My goal is mapping n to nzz and keep the count on the status bar.

Based on maparg reference from here, I have tried this:

:exe 'nnoremap n nzz' . maparg('n', 'n')

It actually adds zz, changing the default behavior of the n key, but it makes me lose the count, let's say: [3/15] in the statusbar.

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zz will remove the count display ([n/nn]) in the statusbar if the view is changed. A quick and dirty solution to show the count again is to hit n or N again, ie.

nnoremap n nzzNn

Edit: If one would like to call additional functions, say FlashCursorLine(), insert that before Nn, as user Biggybi suggested in the comments, for example,

nnoremap n nzz:call FlashCursorLine()<CR>Nn
  • If I have a function to flash the cursor line, can I also add it? Would you have any idea about adding it on the map? The mentioned function is this: pastebin.com/q355Mbmh Commented Mar 6, 2022 at 17:21
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    @SergioAraujo you should only need to append :call FlashCursorLine()<cr> to your mapping (or maybe put that right before Nn).
    – Biggybi
    Commented Mar 7, 2022 at 1:33
  • I have updated the mentioned pastebin code for those who would like to test this approach: Each 'n' moves the cursor to the center of screen and flashes the cursorline. Commented Mar 7, 2022 at 14:30

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