I've been using vi for 40 years. A week ago I upgraded; Disaster struck! The upgrade was to
VIM - Vi IMproved 8.0 (2016 Sep 12, compiled Mar 4 2018 23:38:28)
I run this on xterm under Cygwin (under Windows 10).
I understand that I can insert text from the clipboard by pressing, e.g. 'a' followed by a middle-click of the mouse. Fine. That still works.
But for the last three decades, when in vi command mode I can execute a string of vi commands from the clipboard by pressing middle-click. THAT NO LONGER WORKS. If vi is not in insert mode it immediately goes into insert mode (as if 'a' were pressed) when I middle-click to paste.
What's happening? What's the workaround?
On another board, someone mentioned commands like
I don't know what those commands are supposed to do, but none of them solves my problem.
Thanks in advance!