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I am trying to use vim on a remote server with putty, and am working on getting my settings set up. My problem is that vim seems unable to change the background color. I have tried using :set background=light and using a 256-color scheme. The text color changes with the color scheme, but not not the background color.

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Try changing ‘Use background colour to erase screen’ option in PuTTY Settings.

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