I wonder if emacs has something similar to this VSCode extension (Bracket Pair Colorizer 2) which does the following (screenshot below) which I find is a really helpful UI enhancement

Yelllow Line [

In the above screenshot, you can see a yellow line that shows the matching parentheses, I know you can get rainbow parentheses but this isn't the same as the screenshot shown. Does anyone know if this is possible within emacs and if there's a package to enable it? Or how to enable it?

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Could something like the highlight-indent-guides package close enough?

  • Hi, thank you! That's definitely close enough for me.
    – Kai Windle
    Apr 23, 2020 at 8:07
  • Fair warning though, it can lag, so turn it off by default and toggle it in on/off with a key binding Apr 23, 2020 at 8:08
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    – NickD
    Apr 23, 2020 at 16:16

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