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Questions tagged [gvim]

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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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?
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How to show tabs normally when 'set list'?

Sometime there is 0xa0 in my code, which causes compile error and hard to find out where it is because it's invisible.. I searched on google and found set listchars=nbsp:. can make the 0xa0 visible. ...
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Retrieving results from variations of system('top') returns errors

Directly on the Ubuntu terminal, I can extract the results from top regarding a specific PID with: top -p <pid> -n1 | awk '/<pid>/' Where <pid> should be substituted with a PID ...
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gVim - Use different fonts using :highlight

I want to set gVim font size for Comment highlight group. When I set it, it does not do anything (the font is still the same but color changes). My .gvimrc: se guifont=Fira\ Mono\ Regular\ 10 hi ...
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2-pane layout on vim for writing (with narrowing fuction, goyo, and outlining)

Is it possible to get a layout like this using only vim? Desired functionalities: A) 2 pane layout like VOoM B) Narrowed region of the whole document on 2nd (right) panel with formatted like ...
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Unable to install most recent gvim 8.1 on Ubuntu

On Ubuntu, when I do vim --version in the terminal I get: VIM - Vi IMproved 8.1 (2018 May 18, compiled Jan 6 2019 14:05:44) Included patches: 1-699 However, when I do gvim --version I get: ...
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How to create or modify vim commands?

In Vim wrapping lines at 80 characters without breaking words can be done with the following commands according to this article: :set formatoptions+=w :set tw=80 gggqG Setting 80 char wrap is ...
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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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Why does setting runtimepath do nothing?

I'm trying to adjust my vimrc to be portable and also run under Gvim 8 on Windows 10. I use Vundle as my package manager and it works perfectly on my Ubuntu machine. However, on Windows, it won't load....
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Matching 'Capitalized' words in Vim

I'm trying to use the following regex to match 'Capitalized' words: "\l\@<!\<\u\w\+" Which matches 'Main' and 'Canvas' in: public class Main extends Canvas Or another example, matches all ...
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Need to run PlugInstall on each open

I have a .gvimrc file created to configure MacVim. I'm using Plug for package management. My .gvimrc looks as follows: call plug#begin() Plug 'tpope/vim-sensible' " sensible defaults Plug 'joshdick/...
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(Windows 10) Set Vim as Default Text Editor AND use with NERDTree

My answer in https://vi.stackexchange.com/a/18064/19950 shows the current predicament I face, where I used cmd.exe and the following code ftype VimFile="C:\Program Files (x86)\Vim\vim81\gvim.exe" ...
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regex characters replace multiple characters

what is the most efficient regex (vim/perl) to replace 10 'a' characters with 1 'c' character followed by 100 'b' characters? this does not work: :%s/a{10}/\=repeat('c',1)\=repeat('b',100)/g
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How to set vim as the default Text editor?

I'm trying to set gVim to be the default text editor on Windows but it won't work. It works with notepad++, editor... but not with Vim. Any ideas how to fix it? Screenshot: http://prntscr.com/lm069a ...
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Vim doesn't understand <Tab>, <Enter>

I have UltiSnips plugin's options in .vimrc: let g:UltiSnipsExpandTrigger="<Enter>" let g:UltiSnipsJumpForwardTrigger = "<Tab>" let g:UltiSnipsJumpBackwardTrigger = "<S-Tab>" With ...
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Cursor change when GVIM lost focus

In GVIM I use vertical thin line as my cursor by adding following line to my .gvimrc set guicursor=a:ver13-Cursor This works perfectly as long as window remained focused. As soon as GVIM window lost ...
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gVim: How to prevent horizonal scrollbar from resetting when scrolling vertically?

I am quite new to Vim and am trying to configure gVim with some of the behaviour that I like from notepad++. I disabled text wrapping with :set nowrap, then added the horizontal scrollbar with :set ...
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Sharing vim commands history across different users and computers

I have configured .dotfiles. Eg. see here https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Dotfiles So now I can do dgit push or dgit pull on whichever computer I want, and I have all my config files (including ....
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Indentation command `gg=G` for 'compressed' HTML doesn't unfold tags

Sometimes I copy 'compressed' HTML from TEXTAREA an I get code for ex. like this: <html><body><h1>header1</h1><p></p> <p></p> <div><p></...
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Why are Vim 8 :term colours with gvim different from those in plain vim :term or bash?

Vim 8 :term colours in gvim happen to be different from those seen in plain vim :term or bash. How come? How does one obtain the same bash colours in gvim? EDIT: I have been reading a bit more about ...
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How to map <A-h> without opening gvim help?

I would like to create a custom mapping for the <A-h>, i.e. Alt+h key combination. nnoremap <silent> <A-h> … However unlike <A-l>, this particular key combination opens the ...
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Syntax highlight works for gvim but not for terminal vim

I am new to vim and I want to code in vim. I have installed the necessary plugins for syntax highlighting JSX in TypeScript and everything works fine for GUI version of Vim but not for terminal-based ...
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gvim gnome hides command prompt

This is not firmly reproducible but when I run ctrl+wv to create a vertical split window, I sometimes lose visibility to the colon command prompt. Command prompt still works invisibly. Sometimes I can ...
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opening powershell from inside vim

I want to run powershell from vim and I have achieved it using the following mapping: map <leader>cd :cd %:p:h<cr>:silent !powershell<cr> The problem is that I can't do anything ...
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Why gvim can't work with command: p4 client?

P4EDITOR is set to gvim in .p4enviro. When run command p4 client in terminal, it will pop an empty tmp file. But if change editor config to P4EDITOR=vim, it works fine. How to fix this?
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Comment character is not auto-indented in Bash and Python scripts

The cursor is on line 20. After pressing o the cursor (here depicted with a |) is placed below the e of ext as expected: 18 # set default extension 19 if [ -z "$2" ]; then 20 ext='pdf' | 21 ...
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Run command to disable a plugin in modeline

System: gvim 8.1 1-116 / windows10 A file that I'd like to use modeline (enabled): # vim: ft=python but disable ale plugin that will trigger on save - the file contains some python codes. Command ...
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how to set filetype after session restored with vim-session plugin

I used exvim as session manager, it uses a project file with extension .exvim. The session is auto-loaded when double click the .exvim, and auto-saved on exit. But there're bugs and the dev is ...
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Command line messages disappear in a flash

A while back I started using guioptions +=k to (from help guioptions): Keep the GUI window size when adding/removing a scrollbar, or toolbar, tabline, etc. Instead, the behavior is ...
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Make :f do the same thing as :find in Vim

I want to make :f do the same thing as :find so if I type :f abc.txt, it should run :find abc.txt. I tried to do something like cmap f find but that just make any f into find
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How to check if my .vim/buflist.txt file is empty or contains whitespace(s) in _vimrc

How to check if my .vim/buflist.txt file is empty or contains whitespace(s) in _vimrc of my gVim on Windows 10? I tried this: let BufferListFile = $HOME . "/.vim/buflist.txt" echo BufferListFile " ...
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Maximizing gVim on Windows 10 while also restoring all open files / tabs

On Windows 10, I installed gVim 8.1, so far I have made the following progress to make it usable for me: I made changes directly to _vimrc file, in spite I know there is also a gVim specific ...
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How to adjust gVim to my HiDPI display scaling on Windows 10?

Being a user of GUI editors (mostly Sublime Text) and one simple CLI editor (nano), and just having gVim (the GUI version of vim) installed on my Windows 10, I can't figure out how to adjust this ...
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How to change gVim icon on Windows?

When open gvim, there is a small icon Vim in the title plus buffer name. I'd like to be able to hack anything about vim, including being able to change this gvim's icon. Is there a way to do that?
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Number of columns highlighted

As I am moving from Windows to Linux for my development machine, I have noticed a difference in vim between the Windows version and the Linux version. The windows will show you the number of ...
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How to auto save on *.coffee files when lose focus (in insert mode) then also back to normal mode

I'd like to lose focus when I'm in insert mode, to trigger auto-save on *.coffee buffers and also I need it to change mode from insert to normal mode to trigger Live compile feature of vim-coffee-...
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How to use WSL's bash shell as default terminal of gvim/windows 10?

gvim 8 1-26 / windows 10 I'd like to use Windows Subsystem Linux (WSL)'s bash shell as a gvim's terminal instead of cmd. So if I type in command potion of gvim: :!.\test.sh, it will echo result ...