this keymapping toggle to highlighting on and off, but when I originally found it, the author did not list two <cr> at the end of the command. I found that if I didn't have two <cr> ...
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Enable %-key jumping/highlighting for backticks (`) and single-quotes (') in M4 files

Background When working on .c and .h files, I have a couple options turned on, namely: filetype plugin on filetype indent on autocmd BufEnter *.c setlocal tabstop=8 shiftwidth=8 softtabstop=8 ...
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Normal highlight group changes cursor color in vim in xterm

I set the following highlight: :hi Normal ctermfg=250 ctermbg=235 The text is a nice light gray on dark gray, as intended. But the cursor has become dark blue. I'd love to have it just be the reverse ...
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Highlight lines above cursor

I was looking for a way to highlight lines above the cursor line to mark them as done, whatever that means in the context of what I'm doing. I came up with this match Comment /\_.*\%#.*/ or, in words,...