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So I'm trying to set up LazyVim, and so far I have almost everything set up regarding the requirements for lazyvim. I still haven't glued LazyVim and Neovim together, but I've been trying to figure out for a week now (with breaks whilst the time has passed).

I was initially going to use vim-plug as my plugin installer, but I asked Bing AI what I should use, and it said lazy.nvim is much better for Neovim users, and that it works better. I also was wondering about init.vim vs. init.lua, and it said lua is better as it allows for more customization. So I followed the AI's advice.

So when I do :edit $MYVIMRC, it lets me go into my lua file, and then I know I must follow the installation guide, but after I do the first step which is a simple copy and paste into the .lua file, I have these instructions:

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So I'm honestly overwhelmed as someone who doesn't know anything other than semi-basic LuaLaTeX and VSCode for about a week, but I really want to be able to use Neovim because:

  1. I've spent a lot of time trying to get it set up, and
  2. I just wanna know what the fuss is about.

I really would only want to try to get vim-tex as the plugin I want as I'm primarily going to use Neovim for LuaLaTeX, but I want to get used to it if in case I ever want to get deeper into programming.

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  • Welcome to the site. Some notes: 1) please share text as text, not images of text. 2) the Vim family of editors has a reputation for being hard on new users. Other editors are far more accessible (and less powerful). 3) I'd not recommend to pile a load of plugins on your Vim without having understood at least the basics.
    – Friedrich
    Commented Jun 13 at 6:46
  • This site is probably not the best for such general question where we usually focus on precise question with precise answers :-). If you are are a beginner my advice is to start with dead technologies where it will be easier to get more support (Neovim + vim-plug + vim-latex). If you want to feel the fuss but don't want to configure it maybe using a Neovim pre-configuration is an option (NvChad or LazyVim) Commented Jun 13 at 7:52
  • In you question you mention LazyVim do you mean lazy.nvim the plugin manager or LazyVim the pre-configuration? Commented Jun 13 at 8:35
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    Unsolicited advice: Take it slow, and consider if Vim is really the best fit for you. Don't rely on AI to learn it: Vim has the best editor documentation in the world (start with :help).
    – D. Ben Knoble
    Commented Jun 13 at 21:16
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    @VivianDeSmedt I'm so sorry! I just accepted your answer, i should have done that much earlier. Forgive me.. Commented Jun 24 at 5:02

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If you are are a beginner my advice is to start with "dead" technologies where it will be easier for you to get support:

If you want to feel the fuss but don't want to configure it maybe using a Neovim pre-configuration is an option worth considering:

Popular options are:

Or something in the middle:

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