I'm using TeXstudio 2.12.4 (hg 6476:3e5c3afa4719).

The following code (intentionally) produces this:


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As you can probably tell, the error syntax colouring blinds the user to the actual error in the code, and I need to close the error by pressing the red - circle sign, which is rather bothersome.

Is there anyway to change the colour of the erroneous syntax words (currently in yellow) just for syntax errors? I still want it to be yellow, for example in the case of documentclass. So ideally it should be pink background, black words or something. Then when I close the error (clicking the - circle sign), the syntax turns back to yellow?

I looked at this setting in the TeXstudio settings:


under line error, the background colour (middle box) is pink. But when I change the foreground colour (box to its left) to black, for example, there's no change in the colour of the \s..

I hope this is clear.

  • Have you restarted TeXstudio (sometimes it helps)?
    – TeXnician
    Apr 16, 2017 at 7:37
  • @TeXnician Yes I have, unfortunately it does not change anything.
    – ksgj1
    Apr 16, 2017 at 10:43

1 Answer 1


The line highlighting is applied only to the background of a complete line without considering it's contents. Everything except the background color is ignored.

You should change the lightness to be similar to the normal background, e. g. a dark red in your case.

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