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Revert back to full screen after using set columns=X

If I set columns=X, how can I get back to "normal"? Saving the original value might be one way to go, but if I resize the terminal between saving and reverting I'll be ending up with the ...
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Where does neovim store its defaults? Where is the defaults.vim for neovim?

On regular vim, you can find the defaults in defaults.vim. These are sourced when there is no .vimrc, or when you include in your .vimrc the following, source $VIMRUNTIME/defaults.vim " Source ...
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Meta-Model: Shrinking In Correct Direction

This questions sounds ridicolous, but is there any (mental?!) aid for my struggle when resizing windows? Since the earliest days of my vi/m usage, I have struggle shrinking windows in the correct ...
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How do I completely reset vim to it's default settings?

A follow up to my other question here: Problem using gdb with vim over ssh I was messing around trying to get my issues over ssh fixed, and I don't know what I did but now vim doesn't show any colour ...
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Is there any way to change the default startup text in vim?

When you first open vim there is a text that says "VIM - Vi IMproved version......" Is there a file or setting you can use to change this default text? I've looked on the internet and here ...
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Disable mapping of `Man`

I have this mapping in my ~/.config/nvim/mappings.vim (it's included with source from the init.vim file): noremap <S-k> 5gk vnoremap <S-k> 5gk I went through a part of the vim manuals and ...
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Are opening and closing double quotes expected to be of different color in a bash script?

I've just noticed, after years using Vim, that the two double quote characters opening and closing a string in a bash script have different colors, which I can verify by simply writing var="var&...
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Advice to add `set nocompatible` as first line of .vimrc

I recall (perhaps in the early 2000's) having set nocompatible as the first line of my vimrc and most Vim guides and tutorials recommending that practice. Some examples I could easily find online: ...
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How to forget specific file settings and treat it like a new file

Suppose I had tabstop set to 4 in ~/.vimrc. When I edit a file, I set the tabstop to 5 with :set tabstop=5. After that, I close vim and restarted the terminal. When I open the file again, the tabstop ...
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Saving setting to buffer

Is there a way to save the value of a setting to a buffer or a file? For example, when I type :set guifont It displays the setting I want to use but as soon as I start typing in the buffer it ...
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How to keep defaults yet make customization? [duplicate]

I have no vi customizations at all and really like the default behavior where on a search using / the cursor immediately jumps to the match without having to hit enter Problem is once I create file ...
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Meaning of `@` in `&isprint`

As far as I'm concerned "printable characters" are the set of characters that occupies a printing position on a display. You can print a subset of (not all) printable characters by executing :echo &...
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Vim bell limited to once per half a second

Since Vim 8, I've noticed that the bell can sound at most once per half a second. This annoys me. I have this solved by recompiling, but am still looking for a way to do it without. I've searched the ...
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Is there an `edefault` in the spirit of `gdefault` for setting the appropriate flags in vim's substitution commands?

To perform a buffer-wide substitution on all occurrences of foo (and not just the 1st one in a line), we can do %s/foo/bar/g The g flag may be omitted by setting this in the vimrc as set ...
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NeoVim: Single-Line Comments Also Format the Next Line [duplicate]

So, I started using NeoVim a little while ago and discovered a rather annoying quirk when using C++-style single-line comments // in source code of any language. Specifically, when you create a new ...
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Last line on screen not showing state

I'm going through the vimtutor, and in Lesson 2.1 I read NOTE: The letter d will appear on the last line of the screen as you type it. Vim is waiting for you to type w . On my ...
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Setting default gVim font via `vimrc`, conditional on the operating system

I can place the following code into my _vimrc file on Windows 7/10 and the font will default to 'Consolas - size 11' when I launch gVim. if has("gui_running") if has("gui_gtk2") set guifont=...
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Vim on Debian, configuration issues

I have been working with a stock vim configuration for a long time. I want to modify just a couple of settings. I don't want to lose the rest of the default configuration. If I create a new .vimrc I ...
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How to disable defaults.vim?

On my system vim has a "defaults.vim" file that is getting sourced. For example, if I do vim --version, I see the following: system vimrc file: "$VIM/vimrc" user vimrc file: "$HOME/.vimrc" ...
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