I have installed the terminal neovim which starts by nvim, and the graphical neovim. I cannot find the keybinding to start the graphical neovim in Terminal.

I installed the neovim by following instructions in Github here, by Homebrew; still checking if it install also the graphical one which I have also

brew install neovim/neovim/neovim

My Graphical Neovim is NVIM 0.1.3 which homepage is here.

How can you start Neovim from Terminal?

  • What do you mean by "graphical Neovim in Terminal"? Is there some feature in a GUI version of Neovim that you're lacking in terminal version? May 4, 2016 at 14:57
  • What graphical neovim did you install? How? Did you read its documentation?
    – romainl
    May 4, 2016 at 15:09
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    You probably installed Neovim.app, which can be started as gnvim. May 4, 2016 at 15:20
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    Your Graphical Neovim can't be NVIM because NVIM doesn't ship with a GUI, @Masi. May 4, 2016 at 15:21

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There is a nice implementation of NeoVim GUI for macOS named VimR (R = Refined). It has a native file manager and works fine and fast with mouse gestures and macOS UI. VimR comes with a command line tool vimr. VimR repository is more active and has more stars comparing to neovim-dot-app. enter image description here


Looks like the only NeoVim GUI for Mac OS X at the moment is Neovim.app. It installs a script called gnvim which behaves just like good old gvim, starting a GUI version and accepting all the parameters (but see 'vim_diff.txt' for details on changed, missing and removed features.)

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