In iTerm2, the background color looks like this: enter image description here

While in Vim, the color looks like this (I'm using https://github.com/altercation/solarized): enter image description here

I'd like the first version everywhere. Now, I've never understood terminal colors, but this is my setup:

  • TERM is set to xterm-256color in iTerm2's preferences.
  • in my vimrc, I have

    let g:solarized_termcolors=256
    set t_Co=256
    set bg=dark
    colo solarized

In MacVim, I see proper colors wothout any adjustment. What do I need to do?


The answer is to delete let g:solarized_termcolors=256 since that will tell vim to use degraded colors (see https://github.com/altercation/vim-colors-solarized#important-note-for-terminal-users)

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