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Old 05-19-2005, 11:14 AM   #1
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vi too dark colors

Hi i need to change the colors in my vi... What do u suggest me to do?
I think that colours are too dark...
Old 05-19-2005, 11:25 AM   #2
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Which colors? (The background and text colors?) Do you mean for regular text entry, or syntax highlighting for a particular coding language?
Are you using vi in a terminal window, or vim (in its own window)?
Old 05-19-2005, 12:24 PM   #3
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You can either do this while in command mode or put it in your .virmrc file:
set background=dark

To switch back do:
set background=light

Or you can add this to your .vimrc to toggle back and forth with the F11 key.
map <F11> :let &background = ( &background == "dark"? "light" : "dark" )<CR>

Hope that helps.

BTW, the .vimrc should be in your home directory (~)



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