# Windows – How to change the default colorscheme in gvim

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In GVIM for Windows I know you are supposed to be able to add something to the \$VIM/_vimrc file in order to customize the start up and I have managed how to figure out a few neat tricks with that but I can't figure out how to change the default color settings. Right now every time I start vim, I have to type

:color pablo


before I can do any work (black on white bothers me when coding in anything but Java). I feel like this is 12 extra keystrokes I shouldn't have to be making every time I start vim. Is there a way I can have vim start using this setting by default?

colorscheme pablo