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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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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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Is there any similar way in vim to get standard path like neovim stdpath function

In neovim, we can get default standard path via stdpath() function. I wonder if there is any way to do that in vim. below is the help doc about stdpath() in neovim: stdpath({what}) *...
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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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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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Unable to map ctrl-l

My _vimrc contains the following lines: set nocompatible source $VIMRUNTIME/vimrc_example.vim source $VIMRUNTIME/mswin.vim behave mswin nmap <c-l> :w<CR> nmap <c-m> :w<CR> ...
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Why does Gvim not see my X11 fonts?

After going blind from using Gvim with non-bitmapped fonts, I tried to narrow my question from the previous attempts (1) and (2) (with older attempts going back years). Specifically, I wanted to find ...
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Directory symlink browsing moves me to new location when autochdir is set

I have a symlinked directory as such: ~/nested Which points to this directory: ~/whatever/yetanother/andanother/nested When I launch gvim or command line vim (7.4, with the standard, built-in ...
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How to resolve gVim startup error "No D-BUS daemon running"

Stating gnome-vim from the terminal on Linux Mint 17.3 I am getting the following error: An error occurred while loading or saving configuration information for gvim. Some of your configuration ...
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How to Make gVim Transparent

I am using Vim on Arch Linux. One thing I like to do is using my transparent terminal I can be editing a latex file and have it automatically compiling and showing behind what I am writing. Is there a ...
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Stray characters when scrolling in gvim

When scrolling with the mouse wheel, characters will often duplicate themselves on subsequent lines. For instance, if I'm scrolling down, I can sometimes see an open brace on its line and on the ...
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How to make gvim always confirm quit when pressing the X button on the window

Using set confirm or the confirm-quit plugin makes it so that vim always confirms quit. But in gvim, if you just press the X at the top, it always quits -- no confirmation (unless the file is unsaved) ...
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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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Cannot set guifont or guifontwide to installed font

OS and desktop environment info: uname -a Linux debian 5.10.0-18-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 5.10.140-1 (2022-09-02) x86_64 GNU/Linux sudo dpkg -s lxde | grep Version Version: 11 sudo dpkg -s lxappearance | ...
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What Neovim GUIs have GUI scrollbars as described in vim under :h gui-scrollbars?

TL;DR I am looking for a Neovim GUI with GUI scrollbars as described in vim under :h gui-scrollbars (accessed on 2021-08-21). What GUI Vim scrollbars are like 2. Scrollbars *gui-...
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Eye torturing colors in Vim/GVim terminal

I am using GVim but this happens in terminal Vim too. I use the Gruvbox theme. Whenever I start the terminal using :term, I see too blue colors when I change the directory within the shell. The ...
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"Edit with existing Vim" - how does it work?

I have Vim 8.1.1 on Windows 7. I can click on the file with right mouse button, and there will be an option "Edit with Vim". Then, if I click another file, there will be two options: "Edit with Vim" ...
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gVim very slow start with guioptions-=T

I'm experiencing the problem with gvim taking ~20 secs to start when I have guioptions-=T in my .vimrc. Tried both version 8.1.0875 and 8.2.0121 I found this bug report which is now closed, but 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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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 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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Does Windows GUI Vim perform font substitution for glyphs unavailable in current font?

MacVim's documentation specifically (if obliquely) mentions font substitution, and I've found evidence online that GTK2 gVim does it too. But does Windows gvim? N.B. I'm already aware of the '...
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How to properly use the MDI window pop-in (-P parameter)

I've never in 5+ years of vim usage and writing all kinds of custom plugins been able to properly figure out how to use the gvim -P windowname command line option. According to vim's own ...
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Syntastic checking for embedded handlebars code?

I'm editing some HTML, which has embedded handlebars templates. For example: <script id="rowTemplate" type="text/x-handlebars-template"> <tr> <td>{{ id }}</td> <td&...
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:!make is at least 10times slower compared to terminal on MacOS X

I am using MacVim version 7.4. I am authoring a large LaTeX file and I use a GNU Makefile to compile the documents along with lots of figures and other targets. The command make generates lots of ...
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gvim on windows - compiled ycm plugin now crashing on start

I installed the YouCompleteMe(YCM) plugin and compiled it using the provided instructions, one after the other for all options excluding rust. Below is a reproduction of the commands I ran, the reason ...
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escaping a character included in a conceal command vimscript

I'm playing with conceal in help files to highlight / colour specific text strings which was working fine until I added the :print: example below. Using this concealed all the : as expected so I ...
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Gvim rendering artifacts?

I'm running Gvim 704 on Windows 7 Ultimate x64. Sometimes for some unapparent reason I get these blue dot artifacts: I'm very minimalist when it comes to plugins, I only use pathogen, ctrlp, ...
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In gVim 9.1 how to have different backgrounds for text and the empty area to the right of <EOL>, with hlsearch ans syntax highlight still working?

I would like to use two different backgrounds colors bg1 and bg2 with: bg1 for all text on a line (possibly nothing if line is empty) up to the end-of-line, bg2 for the empty area after the end-of-...
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gvim can be really slow to display the last typed character in VirtualBox. How do I fix that issue?

While working in an Ubuntu VirtualBox (host is also Ubuntu), gvim is being really slow at showing the last character I just typed, or, when I move the cursor up/down/left/right, it also takes 1 to 2 ...
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Move between buffers of a certain filetype

scenario: I have a bunch of programs that generate output, the programs and output are open in buffers and the programs are one filetype eg .r and the output is another filetype eg .txt I want to ...
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How to solve vim editing data files on multiple locations (eg: different devices)?

Sorry for my lousy title, feel free to improve it because i am not good at describing my issue. I don't know how to use 1 sentence to describe my problem, hence lengthy text below. sorry. I uses vim ...
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How to change Vim's unsaved change symbol + to *?

By default, the unsaved change symbol is + shown ahead of the file name on tab-bar or on title-bar. Is it possible to change this symbol? For example, to *.
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I am developing my own python package, but Omnicomplete won't recognize it

I have my package in a local folder (say C:/Users/Myself/PythonStuff/MyPackage). Next, I created a new file in C:/Users/Myself/PythonStuff where I import my package, i.e. on top of my new file I have ...
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Inserting digraphs but unintentionally holding down CTRL key

In insert mode, I insert digraphs using CTRL-k. For example, I get é by pressing CTRL-k ' e. However, when typing fast, I am often still holding down the CTRL key when I hit the ' key which cause Vim ...
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font size for specific file type

this guy explains how to make a slide presentation in vim: "Giving a Text Based Slide Presentation in Vim without Plugins" https://invidious.osi.kr/watch?v=7fIR55kkTwc he defines file type ....
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gVim ':terminal' accents don't work

I am using gVim in Xubuntu 20.04. My version is vim 8.2.4295. If I use a regular terminal, like xterm, and open Vim and then type ':terminal', I can use accents, e.g., íàê, etc. while in the vim-...
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Accessing python dataframe columns in vim editor upon pressure of a key

I have the following situation import pandas as pd T = read_csv("MyFile") I would like to have a list of the dataframe T columns when I type T[" and then I hit a key like <tab> ...
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Vimwiki: My vimwiki index file was deleted by accident. Is there a way to recreate it?

My vimwiki index file was deleted by accident. Is there a way to recreate it? I have all the *.wiki files that have the content. I was hoping there was a command to generate an index from capturing ...
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Why `highlight X ...` from `.vimrc` does not work in gVim (but works in VIM) and I have to type it again during session?

For following snippet of code, to see what was highlighted I need to run :highlight LineHighlight ctermbg=darkgray guibg=drakgray after running vim session, and then rest of snippet works (i.e. loads ...
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Open file with path over 260 signs length in WIndows

Is there any way to open file with Gvim under Windows 10 from path over 260 signs length with out mapping the path to network drive?
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What is gVim render stack?

I would like to know which technology/ies are used to display gVim windows and fonts on graphical environments (Windows, Mac, Linux and BSD). Thanks in advance
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colorcheme in vim is partially working. how can I apply the theme successfully?

Thank you for all yours advise that for help to improve my question. I'm not find yet how to resolve this problem in here. I'm really appreciate If you left the link about answer of this problem. ...
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Getting the half of a glyph

while trying to add a unicode font, I am getting the half of the font, like in line 239 and 240 in the screenshot: I have, in my vimrc: set history=700 " How many line Vim ...
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gvim vs. xterm: what's wrong with my guifont?

The 10x20 is the (alias for) font I use with xterm -- and I like it. Both for shell-commands and vi/vim. Yet, when I use the :set guifont=10x20, I get "w i d e l y" spaced characters for ...
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gvim 8.2 windows10 _gvimrc location

I am using gvim. I have checked the location of the RUNTIMEFILE with :echo $RUNTIMEFILE and found that is is located in c:\Programme\vim\vim82. The file _gvimrc is there indeed. However, I do not have ...
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Passing command to shell with "&" operator fails to open app, ubuntu 20.04

Hi I open files in the same folder the current file in the buffer in a couple of GUI apps (inkscape and libreoffice calc) on a regular basis from within Gvim as part of my workflow . Inkscape is the ...
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Building vim with GTK on ubuntu

I am interested in building vim from source. The configure script is not detecting that I have gtk3 (dev) installed, and the only gui vim it builds is Athena. The non-gui portion of vim builds OK. I ...
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How to get gVim to respect the aero snap keyboard shortcuts, ie Win+Left, Win+Up, etc

Is there a way to get gVim on Windows 10 to respond to the Windows aero "snap" shortcuts that move the window the left, right, maximize, minimize? Ie, Win+Left, Win+Right, Win+Down, Win+Up. ...
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gvim remove menu and toolbar, but keep original geometry

I start gvim with this entry in .bashrc alias G='gvim -fg white -bg black -geom 80x45 ' and have in .vimrc set guioptions=aeik which works as expected and gives me a gvim that looks like vim in a tty, ...
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gVim on Windows not distinguishing Numpad Enter

Using gVim on Windows, I'm trying to add a mapping to <kEnter>, but it seems that it's not being treated seperately from <CR>. New to Windows, so I thought this may just be an OS thing, ...
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