I am using gvim in Windows and novice to it.

I want to have a transparent background for my VI (in Windows) , like console which creates a transparent command prompt.

I asked the same question in stackoverflow and someone redirected me to here.

  • I doubt there is such thing on the Windows version, but if there is, I'm interested too. – Gnoupi Aug 20 '09 at 13:52
  • emacs23 on windows (has transparency) plus viper mode :) – luapyad Aug 23 '09 at 4:46

Run it (vim, not gvim) in Console2 and learn a few VIM commands like, :w for save. (esc :w if you're editing something.)

  • And what suggests you that he "should learn" that ? GVim is the easiest for windows, as you can edit directly a file with it (with a context menu shortcut, for example). It's not only used by people who "can't" use vim in a console. – Gnoupi Sep 1 '09 at 13:08
  • @Gnoupi I don't see any reason not to...Well I'm a developer so what do I know... – leeand00 Sep 3 '09 at 2:26

Just installed this and it's working really well for me.



This capability would have to be added to gvim, as it does not have it.

There is a patch for background images in gvim which you might enjoy.

Also, there is a program called Glass2k which allows you to make any Windows program transparent. It will make the whole window transparent, not just the background.

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