Questions tagged [macvim]

Vim modified to run as a native OSX ("Cocoa") application. This is NOT the Vim that's included on OSX by default.

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Handle the autocomplete dependency trough different languages

Recently I have started to switch from IntelliJ stack to Vim as main IDE. Vim with plugins seems awesome to me once you get into it. Sadly during my process to switch from one to another, I realized ...
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Unintended automatic join behavior and move in editting

I have to following lines in my .vimrc file (being .vimrc is irrelevant, other files the same), noremap D "_d "Make Y behave like other capitals (C, D) nnoremap Y y$ When I started to delete "_d ...
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How do I navigate using tags in a personal copy of the vim documentation?

As background: I am a beginner in VIM and I want to go through the built-in vim manual, but with my own copy (not the system copy) so that I can practice in the manual text as I go along (I also ...
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How to match paragraphs of text ending with a character?

This problem that seems trivial is beating me real hard. I'm trying to create a couple of syntax highlighting directives for a custom language that is structured in paragraphs separated by at least ...
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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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Key repeat quit working under MacVim?

Somehow Key Repeat (hold down key for repeat) (For Cursor Movement keys) just quit working under Mac Vim! (Has worked fine for years. Works fine in other apps, terminal app.) Did I hit a bad ...
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Whats the benefit of using :term inside Vim compared to a separate terminal emulator app?

I am using iTerm2, which is working well for me. I've been using VIM for almost 2 years now, with MacVim. Then suddenly I became curious whether my coding experience will improve when I use terminal ...
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Select upto a given delimeter across multiple lines

I have a json file and I want to change keys of json file. For example { name: "John", age: 31, city:"New York", school:"xyz" } I want to make all keys uppercase. How can I do this with min ...
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Scrolling with trackpad not working Macvim

I have just installed MacVim on my new Macbook. But I have a problem: on Linux I was able to scroll through my code—vertically moving my cursor—by using my trackpad. But on Macvim this doesn't work ...
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Ultisnips stopped working this morning

I've been using Vim for about a year now (so still a newbie), but this morning UltiSnips stopped working for me. Any help would be really appreciated! When I run :UltiSnipsEdit! the console returns ...
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Font on Mac Catalina

I just now upgraded to Catalina on Mac (10.15) and immediately ran into an odd font behavior: when I open a file with MacVim (8.1.1722 (157)), the letters with tails (g, y, p...) have their tails cut ...
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How to set printexpr on MacVim persistently?

Using MacVim 8.1.1722, if I print a buffer, it opens a PDF in Preview.app. I want to open the PDF in Google Chrome instead. So I changed the file association so open foo.pdf opens Google Chrome not ...
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Float YCM completion candidate list to make more of entry previews visible?

Using plugin YouCompleteMe, I get useful previews of entries. However, if the cursor is near the end of the line, the list gets out of sight. Screenshots below; the latter with pumwidth=75. (First ...
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Using different character(s) as linebreak

Given an input file of the form #1. This STUFF Content related to 1 ...and some tips #4. Fouth heading 4para 4para #3. 3para 3para I'd like to be able to sort it to get: #1. This STUFF ...
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Simple .vimrc takes a very long time to save

Saving a file with :w takes several seconds for me, and I can't figure out the culprit. This is my .vimrc " Specify a directory for plugins " - For Neovim: ~/.local/share/nvim/plugged " - Avoid using ...
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has('mac') returns 0, but I'm on a mac? [duplicate]

I am using vim in a terminal on my mac. I understand that the command: echo has('mac') should return 1 (it does on macvim), because it's running on a mac. But it returns 0. Can anyone tell me why ...
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Are CTRL+C and <esc> the same?

I tried entering the key sequence <esc>+<n>+i+<some-char>+<esc> and it'll type <some-char> <n> times. But if I'm using a macbook keyboard there is no escape key, ...
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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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remap “undo key” to no op

I have a keyboard with an undo key right next to the esc key. I often miss esc, hit undo, which causes the vim process to be stopped. How can I remap the undo key in vim such that it doesn't do ...
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Why does MacVim crash on Zoom

If I open Macvim, everything works fine, unless I zoom in (using Cmd+"+"). If I do that, then I get a strange black boarder around the added bit of the window and the whole thing freezes. This is ...
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Mapping Buffer Movement [duplicate]

How can I configure Vim and MacVim to respond to control-arrow and meta-{h,l} key-presses? The configuration below is ignored by both. I'm using iTerm2 (version 3.2.7), Tmux (version 2.8), and Vim (...
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What is the [0/0] that pops up in corner of tmux vim if I try to scroll up?

When I'm in vim on tmux with terminal and I scroll up, the cursor will jump to where my mouse is and show a [0/0] on the right corner of my window. When that happens, I can't type or move the cursor ...
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Unable to use the clipboard when inside terminal (:term) on macOS

Actually, I am unable to do so when I am using MacVim Application. But inside iterm using Vim (the same MacVim release), I am able to. They also both use the same .vimrc . Both versions compiled ...
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vim is messed up in iterm

I installed both mvim(macvim) and vim through brew. vim was installed using "brew install vim " (with python3, doesn't matter ). The OS is High Sierra. While mvim is completely fine, vim is ...
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How to apply a custom highlight file?

I'm playing with Vim highlight, so I made the following (syntax.vim): hi Comment ctermfg=DarkGray hi LineNR ctermfg=DarkGray hi CursorLineNR ctermfg=Red hi String ctermfg=Gray hi PreProc ctermfg=...
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Avoid “write partial file”?

I use MacVim. I write-to-file frequently using ":w". I often have some lines selected visually when I do this, and get an annoying "Write partial file" dialogue (which more annoyingly doesn't tab ...
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macvim does not recognize math latex symbols anymore

I am running Macvim 8.0.1633 (146) on macos 10.13.3 Weirdly, even with syntax on, the math highlighting is plain wrong: Here, I didn't search for end{equation} Does anyone know what is going on?
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neocomplete error when using latest spf13-vim

I have been using spf13-vim for a while now. Recently I have upgraded by pulling down master from GitHub repo. After the updates I see that spf13-vim has neocomplete enabled by default. One of the ...
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MacVim - doesnt find programs in PATH when running commands using “!”

When I'm using vim in a terminal, it uses the PATH I have set, and I can run programs and scripts located in my ~/bin folder using ! For example :! some_bash_script.sh When I try this in MacVim, it ...
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Can I retain and restore all the GUI windows and its files on launch on Vim?

I'm currently using the session saving to restore the state when the app (MacVim) is closed. nnoremap <leader>q :mksession! ~/.vim/Session.vim<CR>:wqa<CR> nnoremap <leader>...
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how to make vim properly render RTL (Right to Left) languages

I get this on my vim: but the arabic translation is showing all messed up (in reverse orderlike dessem pu) it should instead show like this (this is rendered in source tree:) How to I make this ...
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Delay before running vim command?

This is probably just a bandaid for a greater problem, but I had the following code for MacVim (GUI mode) in my .vimrc autocmd GUIEnter * winpos 100 50 The problem is it's not working properly on ...
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How do I turn off undercurls in Vim-GUIs?

How do I globally turn off undercurls in Vim-GUIs (GVim & MacVim)?
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How to make <S-A-Left> and <S-A-Right> work in vim within Mac Terminal

I'm using these keyboard shortcuts to navigate/manipulate tabs in MacVim " tab navigation nnoremap <silent> <S-Left> :tabprevious<CR> nnoremap <silent> <S-Right> :...
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NERDTreeTabs error message: E492: Not an editor command

I am using macvim Version 8.0.1098 (137) MacOS Sierra 10.12.6. I downloaded NerdTree tabs from here. I am using pathogen to manage my plugins. All the plugins work except this one. This is the error ...
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Display issue: Vertically center in line when using linespace 20

I have set linespace 20 in my .vimrc and I quite like the clarity it provides. The only issue I see right now is: Notice how the spacing at the top end of the line is more than the bottom end of ...
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Indent line to the right with CMD + ] in insert mode

This is a usual shortcut in other editors: indent the current line to the right with CMD+]. How can achieve this in MacVim without leaving the insert mode?
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How to use Lua in Vim?

I'm using MacVim snapshot 134 (on Mac OS X 10.9.5), which has support for Lua: $ vim --version | grep lua +dialog_con_gui +lua/dyn +rightleft +writebackup I've got Lua installed and ...
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Version conflict between vi and vim

I installed some plugins which is supported above vi version 7.4. When i open files with vi command its will show the plugin not supported with version 7.3. After that i was opened with vim command ...
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E488: Trailing Characters error after attempting to install vim-hybrid

So I'm trying to use Vim-Hybrid as my native Vim theme but I've been running into a couple issues with it. Everytime I run the vim command now, I've been receiving the following error message: E488: ...
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Moving Vim Plugins to a separated file [closed]

I want to separate my Vim Plugins to a separated file since I using more plugins in my .vimrc file. it this possible?
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Manual fold issue on both Mac & Ubuntu

When I set foldmethod=manual and then I'm typing <zc> E490: No fold found is raising. Same story with set foldmethod=marker. The behavior is the same on Mac Sierra and Ubuntu 16.04. I ...
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Macvim shell command not working as expected

I recently switched to macvim, Everything work perfectly apart from the :shell command, which produces weird output, I tried few solutions but noting seems to me working out. :shell \n\w\n\u $ [...
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How do I enable Bash keyboard shortcuts while in Insert mode?

I like using the Bash shortcuts while at the command line to move around and edit text. A sample of some commands from the link can be seen below: Ctrl + a Go to the beginning of the line (Home) ...
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Defining mappings for files of the “null” type through /ftplugin

For files of a certain filetype, specifying "file-type-specific" mappings is simple. If Vim opens a fill and return filetype=python after issuing command :set filetype? through command-line (native ...
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Youcompleteme on Mac OS X

I'm trying to use the YouCompleteMe auto completion plugin. I have installed MacVim version 7.4. I followed the instructions on the linked page for Mac OS X by making the symlink: ln -s /usr/local/...
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Not saving colon commands in MacVim

I am using MacVim on both work and home computers. My colon commands are being saved in my home computers but not on my work computer. My .vimrc on both computers is: set shell=/bin/bash execute ...
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How to let Gvim and Mvim source the same file, shared through Dropbox?

I am using Vim on multiple operating systems (OS X, Windows, Linux Mint) on a daily basis, and I chose to have those directory-free and/or distribution-independent settings synced across the machines ...
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Collapse all directories in NerdTree by default

I recently restored my computer to a clean install and copied over my dot files. MacVim behaves quite a bit differently than my previous install. One main thing is that NerdTree no longer collapses ...
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syntastic not working on macvim, but works perfectly fine on the terminal

I have an issue where in MacVim, I don't get any syntastic/eslint related functionality. When I run !which eslint in macvim, I get "eslint not found" - eslint is definitely installed. If I run !...