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91127Re: Change Caret Colour In Insert Mode

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  • sc
    Jun 1, 2008
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      On Sunday 01 June 2008 16:04, sc wrote:
      >
      > On Sunday 01 June 2008 15:32, Eric Mutta wrote:
      > >
      > > Good Evening,
      > >
      > > I use the darkblue colour scheme because it's easy on the eyes. In
      > > normal mode the cursor shows up as the standard Windows White Arrow
      > > cursor and is easy to see. But in insert mode the caret is the shape
      > > of a thin I-beam and is coloured black which makes it camouflage into
      > > my blue background.
      > >
      > > What giveth?? How can I change the colour used?
      > >
      > > Thanks,
      > > Eric.
      >
      > i dunno why the difference, but for me when i change color
      > to darkblue the insertmode cursor is yellow, which is
      > extremely visible against the dark blue background
      >
      > there are several answers to your question, some of which i
      > will list, in order of simplicity
      >
      > - try a different colorscheme -- there are hundreds
      > available -- see note
      >
      > - make a copy of darkblue in your ~/.vim/colors directory,
      > rename it, change the color of the insertmode cursor to
      > something you can see, and use that colorscheme
      >
      > - send an email to the maintainer of darkblue and ask them
      > to change it for you -- this may take some time, and begs
      > the question of why i see a nice visible yellow cursor and
      > you see a dark one
      >
      > here's the note i asked you to see: a fun way to
      > experiment with colorschemes is a script i cobbled together
      > -- go to
      >
      > http://home.swbell.net/toothpik/.vim
      >
      > do a 'link saveas' on the 'colorsteper' link, save it in
      > your ~/.vim path, source it, and map :call Step_color() to
      > something easy to type -- i do that in my .vimrc with
      >
      > source /home/scott/.vim/colorstepper.vim
      > nnoremap <Leader>n :call Step_color()<CR>
      >
      > enough to get you started? like me to explain any of these
      > further?
      >
      > sc

      or did you mean the mouse cursor -- if so, never mind

      sc



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