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soccercisco 10-05-2007 09:00 PM

vi background in gnome-terminal
Hi Folks,

I have never been able to figure this one out, so here it is:

I have set the background of the gnome-terminal to be transparent (30%). When I open vim editor in the gnome-terminal, I have the same transparent background regardless of my .vimrc file. How can I have a background for the gnome-terminal that is transparent (which I already have), but while vim is open have it with a black background? Is this possible?


AceofSpades19 10-05-2007 09:07 PM

no it is not possible, vim can't control the terminal emulator

soccercisco 10-06-2007 09:51 AM

That's what I thought, thanks!

soccercisco 10-06-2007 01:15 PM

Actually *IT IS* possible (with enough patience for browsing):

In your ~/.vimrc add the line:


highlight Normal ctermbg=Black ctermfg=White


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