I am using Arch Linux and zsh.

When selecting options from a menu in zsh the color appears to be off when moving down in the list. For example after pressing the tab key twice after typing cd results in the following as expected:

Normal behavior

Now the strange thing is when I move down in the menu the option is gray:

Abnormal behavior

If I approach that menu item from any other direction (for instance from the right side moving left -- moving over from music) the menu option is normal again:

Side behavior

Although not a giant problem, it is kind of bothersome. Why is this happening and is there a fix?


# Path to your oh-my-zsh installation.
export ZSH=/home/carloabelli/.oh-my-zsh

# Set name of the theme to load.
# Look in ~/.oh-my-zsh/themes/
# Optionally, if you set this to "random", it'll load a random theme each
# time that oh-my-zsh is loaded.

# Uncomment the following line to use case-sensitive completion.

# Uncomment the following line to disable bi-weekly auto-update checks.

# Uncomment the following line to change how often to auto-update (in days).

# Uncomment the following line to disable colors in ls.

# Uncomment the following line to disable auto-setting terminal title.

# Uncomment the following line to enable command auto-correction.

# Uncomment the following line to display red dots whilst waiting for completion.

# Uncomment the following line if you want to disable marking untracked files
# under VCS as dirty. This makes repository status check for large repositories
# much, much faster.

# Uncomment the following line if you want to change the command execution time
# stamp shown in the history command output.
# The optional three formats: "mm/dd/yyyy"|"dd.mm.yyyy"|"yyyy-mm-dd"


# Would you like to use another custom folder than $ZSH/custom?
# ZSH_CUSTOM=/path/to/new-custom-folder

# Which plugins would you like to load? (plugins can be found in ~/.oh-my-zsh/plugins/*)
# Custom plugins may be added to ~/.oh-my-zsh/custom/plugins/
# Example format: plugins=(rails git textmate ruby lighthouse)
# Add wisely, as too many plugins slow down shell startup.
plugins=(archlinux catimg command-not-found common-aliases encode64 gem git git-extras jsontools lol man python rand-quote ruby sudo systemd vundle)

source $ZSH/oh-my-zsh.sh

# User configuration

# You may need to manually set your language environment
export LANG=en_US.UTF-8

# Preferred editor for local and remote sessions
# if [[ -n $SSH_CONNECTION ]]; then
#   export EDITOR='vim'
# else
#   export EDITOR='mvim'
# fi
export EDITOR='vim'

# Compilation flags
# export ARCHFLAGS="-arch x86_64"

# ssh
# export SSH_KEY_PATH="~/.ssh/id_rsa"

# Automatically rehash completion
zstyle ':completion:*' rehash true

# Syntax highlighting
source /usr/share/zsh/plugins/zsh-syntax-highlighting/zsh-syntax-highlighting.zsh

# Set personal aliases, overriding those provided by oh-my-zsh libs,
# plugins, and themes. Aliases can be placed here, though oh-my-zsh
# users are encouraged to define aliases within the ZSH_CUSTOM folder.
# For a full list of active aliases, run `alias`.
# Example aliases
# alias zshconfig="mate ~/.zshrc"
# alias ohmyzsh="mate ~/.oh-my-zsh"

compdef gpg2=gpg

alias ls='ls -FGh --color=auto'
alias la='ls -a'
alias lla='la -l'
alias lal='lla'


ZSH_THEME_GIT_PROMPT_PREFIX=" %{$fg_bold[blue]%}"
ZSH_THEME_GIT_PROMPT_DIRTY=" %{$fg_bold[red]%}✘"
ZSH_THEME_GIT_PROMPT_CLEAN=" %{$fg_bold[green]%}✔"

PROMPT='%{$fg_bold[cyan]%}%~$(git_prompt_info) %(?.%{$fg_bold[cyan]%}.%{$fg_bold[red]%})»%{$reset_color%} '
  • Post your .zshrc (and any file that it sources). – Gilles Sep 22 '15 at 21:17
  • @Gilles Done. I am using oh-my-zsh which of course gets sourced, but I am not going to include it all here. – carloabelli Sep 23 '15 at 0:01

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