Sorry for my English. I installed coc-nvim plugin in my vim (gvim in windows) after that I insert CocInstall coc-css command for css snippets.

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In this picture I highlighted MDN Reference. How can I open MDN Reference link by keyboard. Is that a link? I want to open that with a shortcut key .

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The following code map L to an action that open the online documentation if any:

let g:browser = '~/AppData/Local/Mozilla Firefox/firefox.exe'

function! OpenDocumentationUrl() abort
    let url = matchstr(CocAction('getHover')[0], 'https\?://[^ )]*')
  if url != ''
    let cmd = 'silent !"' .. expand(g:browser) .. '" ' .. url
    execute cmd

nnoremap <S-l> :call OpenDocumentationUrl()<CR>

It doesn't work on the menu but on the selected keyword (a bit like K shows the documentation in a popup)

  • Thanks , I change the path for Firefox and It works for me. It is great idea. But which plugin do you use for snippets in vim personally ? Commented Feb 27, 2023 at 8:07
  • I don't use snippet much but the two I use are ultisnips which is very powerful for programming language and emmet which is very common for html programming :-) Commented Feb 27, 2023 at 8:13
  • Thanks for the feedback :-) If the solution solves your problem could you validate it using the v button next to the arrow voting buttons, it allow the question to rest :-) Commented Feb 27, 2023 at 8:13
  • Thanks for your answers Commented Feb 28, 2023 at 6:31
  • Can we have snippets without installing any plugin? Do we have a repository for this? just add them to the vimrc file! Commented Oct 6, 2023 at 19:01

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