created January 23, 2007 · complexity basic · author RedBeard0531 · version 7
The omni complete feature in Vim is great. Here are some suggestions for working with the popup completion menu.
Setting the color[edit | edit source]
Try the following command to improve the color of the popup menu (add to your vimrc if you always want this choice):
:highlight Pmenu guibg=brown gui=bold
In console Vim, you might want a command like this:
:highlight Pmenu ctermbg=238 gui=bold
To see how different color schemes look, try (see view all colors):
Better still would be to use a color scheme that is designed with the completion menu in mind. For example, marklar.vim Dark colorscheme based on green chalkboard.
Using SuperTab[edit | edit source]
The SuperTab plugin can be used to avoid needing to press Ctrl-X then Ctrl-O to invoke the popup completion menu. With SuperTab installed, the following setting means you can just press Tab instead.
let g:SuperTabDefaultCompletionType = "<C-X><C-O>"
You may also try the context value, which lets SuperTab decide which completion mode to use and should play well with OmniCompletion:
let g:SuperTabDefaultCompletionType = "context"