For example when I select a word I want the same words to be automatically highlighted just like it in Notepad++:

When I select the word "install" in Notepad++ (all other "install" are highlighted"):

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I'm using spacemacs. I tried the package auto-highlight-symbol and also the package highlight-symbol. Set mode to 1 in .spacemacs. But when I select a word no other same words highlighted:

  • auto-highlight-symbol work for me, but I'm not sure about spacemacs. Is the face (color) too close to background? – xuhdev Nov 14 '16 at 10:19
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    Please clarify what you mean when you say "syntaxes": do you mean particular words or symbols? Please also clarify what you mean by "none of them are working." Edit you post to explain what, exactly, you did, what you expected, and what happened instead. – Dan Nov 15 '16 at 18:42

Use package highlight-symbol.

(use-package highlight-symbol
  :ensure t
  (add-hook 'prog-mode-hook 'highlight-symbol-mode))
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