# How to set background color for Vim’s active window only

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A small but visually pleasing feature, and slightly adding to usability, I'd like to have Vim use different background color for the active window.

Here's a sketch of what I am after:

Normally that vim would have all the background in black, but if only the active window had its own color to highlight user's attention. Highlighting just the statusbar only isn't enough!

Heptite, thank you for the idea.

I just replace WinEnter and WinLeave autocmd's to add / remove line numbers in front of each line:

augroup BgHighlight
autocmd!
autocmd WinEnter * set number
autocmd WinLeave * set nonumber
augroup END


Now is more stylish to track which window is active.