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Change cursor position in another window

Is there a function like setpos that lets change the cursor position in a different window (split), given the window number? Or, even better, is there a command to execute a command in specific ...
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VimScript - Save specific positions consistently even after buffer changes

I want to save multiple positions in vimscript, and make sure that they stay at the right place, even after the buffer changes Here are the solutions I found so far, and why I want something else: ...
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What is the purpose of the short cursor in command mode?

If I'm in command mode with default vim and I press the right angle key, the cursor switches from the normal block to a short version. What is the function of this? (Sometimes it seems related to ...
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Positioning the terminal emulator cursor in Neovim

When in Normal mode in a Terminal buffer (as in :terminal) there's the Neovim's cursor and the shell's cursor. Going into Terminal-mode forgets your Neovim cursor and you're then using the shell's ...
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Yank then Paste without moving cursor

I want to be able to: :42y then something like: :13p having it to paste the yanked line in a new line after 13, without taking my cursor away. So far, all solutions I have found involves going to ...
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cursor position jumps to first non-blank character of line unpredictably [closed]

I'm using SpaceVim with Neovim, and often times I'd experience this cursor jumping issue (as if ^ has been pressed in normal mode) while using it. I doubt the bug is on the Neovim end, otherwise a lot ...
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Enable cursor blink in all modes for terminal Vim

I am relatively new to vim and tried to understand this article and also read :help guicursor and inserted this line in my .vimrc set guicursor+=a:-blinkwait175-blinkoff150-blinkon175 But it didn't ...
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Move cursor and screen together

I am implementing a smooth scrolling function for <C-u> and <C-d>, which just sleeps for a few milliseconds and then moves the screen up (<C-y>) or down (<C-e>) one line: ...
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Fix indentation in a file while keeping cursor on the same line

I'd like to use vim's builtin indent fix feature on an entire file. I have looked up answers, but all I found were suggestions to type gg=G, the only problem being that it brings your cursor to the ...
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How can I keep the cursor position when piping the buffer through an external command?

I sometimes make shortcuts for myself, which run some external command on the current buffer, such as nnoremap <C-f> :%!clang-format -style=file<C-m> which formats the buffer with clang'...
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Cursor Column in Visual Selection

What is the correct way get the column of the cursor after a visual selection was made? As a simple example, consider the following command. It takes a range and I am trying to obtain the column to ...
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Regex pattern matching cursor-position

Considering the following regex pattern: /\s*<<.\{-}>>/ I want to match those patterns only when the cursor is somewhere on this pattern. So, if have the line (the character enclosed in ...
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How to have the cursor at the right indentation when editing PHP/HTML

When I'm working with HTML in a PHP file and I press enter while in INSERT mode, my cursor goes to the start of the next line instead of going at the right positive therefore I have to press tab to ...
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My cursor is changed after “df” [duplicate]

I have the following to change my cursor from a block into an underline: set guicursor=a:hor20-Cursor Whenever I run df to delete a range, my cursor is changed back to a block. I have to source my ...
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VimEnter autocmd to change cursor shape sometimes outputs escape sequences

Inspired by this answer, I have the following in my vimrc: augroup cursor au! autocmd VimEnter * silent !echo -ne "\e[1 q" augroup end However, this sometimes prints the following on startup:...
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How do I make vim's terminal use my emulator's cursor shape?

I am using ibeam a.k.a vertical bar cursor right now. When I switch to terminal mode in vim, it changes the cursor shape to block - but doesn't restore it after I quit the terminal. I tried changing ...
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Fast moving with long lines when using set wrap

Suppose I have a wrapped line like this with the cursor positioned just before the AND (&). Is there an option to move the cursor just before the OR (|) pressing the <Down> key ? This ...
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creating a “:KeepCursor” command

I'd like to make a command that works like this: :KeepCursor {cmd} will the given execute ex command string, then restore the cursor's position. A primary example is: :KeepCursor normal! * which ...
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Cursor position after pasting

I believe the default behaviour in vi(m) for pasting (p) or (P) was to leave the cursor at the current position as before pasting, and in order to paste a register and have the cursor be at the end of ...
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Determine if the cursor is on the first/last character of word

How to determine if the cursor is placed on the last character of the word under the cursor? I can get information about the word under cursor like determining if the length of the word under the ...
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Cursor jumps 1 or 2 columns to the right after line up / down ( j / k )

Somehow my cursor jumps to the right in some filetypes (html, vue, json, maybe others...) when I switch lines with j or k My .vimrc is kinda messy atm...but I've seen worse... :) " Basics {{{ syntax ...
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track deletion and insertion of lines

The marks in vim knows the deletion and insertion of lines before it and their positions will keep updated. Is there a way to achieve these pragmatically? I am running an async task which is ...
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How to determine character offset of cursor in buffer?

I am trying to use wordcount().cursor_chars to determine the character offset of the cursor in the buffer – but I am getting off-by-one errors. The docs for wordcount() say that cursor_chars is the "...
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getpos(“.”) in visual mode equals getpos(“v”)

I uses neovim 0.3.1 only. I define the following function and map to do a test for getpos in visual mode: function! show_position() echo getpos("'<") getpos("'>") getpos(".") getpos("v") ...
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Why gf is not working with variable?

If there is no variable in path, gf can open the file. Added sfname+={,} to .vimrc to support ${VARIABLE}. :!echo ${VAR}/test/file can correctly print full path with ${VAR} expanded. But if run 'gf' ...
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disable cursor blinking in terminal-vim

I thought this would be a 10 second google search, but no. I found a bazillion sources how to disable cursor blinking in GVim. But I would like to disable it in terminal vim. My terminal cursor is set ...
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Reclaim cursor shape in operator pending mode of neovim while using vim-surround

I'm somewhat ashamed to admit, the main reason I chose neovim over vim was it's native feature of changing cursor shape in different modes. For example, it uses vertical-bar in insert mode, block-...
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Is there a prepend insert mode?

I was trying to write a string with all chars from z to a and I thought this would be much easier if I could write backwards. The idea would be like an INSERT mode in which the cursor doesn't step ...
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neovim doesn't change cursor in st terminal

I have recently started using st. But nvim doesn't change cursor shape like that in gnome-terminal or xfce4-terminal in this terminal. What's more confusing is that it works fine in tmux inside st! I ...
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Delayed esc from insert mode caused by cursor-shape terminal sequence

I set a couple terminal options so that Vim changes the cursor shape to a vertical bar when I enter Insert mode, an underbar for Replace mode, and a block when I return to Normal mode: let &t_SI="...
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Normal highlight group changes cursor color in vim in xterm

I set the following highlight: :hi Normal ctermfg=250 ctermbg=235 The text is a nice light gray on dark gray, as intended. But the cursor has become dark blue. I'd love to have it just be the ...
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How disable cursor shape modes in neovim?

Hello, so I just posted an issue in neovim's officiall github repo about a problem I am going to tell you about in a couple seconds and after finding a solution they told me the instructions were ...
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How to change f{char} to search left if no char was found searching right?

Regarding this command: f{char} To [count]'th occurrence of {char} to the right. The cursor is placed on {char} |inclusive|. {char} ...
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gvim Linux - GUI scroll without cursor shift

When we write code, we usually jump between different parts of the code (using the scrolling or the search functions). In this situations, on Linux, *vim shifts the cursor to the visible area. For ...
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No_cursor_blinking doesn't work

I have read this article & I added se gcr+=a:blinkon0 in my vimrc to stop blinking cursor in my Vim, also I sourced my vimrc again but the matter is it doesn't work & cursor is still blinking ...
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Move cursor to new line character

When in visual mode you can select the new line character. E.g.: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.⏎ In visual mode you can select both the period and the (invisible) carriage return, or ...
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Tweaking cursor gvim

I'd like to change the view of my current cursor as this pic: So how to have _ in cursor and how to change color of cursor? Thanks in advanced.
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Possibility to set cursor shape manually in Neovim

New versions of neovim handle cursor shapes perfectly. But for a special use case I need to change cursor shape manually for a while. Is it possible in Neovim > .2?
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Text changes when moving cursor over

I was modifying an email template and I noticed that when moving the cursor over a piece of code it changed. Here is a screenshot from before: and after: Vim version is 7.4 on Ubuntu 16.04. Any ...
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How to disable moving the cursor with the mouse

I've been using Vim for decades (and Vi before it since around 1984.) I use it now on Linux. Somewhere along the line one behavior crept in that I'd like to disable: when I click in a window to move ...
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How can I get the character at the cursor position in a multibyte aware manner?

Consider the following line: € € This file is encoded in UTF-8 and between the two Euro marks is a Tab character (the Stack Exchange software expands this to spaces). The byte value is: e2 82 ac ...
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Disable bold character under cursor

This might be a newbie question but I can't seem to find an answer anywhere. I've created a custom colorscheme, but I don't know how to stop the character behind the cursor from becoming bold. This ...
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How to correctly interpret the cursor's position?

I'm having trouble understanding the cursor in the context of Vim commands, e.g. insertion, deletion, movement, etc: When the cursor is hovering over a character and I want to delete until the end of ...
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Why does `set t_ve=' hide cursor in terminal

Vim's documentation lists t_vi as "cursor invisible" and t_ve as "cursor visible", but provides no hints on usage. Naively, I would have guessed that Vim would send the t_vi sequence when you somehow ...
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Current line position when switching buffers

When switching buffers with :e# or <ctrl>-^, I commonly see the line with the cursor (the current line) move to the middle of the window (maybe related to the scroll_cursor_halfway function ...
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How to restore cursor shape when exiting/stopping vim?

I have this in my .vimrc let &t_SI = "\<Esc>[5 q" let &t_SR = "\<Esc>[3 q" let &t_EI = "\<Esc>[2 q" The problem is that I keep the block cursor shape when I exit vim. ...
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I can't switch to | cursor in insert mode

I want to change cursors to a | character in insert mode, and then back to a block in normal mode. I am using urxvt as my terminal, and neovim. To switch cursors in my terminal, I run the following ...
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How to center a cursor on the screen, even at the start of the file

I like always knowing where my cursor is. I do this by having it in the center line of the screen. However if I am working at the top of the file the cursor stops centering because there is no more ...
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How can you indent your current file without losing your cursor position?

I was reading that the way to indent in vim is a gg=G sequence. This however loses my cursor position. How can I indent my file without losing my cursor position?
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Motion remap to select function doesn't work with v

I want to add a motion: :onoremap <silent> f( :<C-U>normal! f)vF(b<CR> If I have this line, where the asterisk is my current position: int a = fo*o(4, 5, 99); I want to type vf( ...