Make the yanked region apparent!
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Latest commit 17327fd Jan 4, 2017 @machakann Merge branch 'issue15'


Make the yanked region apparent!


If you are using Vim,

add the line into your vimrc.

map y <Plug>(highlightedyank)

If you are using Neovim,

there is no need for configuration, as the highlight event is automatically triggered by the TextYankPost event.

Optimizing highlight duration

If you want to optimize highlight duration, use g:highlightedyank_highlight_duration or b:highlightedyank_highlight_duration. Assign number of time in milli seconds.

let g:highlightedyank_highlight_duration = 1000

If a negative number is assigned, the highlight would get persistent.

let g:highlightedyank_highlight_duration = -1

When a new text is yanked, the old highlighting would be deleted. Or when former lines are edited, the highlighting would be deleted to prevent shifting the position, also.

Highlight coloring

If for some reason the highlight is not visible you can redefine the HighlightedyankRegion highlight group like so:

hi HighlightedyankRegion cterm=reverse gui=reverse