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gVim is the GUI version of Vim (opposed to Vim running in a terminal emulator). It behaves exactly the same, but has additional graphical features.

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Machine-specific gvim customization file tree with otherwise minimal customization?

I upgraded my Cygwin X-windows after 5 years. I found that there is no more /usr/share/vim/vimfiles, so I copied my files from the after, colors, plugin, spell, and syntax folders directly into the ...
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Where does gvim find font options for its `guifont` pick list?

In gvim, :set guifont=* brings up a GUI panel from which one can choose a font family, weight, slant, and size. Where does gvim find these fonts? I'm using Cygwin's X-windows. While the scheme for ...
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gvim: List all options for guifont as text?

I know that I can use the GUI to navigate to the panel for setting guifont, and I can also issue :set guifont=*. Is there a way to list all options as text? I would like to capture them in a ...
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F3 prints [R in fzf prompt in Gvim in Windows10

So this is my env: Windows 10 fzf (installed via choco), and customized so F3 toggles preview gvim 8.1 Now...this does not work, I get the fzf prompt, but when I hit F3 to preview one file, I get [R ...
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How to enable part of my vimrc to only apply in gVim?

I run Vim using both gVim and in terminal. Basically, I want to enable a certain colorscheme in my vimrc but only when in gVim, as the theme looks terrible in terminal. How do I accomplish this?
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gvim: Make the mouse follow CTRL-W_j and CTRL-W_k

I run a Linux/GNOME laptop where the focus follows the mouse, and I have vim's mousefocus feature turned on, so the selected viewport follows the mouse, too. But when I try to switch viewports using ...
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How to handle a drag & drop event in vim in order to paste the file path instead of opening it

I would like to handle a drag & drop event of a file into gvim in order to insert the file name into the buffer I am dropping it. This should happen only when such file is an image, e.g. .png, or ....
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Settings for the font in .vimrc are not working

Following the answers in I have tried many varieties of setting the font size and face in ~/.vimrc . None of them have any effect set guifont=Menlo:h12 set guifont=Monaco:h12 set guifont=Menlo\ ...
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Some of unicode characters doesn't work in vim

I am using vim8 on windows 7. The problem is what whenever I try to paste a unicode character from somewhere else it doesn't work instead it shows. For example when I try to enter ⇛ It shows a ...
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Discover which fallback font was used in gvim

My &guifont is set using let &guifont="SauceCodePro NF 11,Source code pro 11". Calling set guifont? returns the full option, guifont=SauceCodePro NF 11,Source code pro 11. Is there a way to ...
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Anybody using gvim for Angular6+ and nodejs developement (MEAN stack)? [closed]

I want to move to vim for my angular7 development but typescript is not much friendly with vim and other libs such as ctags and syntax highlighting here is my vimrc file Any help??
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tell vim to add default extention to word under my cursor before opening file

Lets say I have text This is result file output_20DeC. Let's say my cursor is on o. When I use the command gf, it should open output_20Dec.txt file. So how do I tell vim to add a default extension to ...
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Gvim 8.1 on Windows 10 won't source $HOME\_vimrc

I have a $HOME\_vimrc present, but it doesn't show up in the output of :scriptnames. And when I run gvim -V, it reports: could not source "$HOME\_vimrc" The only thing in my $HOME\_vimrc is the ...
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Closing the “list of files in a directory” when having Vim to open the directory

In the following screenshot, I demonstrate the following operations that shall yield a "buffer" that cannot be closed. My guess is that the list of files/directories is actually not a buffer. My ...
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gvim window completely frozen

I have a problem with gvim on Fedora 30: when opening a file, the content is displayed, but then the window is never refreshed. Already tried a lot of different solutions, with no success: CTRL-L ...
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Gvim and Unicode indic characters

On my Linux system, if I try to type indic characters (specifically Kannada) in gvim (via ibus), the display is so garbled, I can barely see what has been typed. Is it the expected behaviour? Can Gvim ...
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Vim search and replace “/” only from string between round bracket [duplicate]

I have string lets say count number of elecment when tra(XYixe0/en_in/old)='mid/2' rise='corse/2' I want to replace / from (XYixe0/en_in/old) to . My output string should look like count number of ...
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Plugins working in vi but not gvim

I am using a Windows 10, 64 bit machine, with gvim 8.1.1 installed (See screenshots below). I am using Vi version 8.1 which was installed as part of my git bash - version 4.4.23. I have never ...
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Why does gvim --remote change order of files?

When I open multiple files in gvim with no options, they are assigned to buffers in the order I specify on the command line: gvim foo.cpp foo.h bar.cpp bar.h Doing :ls then yields: 1 %a "foo.cpp" ...
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What control character is ^\ in the buffer in a file open in vim?

I found a whole bunch of green ^\ characters in the file I have open in vim... Any idea what control character they are? And how would I search for them in grep?
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How do I remap “å” to type “å”?

I recently came over some use for letters like æ, ø, and å. For context, these are available on my keyboard, and work fine in other programs. It's also a Norwegian keyboard if that's relevant. With ...
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I am running into problems while using Gpush command from vim-fugitive plugin

I have recently started using the vim-fugitive plugin, and currently I am facing problem with the Gpush command. I tried :Gpush % which gives me errors in the quick fix window saying fatal: ...
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How can I look up the current/default guifont reliably?

I'm trying to configure my guifont and I'd like to see the current setting so I can e.g. keep the same font but change the size. Is there a way to check the current font that works reliably, even if ...
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gvim adds one extra pixel spacing after each character?

For some reason, gvim is adding one extra pixel of spacing after each character. It almost seems similar to this question, but in my case gvim does use the correct font. I compared the same font in ...
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Powerline font not working with airline in (g)vim on Windows 10

I'm trying to set up patched fonts from powerline/fonts with airline in gvim under Windows 10 64 bit. As you can see from the screenshot here: the characters from the font do show up, but the airline ...
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Gvim - Change window position horizontally

I want to create a command that will place my gvim window to a different "x" location on my screen while maintaining the "y" position. I do this in my _gvimrc by calling winpos 319 16 I want to ...
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Run project specific _vimrc in windows?

I'm attempted to duplicate this functionality in a windows environment running gvim 8.1 but it doesn't appear to pick up my changes. I've updated my $VIMRC\_vimrc with set exrc set secure and my ...
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Automatically saving on FocusLost sometimes stops working for a gvim window

In my ~/.vimrc I have at the moment: autocmd BufLeave,FocusLost * nested silent! wall Which most of the time works as I would like, however sometimes it seems saving simply stops working (for a ...
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Line mode command to delete from column X to end of line?

Using gvim on a file with 30K lines, I want to use ex mode to delete from column 130 to end of line, making each record no longer than 130 characters. I want to do this for the entire file. My macro ...
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custom snippet extender Ultisnips

Suppose I have a snippet: snippet prg !This is file : `!v expand('%:t:r')` ! Author= `!v expand($USER)` ! Started at: `date +%d.%m.%y` ! Last Modified : Sun 16 Jun 2019 12:30:58 IST ...
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Remove ^H from gvim

I am trying to direct data from manpage to gvim file but it's not properly formatted. Example: In manpage it is shown as NAME (bold) But in gvim its printed as N^HNA^HAM^HME^HE. Similarly for ...
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vimrc for ale is creating confusion: is my augroup wrong?

My vimrc: https://paste.fedoraproject.org/paste/Wl5jvebADSDoAI4HbIX-hA and my corresponding python file is: https://paste.fedoraproject.org/paste/g60mU7xBqGaEuKKWkZ6Rnw The problem is, with ALE, as ...
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Disabling syntax and maintaining colorscheme [flickering problem]

I have noticed that with set syntax=off option set, the gvim screen doesn't flicker when I scroll the page using <PageUp> and <PageDown>. What are the possible solutions, if some exist,...
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How do I properly set up airline and powerline fonts with gvim?

I've recently started moving over to gvim from vim on Windows. I managed to get the terminal version set up properly, and the fonts render there. In Vim, it works fine: But in gvim, the powerline ...
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Installing gvim on Windows Subsystem for Linux

I'm trying to install gvim on WSL (under windows 10) and use MobaXterm as my X server. Bash informed me that: Command 'gvim' not found, but can be installed with: sudo apt install vim Which I ...
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Quick paste via single keybind

As I understand, the default cursor looks like this: ▉ block. Currently I have these related settings: set guicursor=c-n-i-v:ver25-blinkoff0 And ver25 makes the cursor look and behave as if only ...
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Whitespace Tabs Show Differently in gVim on Windows/Linux versus MacVim on Mac OS

I am having difficulty getting MacVim to behave and look the same as gVim on Windows or Linux. Here's an example: gVim on Windows: MacVim on Mac OS: These are viewing precisely the same file. The ...
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Multiline paste with relative columns alignment

When I have some text indented as follows (like a and b variables assignment): if(condition) a = 1; b = 2; end and I want to paste a and b block somewhere outside of the if block, i.e just ...
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how could I use gvim through ssh two hops

I sometimes need to work on remote server which does not have x11 installed and thus I cannot use vim with its full features. I want to work on remote server with the gvim installed to my local ...
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How do I open a tag in an existing gvim instance?

On windows I use gvim, and like to keep just one gvim instance running. Most of the time I open files like this: gvim -p --remote-tab-silent FILES. However, sometimes I want to open a tag in that same ...
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How can I get vim to type continuously, rather than holding in place for keymappings?

For the purpose of this question, imagine that I have set iab phil philosopher In vim, as far as I know, the default display pattern when typing out the characters "phil" at the start of the word is ...
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How can I Install vim plugin offline? [duplicate]

I am currently using gvim. I want to know is it possible to install a vim plugin offline? I have the project files already downloaded from github, and I want to put them in the right locations for ...
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Why cannot I make Vim (not gVim) fullscreen?

I use Vim on windows (not gVim) because I think, that windows menu bar is ugly. So I use Vim, but I cannot fullscreen it. When I try it caps at cmd max size (1/4 size of screen) and won't be bigger. ...
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Vim Statusline colors not appearing

I want my vim statusline to have some color and I can't figure out why it does not with this code: set laststatus=2 set statusline+=%1*\ %f\ %* set statusline+=%2*\ %<%F%* set statusline+=%2*%m%* ...
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How to replace a string only if the line starts with another string

I need to find ONLY the lines that start with the string G1 Z, and then replace any occurrence on that same line of F1800 with a new value of F500. For example: G1 Z9.800 F1800.000 ; move to next ...
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gVim python continues to indent after function ends

I'm seeing strange behavior in my windows gvim -- it will continue to indent after a function ends, even once characters in column 0 have been entered: def foo(k): return 42 """Still indenting""" ...
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Weird characters when running :shell

When I run the :sh command I see the following characters If it is relevant, my default shell is zsh and it runs oh-my-zsh also Thanks
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My gVim (8.1, Win10) does NOT invoke $VIM\_vimrc during initialization

My $VIM\_vimrc is as follows: source $VIMRUNTIME/vimrc_example.vim source $VIMRUNTIME/mswin.vim behave mswin My $HOME\_vimrc does not have this option. I was led to believe that Vim first invokes ...
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How to load vim-javascript using Vim 8 native package manager?

I am long time Vim (Windows 10, gVim 8.1) user, happy as a clam with Vim 7. I have not used any of the plugin managers, just the one-off plugin from vim.org. I went looking for plugins to help with ...
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Auto-Deleting Swaps, Backups and Undos while Quitting vim?

Cluttering Swaps and Backups that I never use are so annoying and takes up unnecessary space. Is there a way to delete them as one quits vim with :q and similar quitting commands?