Intellij Terminal and Vim Colors


This may sound silly, but often I find myself using the built-in SSH terminal to edit configs on a remote server while working on a project. For some reason, when I launch vim to do these edits, the colors are all jacked up. I was thinking that this may be related to the colors set for the terminal. I was able to edit the terminal colors themselves, but this seems to have done nothing for the vim colors. Running vim from an external tool (such as iTerm) still looks fine.

Anyone know what I'm missing here? This is supposed to be the solarized theme.

Screen Shot 2014-07-22 at 9.35.08 AM.png

For comparison, this is what it looks like in iTerm

Screen Shot 2014-07-22 at 9.40.24 AM.png

Added iTerm screenshot.


Hi all,

I'm facing quite the same issue using my Terminal.

I'm running Intellij 13.1 on Windows 7. When I open a Terminal, I'm getting this:

Intellij - Terminal.png

It's quite annoying and even a fresh install did not resolve this issue. Does anyone has any clue? (I did not found any topic else than this one, and of course I tried to change the font/color/theme)

For your information, my cmd command prompt looks like this:


Best regards,



Hi, please try the latest IntelliJ IDEA 14



I'm using an enterprise license so I can't try the latest version (automatically deployed by the support).

Any other idea?

Thanks for your reply.


It's still a problem in the latest version. Also, I see there are issues with Android Stuido in this area as well.


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