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They are likely overridden by your colorscheme of choice (even if it is default). My suggested fix is augroup colors au! au ColorScheme * hi whatever augroup


Try turning off the signcolumn: set signcolumn=no


Another plugin option is NrrwRgn, which has editing benefits as well. I’ve seen people use a trick to flash cursorline and cursor column as well, as a sort of "where am I." This is not hard to do, but I’ll see if I can find the exact code later.


limelight.vim works great for fading paragraphs of text. I don't know if it works for code blocks also. It can still be a good starting point to look up the fading functionality, since getting current cursor line in vimscript is trivial, with functions line() / winline().

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