gvcolors.txt GVIM Colors Display Tool Mar 05, 2012
Author: Charles E. Campbell <NdrOchip@ScampbellPfamily.AbizM>
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Copyright: (c) 2004-2012 by Charles E. Campbell gvcolors-copyright
The VIM LICENSE applies to gvcolors.vim and gvcolors.txt
(see copyright) except use "gvcolors" instead of "Vim"
No warranty, express or implied. Use At-Your-Own-Risk.
1. Usage gvcolors
This command will open a new tab and display all the colors available
under X by displaying their names in their own colors (in four columns).
The status line will show decimal versions of the associated
red:green:blue colors of the line currently displayed at the top.
<leftmouse> will bring the selected color to the top screen line
<rightmouse> will toggle between dark and light colored background.
<s-rightmouse> will toggle between decimal and hexadecimal rgb display
If you attempt to show more than 188 colors using vim v6.3, the additional
colors will be set to Ignore highlighting. The reason is that vim 6.3 and
earlier has a limit on the number of highlighting colors it can handle at
2. History gvcolors-history
v7 05/20/08 : * :GVColors introduced (before, the file had to be opened and
v6 07/15/04 : * allows rightmouse to click between dark & bright backgrounds
(earlier versions only allowed shift-leftmouse)
* double-click with leftmouse will pull the color line up
to the top of the screen, thereby displaying its rgb values
* <gvcolors.vim> is now folded
* version 7 now supports 1000s of highlighting groups;
gvcolors takes advantage of that
10/10/07 * Looks in some more places for where the rgb.txt file may be.
Please remember that you can always "tell" gvcolors where
rgb.txt is by setting gvcolors_rgbtxtfile to its path.