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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gvim throws the error 'E285: Failed to create input context'

I'm running into a bothersome issue I can't seem to solve myself. When I open gvim I receive the error E285: Failed to create input context The error always comes twice, and looks to be related to ...
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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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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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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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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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grep in my specific dictionary

I often need to make a case-insensitive search of the current word (under cursor) in a dictionary file which has a simple txt format, one entry per line. One possible solution is to record a macro in ...
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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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Why does Gvim treat ansi escape codes differently than Vim in python code?

The following python code uses ansi escape sequences to clear the terminal screen and change the text color to red. It then prints "Hello from Vim." print ('\033c\033[31m Hello from Vim.') In Vim I ...
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Choose Gvim font that maps pixel-to-pixel with display?

I recently bought a Windows 10 laptop, TravelMate P2410-G2-M. The resolution is set to the native physical resolution of the display. However, my Gvim text displays with some pixel columns/rows ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Running commands when switching to gui mode?

I only recently realized that I have a vimx binary installed that allows me to switch from terminal mode to gui mode with the :gui command. This is nice but it has complicated my configuration ...
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How to run/debug ahk (AutoHotScripts) scripts using Gvim, vim

How to execute ahk (AutoHotScripts) scripts using Gvim. Let say I have interpreter: "C:\Program Files\AutoHotkey\AutoHotkey.exe" /ErrorStdOut "d:\ahk\myscript.ahk" 2>"Syntax-Error Log.txt" While ...
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Does Windows GUI Vim perform font substitution for glyphs unavailable in current font?

MacVim specifically (if obliquely) mentions font substitution, and I've found evidence online that GTK2 gVim does too. But does Windows gvim? N.B. I'm already aware of the 'guifontwide' setting.
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Disable regex searching in specific windows

I usually have about 4 or 5 windows open in Vim. Currently - one of my files is very large(in size) - a CPU cache trace. Every time I search with "/", vim searches all windows before returning the ...
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cscope database loading issue with gvim

I generally use vim + cscope on Linux, and it works great. I have recently started using Cygwin on Windows 7, and I have been trying to replicate my development environment, with gvim and cscope. My ...
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Opening recent files issue

TLDR: How can I open a file from the list of recent files without going to the end of the list to get to the prompt for file number? In order to open recent files, I do :bro ol and then when I see ...
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Unicode character does not show when entered using <C-q> with cp932

I am trying to get the unicode character '①' inserted in vim with the insert mode command but failed. <CTRL-Q>u2460 --> result:$` So I copied the unicode to vim and checked the hex value ...
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Vimrun.exe keeps opening and closing when statusline is updated

I am working on a plugin and as part of that plugin I am trying to update the statusline with setlocal statusline=%!GetMPCStatusline(). But this causes vimrun.exe to open and close very fast. This ...
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Pdfviewer not working in vim-r-plugin (windows 10)

I cannot seem to make the pdfviewer work in the vim-r-plugin in windows 10. I use acrobat, and have added the reader to the path. It works with latexsuite, as I use let g:Tex_ViewRule_pdf = '...
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Calculate winpos arguments depending on screen/font sizes & lines option?

I am using Cygwin's X-windows and Gvim. I have a command that docks a Gvim window to the right side of my Windows 10 desktop so that I can take notes during video meetings, which seem to be the norm ...
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Adding a nasm syntax file to vim runtime directory doesn't work

I am trying to learn a bit about x86 assembly and Vim didn't have a syntax highlighter installed for it. I downloaded this One from github and placed it in the ~/.vim/after/syntax/ directory but this ...
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Suppress warning pop-up

I'm on Windows using gVim, Vim version: 8.2.2003. I get a warning pop-up with the following error message: Some language features are not available. To access all features, enable [strictTemplates](...
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How to enable right click mouse in gvim?

I can use right click mouse in vim. It can't be used in my gvim. How to enable right click mouse in gvim?