When I use the mouse wheel to slide the document, the document does not move at first, but the mouse cursor moves. How can I set the mouse cursor not to move while the document moves, so I don’t have to always find where my mouse cursor is.

The following instructions are what I found, but they have no effect.

nnoremap <A-j> :m .+1<CR>==
nnoremap <A-k> :m .-2<CR>==
inoremap <A-j> <Esc>:m .+1<CR>==gi
inoremap <A-k> <Esc>:m .-2<CR>==gi
vnoremap <A-j> :m '>+1<CR>gv=gv
vnoremap <A-k> :m '<-2<CR>gv=gv

My Linux server version is:Linux version 4.15.0-122-generic (buildd@lcy01-amd64-010) (gcc version 5.4.0 20160609 (Ubuntu 5.4.0-6ubuntu1~16.04.12)) #124~16.04.1-Ubuntu SMP.

I am using a terminal to connect to the server. The terminal used is MobaXterm

  • Which operating system are you on? The behavior of the scroll wheel can depend on the O.S... Are you running a GUI version of Vim (such as GVim or MacVim) or are you running it on a terminal? If on a terminal, which terminal emulator are you using?
    – filbranden
    Nov 30, 2020 at 2:13
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    Thank you for your comment, I added information
    – Gerrie
    Nov 30, 2020 at 2:30
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    The commands you pasted are mappings for moving the current line or visual selection up and down within the document (i.e. editing the text), so they’re definitely not what you’re looking for.
    – Rich
    Nov 30, 2020 at 9:34
  • Do you know what I should do? Thank you.
    – Gerrie
    Nov 30, 2020 at 11:22
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    do you have any mouse config in your vimrc? like set mouse=a?
    – alec
    Nov 30, 2020 at 22:35

1 Answer 1


Like Rich mentioned, the vim config you posted is unrelated to the mouse.

You might try adding:

if has('mouse')
  set mouse=a

...to your .vimrc.

In regards to:

so I don’t have to always find where my mouse cursor is

set cursorline is a handy option for making the position of the cursor easily detectable.

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