I started using VIM today and I found out that we could use the mouse pointer to go to a line in vim using set mouse=a But unfortunately, it is not working

here is the config file https://pastebin.com/gXvhP3RH

kindly help me out

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    Make sure that your terminal supports mouse, and / or the gui you are using does.
    – zoomlogo
    Sep 24, 2021 at 6:32
  • Please clarify “not working.” Also reduce your config (say, by commenting out) to the minimal number of things necessary to demonstrate the problem
    – D. Ben Knoble
    Sep 24, 2021 at 11:50
  • i am using Alacritty on Manjaro i3, and alacritty has mouse support. In one of the forums is came to know that I can resolve this using NVIM. Thanks for the help
    – GN Vageesh
    Sep 25, 2021 at 4:53
  • Based on your config in pastebin my solution won't solve your problem, but I had a very similar problem. In my case it was because I had the following in my vimrc: set ttymouse=xterm2 because it used to be needed to enable the mouse for "vim in tmux session" cases. But when vim is outside of a tmux session, that particular line caused the mouse to stop working in vim. Removing that line fixed things for me. Maybe adding that line could fix things for your case? Jun 18 at 16:57
  • setting "set ttymouse=xterm2" worked for me... thanks gusy
    – GN Vageesh
    Jun 27 at 8:13


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