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Discussion on: Why I switched to Vim from Visual Studio Code

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Gustavo Verzola

Hey! Nice post! I also forced myself to use Vim full time some years ago and I do not regret. It made me a lot more productive. I recommend this book that helped me understand a lot of Vim:
learnvimscriptthehardway.stevelosh...

Have you ever tried Vim 8 or NVIM? It allows you to get the same colors from GVIM.

My .vimrc: github.com/verzola/.vimrc

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Ayooluwa Isaiah Author

Thanks for sharing your vimrc! Just took a quick look and I can already see some things that I will find useful :)

I've been on Vim 8 since day one so I don't think that's the problem. It appears you need true color support in the terminal as well. I'm not sure what Linux terminal emulators have true color support and I haven't been bothered to look it up. Gvim will do for now.

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Gustavo Verzola

You are welcome! Most of the things in my vimrc was stolen from other people vimrc or from this book, hehe! I started using these ready vimrc distributions like spf13-vim but my vim took too long to startup... Also there was a lot of plugins and settings that I didn't know how to use or didn't needed, so I created mine with just the things I really need and now it is super fast, like it should be!

About the terminal, if you use Linux, there is a big chance that the default terminal emulator has true color support, but you have to activate in vim with setguicolors. It is useful mostly when you are connected to a server via ssh or use the terminal a lot.