CoffeeScript CSS
Latest commit 8e30c4e Jan 12, 2017 @t9md Prepare 0.8.1 release

quick-highlight Build Status

  • Highlight selected and multiple persisting highlight across visible editor. gif

  • Show found count on StatusBar. gif


  • quick-highlight:toggle toggle highlight for selected or cursor word.
  • quick-highlight:clear clear all highlight.

And following two operator for vim-mode-plus user.

  • vim-mode-plus-user:quick-highlight: Operator to highlight by text-object or motion.
  • vim-mode-plus-user:quick-highlight-word Highlight cursor word, similar to quick-highlight:toggle, but well fit for vim's block cursor orientation. And . repeatable.


No default keymap.


  • general
'atom-workspace atom-text-editor:not([mini])':
  'cmd-k m': 'quick-highlight:toggle'
  'cmd-k M': 'quick-highlight:clear'
  • vim-mode-plus user
'atom-text-editor.vim-mode-plus.normal-mode, atom-text-editor.vim-mode-plus.visual-mode':
  'space m': 'vim-mode-plus-user:quick-highlight-word'
  'space M': 'quick-highlight:clear'
  'g m': 'vim-mode-plus-user:quick-highlight'

Modify highlight style

You can override style in you style.less. See example below.

@import "syntax-variables";

// For selection color
atom-text-editor .region {
  border-width: 1px;
  background-color: transparent;
  border-color: @syntax-text-color;

// Make underline manual highlight prioritized(come front) over other highlight
// Mixin to set z-index of quick-highlight manual color
.quick-highlight-z-index(@name, @value) {
  .quick-highlight.@{name} .region {
    z-index: @value;

// quick-highlight use 0 to 7 color
//  for box style, use box-01 to box-07
//  for highlight style, use highlight-01 to highlight-07
.quick-highlight-z-index(underline-01, 1);
.quick-highlight-z-index(underline-02, 1);
.quick-highlight-z-index(underline-03, 1);
.quick-highlight-z-index(underline-04, 1);
.quick-highlight-z-index(underline-05, 1);
.quick-highlight-z-index(underline-06, 1);
.quick-highlight-z-index(underline-07, 1);

vim-mode-plus operator

You can quick-highlight with combination of any motion, text-object.
Since it's operator, yes can repeat by ..


  • g m i w: highlight inner-word.
  • g m i l: highlight inner-line.
  • g m i': highlight inner-single-quote.
  • v 2 l g m: highlight three visually selected character..

Display found count on StatusBar

By default, when you highlight new text by quick-highlight:toggle, found count is displayed on StatusBar.
You can configure CSS class to use with countDisplayStyles.
See. styleguide:show for available style classes.


  • Default: badge icon icon-location
  • e.g. 2: badge badge-error icon icon-bookmark
  • e.g. 3: badge badge-success icon icon-light-bulb
  • e.g. 4: btn btn-primary selected inline-block-tight


  • Improve default to dynamically change using color-channel?
  • Highlight with RegExp.