I am using the Lid.vim plugin to navigate my C++ project. Once I run :Lid, it shows me the list of matching tags in the quickfix window.

When I switch to the quickfix window, select the occurence I'm interested in and press Enter it produces an error:

E73: tag stack empty

and does not go to the location.

Instead of Enter if I use Ctrl-Enter it opens a new window and goes to the location correctly.

I want to open the quickfix location in the current window itself. Why is this error happening?

  • 2
    Maybe that's something you should talk about with the author.
    – romainl
    Commented May 28, 2015 at 16:11
  • This is not just the Lid.vim plugin. I have had this issue with ctags as well before.
    – woodstok
    Commented May 28, 2015 at 16:20
  • Enter is implemented internally as :.cc (it's actually :.cc for quickfix lists and :.ll for location lists). Does the problem still occur if you run :cc?
    – lcd047
    Commented May 29, 2015 at 7:00
  • Using :.cc works . But Enter is not. Why is that?
    – woodstok
    Commented May 29, 2015 at 12:36
  • You have a plugin that maps Enter to something else.
    – lcd047
    Commented Jun 6, 2015 at 16:17

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The issue was that i had a mapping map <C-m> :tnext<CR> in my vimrc . In vim, <C-m> is equivalent to Enter. More detailed answer at how to map Ctrl-m without affecting return keypress

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