Neovide – simple graphical user interface for Neovim

Neovide is a simple graphical user interface for Neovim. Neovide is based on a library called Skulpin which uses Skia and Vulkan to render vector graphics.

Configuration is done almost completely via global Neovide variables in the vim config and can be chnaged live at runtime.

Neovide is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Standard features offered by a GUI.
  • Supports ligatures and full HarfBuzz backed font shaping. HarfBuzz is a text shaping library.
  • Animated cursor – the cursor animates into position with a smear effect to improve tracking of cursor position. The animated cursor is configurable. For example, you can change the animation trail length, and the animation length. Set the animation length to zero turns off the animated cursor.
    • There are a number of vfx modes which produce particles behind the cursor including railgun, torpedo, pixiedust, sonic boom, ripple, and wireframe. There’s also options to change the particle settings: particle opacity, particle lifetime, particle density, particle speed, particle phase, and particle curl.
  • Emoji support – font fallback supports rendering of emoji not contained in the configured font.
  • Configurable refresh rate.
  • Transparency support.
  • Full screen.
  • Cross-platform support – runs under Linux, macOS, and Windows.

Developer: Neovide team
License: MIT License

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Neovide is written in Rust. Learn Rust with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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