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Vim display won't refresh in XQuartz

I got a new laptop (macOS Big Sur 11.5.1) and vim does not work correctly in an XQuartz terminal window. Many commands that should erase characters on the screen (such as backspacing while in insert ...
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Lightlin background colors not displaying in MacOS Terminal

Background colors in the status line (and elsewhere in vim) are not displaying. This may be because I am using someone else's Lightline config, but it looks quite different to what I am seeing. My ...
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Toggle between vim and non-vim controls

How can you get a running instance of Vim to stop using all custom mappings, and possibly even some defaults, and start using a new set of mappings. And then be able to toggle back. Specifically, I'...
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Using vim as manpager: works on Linux, fails on macOS

:h manpager describes how to use vim as a manpager: Works on: - Linux - Mac OS - FreeBSD - Cygwin - Win 10 under Bash Untested: - Amiga OS - BeOS - OS/2 For bash,zsh,ksh or dash ...
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Why is nvim updating the clipboard on start?

I use set clipboard=unnamed in my configuration. When I open nvim with nvim, the clipboard is left unchanged but if I open with nvim . the latest entry of the clipboard is always something unexpected. ...
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ctrl+a works when I ssh to linux machines but not on my local mac [closed]

I like to use ctrl+a in vim to increase numbers. I recently upgraded my mac to Calelina, and the ctrl+a command no longer works in vim. The strange thing is, when I ssh to different linux machines, I ...
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How to add python3 interface to vim?

I want to use Ultisnips and get the following error: E319: Sorry, the command is not available in this version: py3 import vim Press ENTER or type command to continue Error detected while processing /...
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Properly restore terminal title after suspending vim

I'm using Vim 7.3 on OS X Terminal version 2.6.1 (OS X version 10.11.2). If it's relevant, my version is compiled without X11. When I open a file in Vim, the terminal title bar changes to show the ...
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How do I give mvim Full Disk Access on macOS?

How can I use mvim to open files that require extra permissions on macOS? I've given MacVim Full Disk Access in "Security & Privacy": That allows me to open MacVim (by double clicking ...
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Possible to have no delay on <Esc> and also have Option+BS work in macOS/Kitty?

I make use of macOS's ability to press Option+BS to delete an entire word when typing and making mistakes. To make this work in Neovim I have the following mapping in my mappings.lua: map("i"...
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How to change foreground color of character underneath cursor?

I've tried setting the highlight rules below but it does not work. Whatever color I choose, the color of the character stays the same. I'm using xfce4-terminal on Linux and Terminal.app on Mac OSX. ...
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Emoji does not render correctly when yanked from Neovim and pasted into a macOS GUI app like TextEdit

My issue I am new to Neovim/Vim, and I am using the Neovim from Scratch config as a starting point. It works well for me for the most part. I have a peculiar encoding issue affecting emoji that ...
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iTerm2 and VI key mappings

I am trying to use a few keys and key combinations with VI (VIM - Vi IMproved 8.2) running in iTerm2 3.4.15 with zsh on macOS Monterey 12.1 on the Apple M1 Max chip. So far, I tried to set ...
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error: there was a problem with the editor "vi" -- while trying to change deployment file

Facing this error error: there was a problem with the editor "vi" when trying to change a deployment file in the Kubernetes cluster (AKS) kubectl edit deploy xxxxx -o yaml upon exiting the ...
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Clipboard sharing broke under MacOS X

I'm using (roughly) the same config for my mac and my ubuntu machine. I use set clipboard=unnamed,unnamedplus To conveniently share vim's clipboard with the system clipboard. However, lately the ...
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Vim Can't Delete on MacOS

I'm using vim 8.2.3017 built from source (the build version is not important since whatever version I use there exists this problem) on MacOS. The problem in brief: I can only delete characters ...
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Can you use neovim in a gui like mvim or gvim? (Mac OS X)

Maybe a stupid question but is it possible to run neovim on a GUI like gvim or mvim? I need some GUI to do remote work within Filezilla Thanks
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cryptic error since Big Sur upgrade, :PlugInstall doesn't work, and none of my plugins work

Error: Error detected while processing BufWinEnter Autocommands for "*"..function <SNR>3_LocalVimRC[322]..BufWinEnter Autocommands for "*"..function <SNR>3_LocalVimRC: ...
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Native support for Apple Silicon

Is there a timeline for when the Mac-version of Vim will get native support for Apple's new system architecture, Apple Silicon?
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Can't use <Tab> in insert mode

I installed neovim on my mac and use the config I have from my Ubuntu laptop but I can't use Tab in insert mode (not indent). I press the tab and nothing happened. Everything is fine on my Ubuntu ...
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changing cursor to block in insert mode on Neovim

I am a new neovim user. I am currently on MacOS, and using iTerm as my terminal emulator. I am using Neovim 0.4.3. I would like to configure my neovim in such a way that the cursor in insert mode is ...
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Can I use Mac keybindings in insert mode?

I use Vim on a Mac book, and I am wondering if it is possible for me to use Mac keybindings when I am in insert mode. For example, option + delete to remove the word before the cursor, command + ← to ...
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Map left command key to left control key in terminal only?

I've asked this question over on AskDifferent without any luck. I'm using neovim to edit code and am needing to create a mapping to bind to <cmd-w> to <C-w>. How would I go about this on ...
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cannot save raw plug.vim file [closed]

MacOS, I am trying to save plug.vim file by: navigate to https://raw.githubusercontent.com/junegunn/vim-plug/master/plug.vim Using save file as option to save plug.vim to this location /usr/share/vim/...
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Alternative to screen/tmux for window management, that can survive a restart

I just bought a new macbook and I want to start my dev environment fresh. [I've been using the same sorta broken setup for about 5 years now] Currently, I use vim, in a screen session, in a terminal. ...
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YouCompleteMe installation-problem with Vim, Vundle on macOS 10.4.6/hombrew

I tried to install YCM. After some faults, Vundle shows that the install is complete, but YCM-Server is down. When I ran install.py I allways get this kind of error ... ' fatal error: '...
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Contextual Snippets in UltiSnips not working

I have been using vimtex with UltiSnips for a while on Linux platform and it has been working just fine. Recently, I switched to MacBook Air M1 for the same and installed the above mentioned plugins ...
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how to make vim colorscheme work on big sur terminal?

some say I need to install iTerm because osx terminal only support 16 colors but when I check the terminal.app it use xterm-256 and it support 256 color test some say default osx doesn't support 256 ...
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Why does terminal vim enter replace mode with my vimrc file? [duplicate]

I mostly use MacVim, but sometimes I'm in the terminal and use the CLI vim. I recently decided to clean up my vimrc file, retaining only what I knew I wanted. It works fine with MacVim, but when I ...
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How to map command+shift+right to widen vim split?

When I use 5<C-w>> in vim it makes my currently selected split increase by '5'. When I try to create this mapping on my Mac: noremap <silent> <D-S-Left> 5<C-w><<CR>...
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Vim indentation different on linux and macOS

I'm using vim to write in C for college. My .c files need to abide to specific formatting rules. While I'm writing my files on Linux, the .c files will be evaluated on macOS. I noticed that any tabs ...
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How to override the terminal title bar preferences in Vim

I have only the Working directory or document and Active process name preferences checked for Terminal window titles. Then in VIM I use a custom titlestring. However, the title bar is displayed as &...
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Key Registration Problem

I have a problem that sometimes happens when I do type in Neovim. It does not register keys or mouse clicks correctly, which causes me to restart the iTerm session and rescue the working file with ....
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If one can diff from Vim without the need to boot `vimdiff` then why is it a binary program?

Before you start reading. Before having answers, I thought vimdiff was a binary program because I'm used to Debian's file, which seems not to honor POSIX (but I didn't knew); but then I used macOS 10....
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How to install the latest version of Vim on macOS?

I'd use Homebrew to install Vim on macOS, with brew install vim, but the Homebrew Formula for Vim seems to install many additional features that I don't need. For example, while I do plan on using Vim ...
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"Error detected while processing /Users/mycomputer/.vimrc:" when I try to open a file

New to vim. I'm on MacOS and every time I do vim something.txt, it gives me Error detected while processing /Users/mycomputer/.vimrc: line 128: E471: Argument required Press ENTER or type command to ...
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Can't Copy Non-ASCII Characters

I can't copy Non-ASCII charaters from Neovim anymore when I select them with mouse or crtl + v. For example, I have the Turkish word Bankası written in my editor. When I yank and paste it to somewhere ...
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Why is the cursorline always showing after the cursor moves over a line?

Can anyone can help me, my vim always shows the cursorline, like this: I have set nocursorline in the ~/.vimrc, but it has no effect. vim version is: 7.4.622 vim is run on OSX 10.10.3, how to ...
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How do I run Homebrew vi on macOS instead of the older version Apple provided?

I have recently upgraded to Vim 8 using Homebrew, but my vi commands still load the OS-provided version 7.4 of Vim. I could add an alias to vi, but is there another way?
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script colors to solarized

using macOS, I've colored the Terminal app by importing the Solarized theme but the scripts I write inside the terminal are not displayed in the Solarized theme. :colorscheme="default" While ...
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Problems after update to OSX Catalina

I recently updated my MacBook to OSX Catalina and now I am getting some unwanted behavior in vim (though it seems to be working overall?). On opening vim I see the following stream of errors (...
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in macOS, shell escape to bash not zsh

On macOS I've set my login shell to bash instead of zsh, which became the default in Catalina (Terminal > Preferences > General > Shells open with: > /bin/bash). But when I shell escape from vi (from ...
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Suggested short-cuts for "Command" shortcuts used across most programs

I often find myself using the following no matter what the program is: Cmd s to save. Cmd a to select-all Cmd t to open a new tab Cmd c to copy Cmd v to paste Cmd z to undo Cmd Shift z to redo That ...
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How to map CMD+Alt alone to the command?

I am trying to map Cmd+Alt to start searching in vim (/). The only question is: how would I do this? I know to map Alt in vimscript is by typing <A> but I do not know how to do Cmd. I also want ...
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simultaneous "vi <(command)" in macOS

In macOS Catalina, from Terminal, bash, vim 8.1, I launch vi <(command1) to see the output of a command. From another terminal, I launch another vi <(command2). Then vim complains that it's ...
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How to ident the cursor to the indentation of the above line?

I want to move the cursor to the indentation of the line above. As seen from the example below, when I move the cursor down (j or arrow-down), it goes to the start of the line. This is both true for ...
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Why does :! open -a terminal or :! start cmd create totally new "applications"?

Edit: on Windows, looks like it's opening in sysWOW64 instead of system32. Any ideas why? Title. Basically, both of these commands are supposed to open a new console, the former on my mac and the ...
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MacOS Terminal CPU spike after exiting Vim

I'm using Vim 8.1 from homebrew on MacOs 10.14.6. Whenever I exit vim back to the terminal, the first keypress in the terminal afterward results in a beachball and CPU spike to 100%, with terminal ...
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How to mimic Alt key functionality from ubuntu gnome to OSX iTerm2?

When I use Vim on my home Ubuntu computer, I am able to use alt-[key] as a quick way to jump from insert mode to normal mode and immediately run the [key] command. One thing I frequently do is: alt-j ...
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Random characters appear in my buffer but they are not part of the current file

I really don't know what details to give except for some screenshots and my vimrc file, I think it is because of a plugin but I am really not sure. Random characters just appear. Note that they are ...