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Downloads of v 0.8.0:


Last Update:

28 Apr 2022

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Keith Simmons


neovim vim rust vulkan skia gpu neovim-guis


This is not the latest version of Neovide available.

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0.8.0 | Updated: 28 Apr 2022



Downloads of v 0.8.0:



Software Author(s):

  • Keith Simmons

Neovide 0.8.0

This is not the latest version of Neovide available.

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Verification Testing Exemption:

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Neovide, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Neovide, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Neovide, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade neovide -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'0.8.0'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade neovide -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'0.8.0'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install neovide
    name: neovide
    version: '0.8.0'
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

chocolatey_package 'neovide' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '0.8.0'

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.

cChocoPackageInstaller neovide
    Name     = "neovide"
    Version  = "0.8.0"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.

package { 'neovide':
  ensure   => '0.8.0',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 28 Apr 2022.


This is a simple graphical user interface for Neovim (an aggressively refactored and updated
Vim editor). Where possible there are some graphical improvements, but functionally it should act like the terminal UI.

Basic Screen Cap


Should be a standard fully featured Neovim GUI. Beyond that there are some visual niceties:


Supports ligatures and font shaping.


Animated Cursor

Cursor animates into position with a smear effect to improve tracking of cursor position.

Animated Cursor

Smooth Scrolling

Scroll operations on buffers in neovim will be animated smoothly pixel wise rather than line by line at a time. Note, multigrid must be
enabled for this to work.

Smooth Scrolling

Animated Windows

Windows animate into position when they are moved making it easier to see how layout changes happen. Note, multigrid must be enabled for
this to work.

Animated Windows

Blurred Floating Windows

The backgrounds of floating windows are blurred improving the visual separation between foreground and background from
built in window transparency. Note, multigrid must be enabled for this to work.

Blurred Floating Windows

Emoji Support

Font fallback supports rendering of emoji not contained in the configured font.


WSL Support

Neovide supports displaying a full gui window from inside wsl via the --wsl command argument. Communication is passed via standard io into the wsl copy of neovim providing identical experience similar to visual studio code's remote editing https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/remote/remote-overview.

Remote TCP Support

Neovide supports connecting to a remote instance of Neovim over a TCP socket via the --remote-tcp command argument. This would allow you to run Neovim on a remote machine and use the GUI on your local machine, connecting over the network.

Launch Neovim as a TCP server (on port 6666) by running:

nvim --headless --listen localhost:6666

And then connect to it using:

/path/to/neovide --remote-tcp=localhost:6666

By specifying to listen on localhost, you only allow connections from your local computer. If you are actually doing this over a network you will want to use SSH port forwarding for security, and then connect as before.

ssh -L 6666:localhost:6666 ip.of.other.machine nvim --headless --listen localhost:6666

Finally, if you would like to leave the neovim server running, close the neovide application window instead of issuing a :q command.

Some Nonsense ;)

let g:neovide_cursor_vfx_mode = "railgun"


More to Come

We've got more ideas for simple unobtrusive improvements. More to come.


Configuration is done almost completely via global neovide variables in your vim config and can be manipulated live at runtime. Details can be found here.

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Neovide 0.12.1 219 Monday, February 5, 2024 Approved
Neovide 0.12.0 415 Tuesday, January 2, 2024 Approved
Neovide 0.11.2 579 Monday, October 23, 2023 Approved
Neovide 0.11.1 495 Friday, September 8, 2023 Approved
Neovide 0.11.0 335 Saturday, August 19, 2023 Approved
Neovide 0.10.4 953 Wednesday, April 12, 2023 Approved
Neovide 0.10.3 1270 Monday, November 28, 2022 Approved
Neovide 0.10.2 347 Sunday, November 13, 2022 Approved
Neovide 0.10.1 856 Monday, August 22, 2022 Approved
Neovide 0.10.0 144 Thursday, August 18, 2022 Approved
Neovide 0.9.0 568 Saturday, July 9, 2022 Approved
Neovide 0.8.0 692 Thursday, April 28, 2022 Approved
Neovide 0.7.0 2852 Monday, March 8, 2021 Approved
Neovide 0.6.0 394 Saturday, November 7, 2020 Approved
Neovide 0.5.0 106 Saturday, November 7, 2020 Approved
Neovide 0.4.0 98 Friday, November 6, 2020 Approved
Neovide 0.3.0 93 Friday, November 6, 2020 Approved
Neovide 0.2.0 90 Friday, November 6, 2020 Approved
Neovide 0.1.0 131 Thursday, October 1, 2020 Approved

Too many things to count since last release 2 years ago.

Here is a non-exhaustive list of some highlights.

  • Smooth scrolling and animated windows

  • Swapped to winit

  • Swapped to opengl away from vulkan for compatibility

  • Better keyboard modifier handling

  • Transparent floating windows

  • Configuration/settings improvements

  • many many more

Thanks so much to the many contributors who pitched in features and bug fixes <3

Moving forward, I hope we can make faster smaller releases.

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