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I have no idea how I modified vim such that all braces are highlighted, not just matching ones, but I want to turn it off now. How do I do that? The usual highlighting of matching braces works fine.

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Obviously, you forgot to mention in what editor is this behavior. – alex Nov 2 '10 at 11:50
@alex obviously he tagged it vim – xenoterracide Nov 2 '10 at 12:01
@xenoterracide: ok, my bad. Still putting it straight from the start wouldn't hurt anybody, and tags are very easy to overlook, IMHO. – alex Nov 2 '10 at 13:48
What happens if you :syn off? – ephemient Nov 2 '10 at 23:52
It turned up out of nowhere and it disappeared by itself, – matcheek Nov 9 '10 at 2:17

Did you do a search for a brace? If you did then you can either search for gibberish, or you can do a :set nohlsearch to turn off highlighting.

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That was my first thought. No, it's something else. – matcheek Nov 2 '10 at 16:45
Or :let @/ = '', which will clear the search pattern so you can leave hls on. (Even if it apparently doesn't matter, for OP) – ephemient Nov 2 '10 at 23:50

It could be a plugin called pi_paren. You should be able to turn it off by executing NoMatchParen (and DoMatchParen to turn it back on).

If you want to turn it off permanently, add (to your .vimrc):

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not this one either unfortunately.The quest continues. – matcheek Nov 19 '10 at 16:18

Remove your ~/.viminfo file and start again.

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