I always have trouble finding where the cursor is in a large window, especially of syntax highlighting is used. I recently discovered cursorline and cursorcolumn (thanks, Tony), which helps.
However, cursorcolumn has some distracting effects. The highlight colours I use for cursorcolumn seems to override those for syntax highlighting, folds, and search highlighting. It can look very strange; cognitively, it causes seemingly random characters to leap out of the page, making it hard to compose a report in (say) LaTeX.
I suspect that ideal solution is for the ":hi CursorColumn guifg=... guibg=..." to take effect only where Normal colours are in effect -- not where there is Search highlighting or folds. This means that CursorColumn highlighting takes effect even at page positions where syntax colouring is in effect. I can't actually try this to check that it has the desired cognitive effect. Is there a way to achieve this?
As a second related question, can :hi colours be specified in such a way that some groups take precedence over others? If so, I can achieve the desired effect by specifying the precedence of :hi groups.
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