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I don't know what changed recently but my NerdTree keeps opening up super wide and pushing my existing window to the right. Here's a picture:

Before opening NerdTree:

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After:

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I tried adding this line to my vimrc file: let g:NERDTreeWinSize = 1 but when I exit out of VIM and open it again nothing changes.

  • Are you sure that you have let g:NERDTreeWinSize = 1 in your .vimrc? This works perfectly fine for me, and is the correct answer. Perhaps you have a different line that sets it to a new value later? Maybe try putting that line at the very end of the .vimrc? – James Jun 20 '19 at 18:19
  • Yeh I'm sure. And I put it at the end too – bigpotato Jun 20 '19 at 18:41
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    I just ran PlugUpdate and it magically fixed itself, now let g:NERDTreeWinSize = 1 works – bigpotato Jun 20 '19 at 18:47

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