• Should Neovide happen not to start at all, check the following:

    • Shell startup files if they output anything during startup, like neofetch or echo. Neovide uses your shell to find nvim and can't know the difference bewteen output and nvim's path. You can use your resource file (in the case of zsh ~/.zshrc) instead for such commands.

    • Whether or not you can reproduce this by running from the latest git main commit. This can be done by running from source or just grabbing the binary from the Actions tab on GitHub.

  • Neovide requires that a font be set in init.vim otherwise errors might be encountered. This can be fixed by adding set guifont=Your\ Font\ Name:h15 in init.vim file. Reference issue #527.

  • If you installed neovim via Apple Silicon (M1)-based brew, you have to add the brew prefix to $PATH to run in GUI. Please see the homebrew documentation. Reference issue #1242


  • If you receive errors complaining about DRI3 settings, please reference issue #44.

  • If your scrolling is suttering

    • Add flag --novsync before startup as a quickfix.

    • Check if the value of g:neovide_refresh_rate and the refresh rate of your monitor are matched.

    • If your g:neovide_refresh_rate is correct, then check if you are using dual monitors with mixed refresh rate, say 144 and 60, by checking output of xrandr (wayland should support mixed refresh rate out of the box), if so,that's because X11 does not support mixed refresh rate well. You may be able to fix this through your compositor or by switching to wayland. As a temporary work around, you may set g:neovide_refresh_rate to the lower value.