vim-awesome VS awesome-vim-colorschemes

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Awesome Vim plugins from across the universe (by divad12)


Collection of awesome color schemes for Neo/vim, merged for quick use. (by rafi)
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vim-awesome awesome-vim-colorschemes
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0.0 1.7
over 2 years ago 3 months ago
Python Vim Script
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Posts with mentions or reviews of vim-awesome. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-12-26.
  • Vim vs Vscode: Developer Productivity
    2 projects | | 26 Dec 2022
    Vim is infinitely customizable. While Vscode allows you to change the app’s color scheme, install plugins, and change a few app settings, Vim offers you complete control over the editor’s experience. You have thousands of plugins to choose from. You can completely remap any keybinding and create new shortcuts for tasks in your daily workflow. And giving you more power as a developer, you can completely reprogram or automate your Vim experience with the built-in Vimscript language or Lua for Neovim.
  • Let the IDE wars, uh, continue!
    15 projects | | 29 Oct 2022
    This is a pretty good website for browsing vim plugins:
    15 projects | | 29 Oct 2022
    VimAwesome is a website with a curated list of vim plugins. You can search by category or type for something that fits your needs. I highly recommend browsing the list just to see what there is.
  • '%' not working - should jump to matching '{}'
    3 projects | | 19 Oct 2022
    I recently moved to Mac/OSX from Linux and have struggled with my vim setup. I found some installations bundles that attempt to set everything up for me, so I used one of those, iirc it is this one: . However, I have some issues with it. While coding, I often want to jump around code blocks and I do so by taking advantage of the '{}' characters (curly braces) used for code blocks in the languages I use (javascript and C++). In vi, the '%' character can be used to jump between the matching curly brace. However, in my current setup, this does not work. How can I find how to make the '%' feature work again?
  • I have no idea what I need...
    4 projects | | 23 Sep 2022
    That is probably a couple of hours worth of work getting the plugins set up. Then you're in the wild west looking for things that are interesting. I suggest you stay as minimal as you can as long as you can, but there is plenty to find.
  • Neovim Customization
    4 projects | | 8 Jul 2022
    Find the desireable plug-ins from VIM Awesome this is one of the best places to find vim and neovim plugins. For this tutorial we will add couple of plug-ins to make our neovim look good and work like an ide.
  • Is there a websitre for rating or popularity ranking for vim plugins?
    2 projects | | 30 May 2022
    Unfortunately not maintained anymore, but it updates automatically so is still somewhat useful.
    2 projects | | 30 May 2022
  • Boss: "Write better comments."
    11 projects | | 29 Apr 2022
  • Can't get over this obstacle to join Vim Community
    3 projects | | 2 Apr 2022
    Are you aware of Makes it pretty easy to find plugins.


Posts with mentions or reviews of awesome-vim-colorschemes. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-11-30.
  • NeoVim Installation and Configuration on Win10/11
    14 projects | | 30 Nov 2022
    :set number :set autoindent :set tabstop=5 :set shiftwidth=4 :set smarttab :set softtabstop=4 :set mouse=a call plug#begin() Plug '' " Surrounding ysw) Plug '' " NerdTree Plug '' " For Commenting gcc & gc Plug '' " Status bar Plug '' " PSQL Pluging needs :SQLSetType pgsql.vim Plug '' " CSS Color Preview Plug '' " Retro Scheme Plug '' " Auto Completion Plug '' " Developer Icons Plug '' " Vim Terminal Plug '' " Tagbar for code navigation Plug '' " CTRL + N for multiple cursors Plug '' " For brackets autocompletion " Auto-completion For Javascript, typescript, html, jsx ...etc Plug 'neoclide/coc.nvim', {'do': 'yarn install --frozen-lockfile'} " this is for auto complete, prettier and tslinting let g:coc_global_extensions = ['coc-tslint-plugin', 'coc-tsserver', 'coc-css', 'coc-html', 'coc-json', 'coc-prettier'] " list of CoC extensions needed Plug 'jiangmiao/auto-pairs' "this will auto close ( [ { " these two plugins will add highlighting and indenting to JSX and TSX files. Plug 'yuezk/vim-js' Plug 'HerringtonDarkholme/yats.vim' Plug 'maxmellon/vim-jsx-pretty' set encoding=UTF-8 call plug#end() nnoremap :NERDTreeFocus nnoremap :NERDTree nnoremap :NERDTreeToggle nnoremap :call CocActionAsync('jumpDefinition') nmap :TagbarToggle :set completeopt-=preview " For No Previews :colorscheme jellybeans let g:NERDTreeDirArrowExpandable="+" let g:NERDTreeDirArrowCollapsible="~" " --- Just Some Notes --- " :PlugClean :PlugInstall :UpdateRemotePlugins " " :CocInstall coc-python " :CocInstall coc-clangd " :CocInstall coc-snippets " :CocCommand snippets.edit... FOR EACH FILE TYPE " air-line let g:airline_powerline_fonts = 1 if !exists('g:airline_symbols') let g:airline_symbols = {} endif " airline symbols let g:airline_left_sep = '' let g:airline_left_alt_sep = '' let g:airline_right_sep = '' let g:airline_right_alt_sep = '' let g:airline_symbols.branch = '' let g:airline_symbols.readonly = '' let g:airline_symbols.linenr = '' inoremap pumvisible() ? coc#_select_confirm() : ""
  • Closing brackets are highlighted in red when in the init.vim file
    9 projects | | 24 Nov 2022
    Plug '' " Retro Scheme
  • How to check if value was updated in real time?
    3 projects | | 16 Nov 2022
    Thanks for helping out. Unfortunately most of the themes in awesome-vim-colorschemes are broken and have no support for dark mode. So I went with the repo maintainer's colorscheme called prism. Wish there was something similar to Fedora GNOME light and dark themes on VSCode.
  • My Neovim Configuration
    11 projects | | 1 Sep 2022
    call plug#begin('~/.config/nvim/plugged') Plug '' " Surrounding ysw) Plug '' " NerdTree Plug '' " For Commenting gcc & gc Plug '' " Status bar Plug '' " CSS Color Preview Plug '' " Retro Scheme Plug '' " Developer Icons Plug '' " Vim Terminal Plug '' " Tagbar for code navigation Plug '' " CTRL + N for multiple cursors call plug#end() nnoremap :NERDTreeFocus nnoremap :NERDTree nnoremap :NERDTreeToggle nmap :TagbarToggle let g:NERDTreeDirArrowExpandable="+" let g:NERDTreeDirArrowCollapsible="~"
  • How do I work with Rust Workspaces in Neovim?
    8 projects | | 24 Aug 2022
    call plug#begin() Plug '' " NerdTree Plug '' " For Commenting gcc & gc Plug '' " Status bar Plug '' " CSS Color Preview Plug '' " Retro Scheme Plug '' " Vim Terminal Plug '' " CTRL + N for multiple cursors Plug '' " Tagbar for code navigation Plug 'neoclide/coc.nvim', {'branch': 'release'} Plug 'nvim-lua/plenary.nvim' Plug 'nvim-telescope/telescope.nvim', { 'tag': '0.1.0' } call plug#end()
  • NeoVim Setup for PHP and NodeJS Development
    11 projects | | 27 Jul 2022
    set encoding=UTF-8 set number syntax on " set tab to 4 spaces filetype plugin indent on set tabstop=4 set shiftwidth=4 set expandtab " Tab / Shift Tab to navigate between tabs nnoremap :tabnext nnoremap :tabprevious " CoC settings set nobackup set nowritebackup set cmdheight=2 set updatetime=300 set shortmess+=c if has("nvim-0.5.0") || has("patch-8.1.1564") set signcolumn=number else set signcolumn=yes endif inoremap \ pumvisible() ? "\" : \ CheckBackspace() ? "\" : \ coc#refresh() inoremap pumvisible() ? "\" : "\" function! CheckBackspace() abort let col = col('.') - 1 return !col || getline('.')[col - 1] =~# '\s' endfunction if has('nvim') inoremap coc#refresh() else inoremap coc#refresh() endif inoremap pumvisible() ? coc#_select_confirm() \: "\u\\=coc#on_enter()\" nmap [g (coc-diagnostic-prev) nmap ]g (coc-diagnostic-next) nmap gd (coc-definition) nmap gy (coc-type-definition) nmap gi (coc-implementation) nmap gr (coc-references) nnoremap K :call ShowDocumentation() function! ShowDocumentation() if CocAction('hasProvider', 'hover') call CocActionAsync('doHover') else call feedkeys('K', 'in') endif endfunction autocmd CursorHold * silent call CocActionAsync('highlight') " VimPlug plugin manager call plug#begin() Plug '' Plug '' Plug '' Plug '' Plug '' Plug 'othree/html5.vim' Plug 'pangloss/vim-javascript' Plug 'evanleck/vim-svelte', {'branch': 'main'} call plug#end() " set the colorsheme " list: colorscheme minimalist
  • Neovim Customization
    4 projects | | 8 Jul 2022
    Since we installed vim airline and vim colorschemes we can change the look and feel of neovim/vim. Find your favorite vim colorscheme here also find your favorite airline theme here For this blog, we will use the gruvbox theme along with the base16 airline theme. To make this permanent write these in your nvim config.
  • Setting up good vim workflow as a beginner
    12 projects | | 23 Jun 2022
    There are plenty of other amazing plugins. Also, have fun looking through colorschemes to make vim look pretty! Check out or I use eva01 ( Others I've liked are nord (, orbital (, and gotham (
  • lsp-error with clangd when opening a cpp file in Ubuntu
    8 projects | | 7 Jun 2022
    -- Neovim configuration by Daniele Lupo (Jepessen) --- Require --- local utils = require('utils') --- Options --- -- Add number to rows utils.opt('o', 'number', true) -- Set indentation of files local indent = 2 utils.opt('b', 'expandtab', true) utils.opt('b', 'shiftwidth', indent) utils.opt('b', 'smartindent', true) utils.opt('b', 'tabstop', indent) utils.opt('b', 'autoindent', true) utils.opt('o', 'smarttab', true) utils.opt('b', 'softtabstop', indent) -- Enable the mouse utils.opt('o', 'mouse', 'a') -- Set nocompatible mode for more powerful commands utils.opt('o', 'compatible', false) -- Set some search options utils.opt('o', 'showmatch', true) utils.opt('o', 'ignorecase', true) utils.opt('o', 'hlsearch', true) utils.opt('o', 'incsearch', true) -- Set options for color scheme utils.opt('o', 'termguicolors', true) --- Keymappings --- -- Remap jj to escape in insert mode'i', 'jj', '')'n', 'JJJJ', '') -- Swap ; and :'n', ':', ';')'n', ';', ':') -- Start plugin section. Use this section in order to install new plugins to -- neovim. -- -- In order to install a new plugin, you need to put in this section the -- repository where it can be found, and then refresh the plugin list by -- installing them with the command: -- -- :PlugInstall -- Auto install vim-plug that's a plugin manager local vimplugrepository = '' local installpath = vim.fn.stdpath('config')..'/autoload' local vimpluginstallpath = installpath..'/plug.vim' local vimplugrepository = '' if vim.fn.empty(vim.fn.glob(vimpluginstallpath)) > 0 then vim.api.nvim_command('!curl -flo '..vimpluginstallpath..' --create-dirs '..vimplugrepository) vim.cmd 'autocmd VimEnter * PlugInstall' end local Plug = vim.fn['plug#'] -- Put plugins in this section. Define a Plug with the repository of the plugin that you want'plug#begin', installpath) -- Vim airline. This plugin creates a nice status bar with more features than -- standard one. Plug '' -- NerdTree is a plugin for showing a tree folder structure of the filesystem. Plug '' -- Vim color schemes Plug '' -- Developer icons Plug '' -- Surrounding with parenthesis and xml tags with cs command and more Plug '' -- Show trailing whitespaces and use the command :StripWhitespace for removing -- them Plug '' -- Install the LSP server for configuring it with clangd for code completition -- in C++ Plug '' -- An interesting theme Plug '''plug#end') --- PLUGINS CONFIGURATION --- -- Nerdtree -- Configure keys so with ctrlf go to the tree, with ctrl+n open the tree, and -- ctrl+t toggle the tree'n', '', ':NERDTreeFocus')'n', '', ':NERDTree')'n', '', ':NERDTreeToggle') --- LSP CONFIG --- -- Main configuration local lspremapopts = { noremap = true, silent = true } vim.keymap.set('n', 'e', vim.diagnostic.open_float, lspremapopts) vim.keymap.set('n', '[d', vim.diagnostic.goto_prev, lspremapopts) vim.keymap.set('n', ']d', vim.diagnostic.goto_next, lspremapopts) vim.keymap.set('n', 'q', vim.diagnostic.setloclist, lspremapopts) -- Use an on_attach function to only map the following keys -- after the language server attaches to the current buffer local on_attach = function(client, bufnr) -- Enable completition triggered by vim.api.nvim_buf_set_option(bufnr, 'omnifunc', 'v:lua.vim.lsp.omnifunc') -- Mappings -- See ':help vim.lsp.* local bufopts = { noremap = true, silent = true, bufnr = bufnr } vim.keymap.set('n', 'gD', vim.lsp.buf.declaration, bufopts) vim.keymap.set('n', 'gd', vim.lsp.buf.definition, bufopts) vim.keymap.set('n', 'K', vim.lsp.buf.hover, bufopts) vim.keymap.set('n', 'gi', vim.lsp.buf.implementation, bufopts) vim.keymap.set('n', '', vim.lsp.buf.signature_help, bufopts) vim.keymap.set('n', 'wa', vim.lsp.buf.add_workspace_folder, bufopts) vim.keymap.set('n', 'wr', vim.lsp.buf.remove_workspace_folder, bufopts) vim.keymap.set('n', 'wl', function () print(vim.inspect(vim.lsp.buf.list_workspace_folders())) end, bufopts) vim.keymap.set('n', 'D', vim.lsp.buf.type_definition, bufopts) vim.keymap.set('n', 'rn', vim.lsp.buf.rename, bufopts) vim.keymap.set('n', 'ca', vim.lsp.buf.code_action, bufopts) vim.keymap.set('n', 'gr', vim.lsp.buf.references.bufopts) vim.keymap.set('n', 'f', vim.lsp.buf.formatting, bufopts) end -- Now the servers must be defined and set. In order to load them it's -- convenient to define them in an array and use a loop. local servers = { 'pyright', 'clangd' } for _, lsp in pairs(servers) do require('lspconfig')[lsp].setup { on_attach = on_attach, flags = { debounce_text_changes = 150 } } end --- COLOR SCHEME --- vim.cmd[[colorscheme catppuccin]]
  • Vim Color Schemes
    16 projects | | 1 Apr 2022

What are some alternatives?

When comparing vim-awesome and awesome-vim-colorschemes you can also consider the following projects:

bracey.vim - live edit html, css, and javascript in vim

tagbar - Vim plugin that displays tags in a window, ordered by scope

garlic-os-themes - This repo is intended to collect themes I've made for Garlic OS; a custom firmware for the Anbernic RG35XX which was made by Black-Seraph.

vundle - Vundle, the plug-in manager for Vim

delimitMate - Vim plugin, provides insert mode auto-completion for quotes, parens, brackets, etc.

darcula - A Vim color scheme reproduction of the official JetBrains IDE Darcula theme

vim-easy-align - :sunflower: A Vim alignment plugin

awesome-neovim - Collections of awesome neovim plugins.

vim-gutentags - A Vim plugin that manages your tag files

vimwiki - Personal Wiki for Vim

vim-plug - :hibiscus: Minimalist Vim Plugin Manager

vim-obsession - obsession.vim: continuously updated session files