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Many systems offer + and - zoom buttons. Can someone please demonstrate how such two buttons can be emulated with gvim?

This means that clicking the + button would increase the font size by one step. The - button does just the opposite.

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    Start with :h toolbar-icon and :h guifont
    – VanLaser
    Feb 14 '16 at 17:20
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    ... and combine with vim.wikia.com/wiki/Change_font_size_quickly (I'm lazy, ... I don't need it :D )
    – VanLaser
    Feb 14 '16 at 17:41
  • Thanks! I tried, at least with the vim.wikia link. The defined commands seem to be ignored in my gvim, so I am still working on it.
    – Yossi Gil
    Feb 15 '16 at 9:25
  • I think the pattern definition has an extra space which will not work on Windows, or in OSes where guifont looks like FontName:h12 instead of FontName\ 12. And of course try without the has("gui_gtk2") check (at least for Windows).
    – VanLaser
    Feb 15 '16 at 10:26
  • Not sure what to make of this. I am an Ubuntu user.
    – Yossi Gil
    Feb 16 '16 at 19:29
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I think something along the following lines should work:

anoremenu ToolBar.Builtin#31   :let &guifont=substitute(&guifont, '\(\d\+\)', '\=submatch(1)+1', '')<cr>
anoremenu ToolBar.Builtin#32   :let &guifont=substitute(&guifont, '\(\d\+\)', '\=submatch(1)-1', '')<cr>

Now, to include nice icons, you simply need to add the icon argument.

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  • This did not work for me. I got the blurry icons, but clicking these makes the screen refresh without doing anything. I still have to change the font size manually.
    – Yossi Gil
    Feb 17 '16 at 11:34
  • Try :echo substitute(&guifont, '\(\d\+\)', '\=submatch(1)-1', '') what does that give you Feb 17 '16 at 12:48
  • Nothing happens. Not sure there was even a refresh.
    – Yossi Gil
    Feb 17 '16 at 17:55
  • You should see an output. What is your guifont setting? Feb 17 '16 at 19:24
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    that looks correct. And if you run this command: :let &guifont=substitute(&guifont, '\(\d\+\)', '\=submatch(1)-1', '') Does that decrease your font size? Feb 17 '16 at 19:55

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