This question is related to Do a forward slash search but don't have vim immediately jump to the string? but is not a dup.
I recently updated my Linux box (clicked on the "install updates" button in my Fedora distro' gui), and it has definitely changed
In Normal Mode, I used to perform the following keystroke sequence to replace all instances of the entire word under my cursor:
Post-update, things have changed such that after the first
/ in that sequence,
vim immediately moves the cursor and starts searching. This effectively kills my ability to use the
Ctrl-w sequence to insert the word currently under the cursor.
Based on the answer to the noted question, I tried modifying my keystroke sequence to insert a
: before the first
/ in that sequence, but that does not work: the
Ctrl-w sequence inserts some other word (not the word under the cursor).
Is there a way to just disable this "search immediately if you type
/" feature altogether? (I.e. instead of having to change your key-sequence as per the noted question) Or what can I do to restore things so that the old, noted, "replace everywhere" keystroke-sequence works again?
I don't really know what version of
vim I had before the upgrade, and I'd have no idea how to go about unearthing that information now.