Disable (Or Toggle) Text Search Result Highlights In Vim and Neovim

## Turning Highlights Off

Neovim/Vim highlights all the matching results when you do a text search in a file buffer. You can hide the highlights after the search with `:noh` but that's a pain to do every time. To disable them full time, add this to your `~/.config/nvim/init.vim` or `~/.vimrc` config file:

## Toggling Highlights

Another option is to toggle the highlights on and off. Instead of using `set nohlsearch`, this can be done by adding the following to your config file:

With that in place, hitting `F5` will switch showing highlights on and off.

## One File Only

You can also run those commands directly in a single file buffer (prepended by a `:`) to apply to just that buffer. That is:

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