M-x hl-line-mode enables highlighting for the current buffer.
How can i set highlighting current line to be enabled in
@Chakravarthy Raghunandan answered your question completely and succinctly.
But you owe it to yourself to learn to ask Emacs -- that will help you much more, both immediately and in the long run. One of the goals of this particular Stack-Exchange site is to help not only by answering specific questions, but by helping you learn to help yourself.
This kind of question is answered immediately by asking the Emacs manual (
C-h r) what it has about
hl-line-mode: just type
i hl-line-mode (
i is bound to the command
Info-index). That takes you immediately to node Cursor Display of the manual, where you see this:
To make the cursor even more visible, you can use HL Line mode, a minor mode that highlights the line containing point. Use
M-x hl-line-modeto enable or disable it in the current buffer.
M-x global-hl-line-modeenables or disables the same mode globally.
It really couldn't be simpler, in this case. No need to open a web browser, go to a Q&A site, and type up your question. Just ask Emacs.
You have the hypertext manual(s) ready-to-hand at all times when you are in Emacs.
C-h i opens the manuals browser (Info) for any installed manual, including the Emacs manual and the Elisp (Emacs-Lisp) manual. If you haven't yet taken time to get to know Info, I recommend you start by looking at the Info manual about Info:
C-h i m Info.