Highlight Version Control Changes
There are several ways to highlight changes in the files working copy against git commits in Spacemacs.
Git fringe is a subtle indicator of changes.
Highlighting with Smeargle is a very distinct visualisation of change history, highlighting changes over time.
SPC T d toggles version control fringe
Configure fringe in Git layer
The git layer can be configured to show version changes in the fringe Can use either git or version-control layers to add a fringe ```elisp dotspacemacs-configuration-layers '( (git :variables git-gutter-use-fringe t)
(version-control :variables version-control-diff-tool 'diff-hl version-control-global-margin t) )
Check the git layer and my .spacemacs file for configuration options TODO: choose one or the other approach
SPC g H Highlighting with Smeargle
Smeargle is a package that provides highlighting regions by last updated time. Older changes have a opaque white background and newer regions have a darker background. This is supposed to help you just focus on newer changes, as older changes are subtly faded into the background.