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Gvim 8.1 on Windows 10 won't source $HOME\_vimrc

I have a $HOME\_vimrc present, but it doesn't show up in the output of :scriptnames. And when I run gvim -V, it reports: could not source "$HOME\_vimrc" The only thing in my $HOME\_vimrc is the ...
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Cannot remap Control Backspace and Control Shift Z in Windows

What's up with Control Backspace, and Control Shift Z for the Windows cmd terminal? I cannot seem to remap them. All the former does in Insert Mode is type Î, and then make the "z" letter ...
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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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Can't use the usual !!foo in vim // gvim on Windows 10 - missing tmp files

I'm running vim // gvim 8.2 (fresh off of vim.org, and was before---just re-installed to do so as administrator, per instructions I'd missed before). I've been getting this since getting this Windows ...
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Windows Vim overwrites WSL file mode

I'm using gVim on Windows to edit files in WSL2 Ubuntu via the \\wsl$ mapping. When I :write in Vim, it overwrites the linux file mode/permissions with 644/-rw-r--r--, no matter what the mode was to ...
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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 do I get the name of the current terminal in Vim?

I'm currently running Vim in Windows 10. I want to specify in my config file certain settings for when I'm running Vim in Cmder, different settings when I'm running Vim in Alacritty, etc. When in ...
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What's the best way to configure vim to unzip files with 7zip

In an answer to this particular question it said that it's enough to have unzip installed and available to make vim to unzip files on the fly. However what wonders me is there any way to configure vim ...
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Black Borders in Neovim when using Windows Terminal

Why are these black borders generated when I open Neovim in Windows Terminal?
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How can I get gVim on Windows to behave as on Linux?

I am a frequent user of the Vim editor on Linux and now I want to use it on Windows. I downloaded Vim for Windows, which happens to be gVim. Several features of Vim doesn't work in gVim 7.4 like ...
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Windows save type breaks vim

So I wanted to use this plugin but if I start it, I'm getting this error message: (I changed that line a bit to hash('nvim') but the ^M still breaks the code because it has a the microsoft line-...
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Does powerline and vim work in windows using Cmder shell terminal?

I am using the cmder under windows 7. I am using Vim version 7.4; I'm using the airline plugin and I installed the powerline font/patch. I followed the instruction and also added the following to my ...
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What is the difference between signed vim and unsigned vim?

On the vim.org download page, there's an option to download a "signed" version of vim for windows (https://www.vim.org/download.php). What is the difference between using one of the "...
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Intermittently cannot switch from Vim terminal to other panes

I've looked at quite a few other posts and haven't found a similar problem. I've recently begun using WSL and Vim and love it. Most of the time, it works great and I use CTRL-W-h/j/k/l to navigate ...
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How do I pass a full filepath to a function in a Vim plug-in?

I have an exe program that checks for certain errors in a text file. I want to create a shortcut (like \+M) to run that exe file against the text file. My exe file's path is C:\Users\xyz\Documents\...
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Fatal Python error: Py_Initialize: unable to load the file system codec ImportError: No module named 'encodings'

I am new to vim. As much as I love it, there seem to be a lot of bugs or errors every time I try doing something. I am unable to run the plugin "browserlink.vim" (https://github.com/jaxbot/...
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make appending strange folder to my makeprg on Windows

I recently came to use NeoVim and I was trying to configure my vim to run a single file using :make command (My g++ is from MinGW), I tried to use :let &makeprg = 'g++ -Wall -Wextra -std=c++17 -o %...
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<ESC> does not exit command-line mode. Neovim on tmux on WSL

nvim is not exiting command-line mode when the ESC key is hit. E.g., the key sequence :ff<ESC>ff gives :ffff at the command-line prompt. The expected behavior is that the first :ff be discarded ...
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Windows 10 Clipboard

Windows 10 has a clipboard history which can be accessed using WIN+V it has a recent history of all your copy and paste. When using this in VIM and trying to paste from it doesn't work it acts like ...
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How to open pdf from local path with parameters using gf/gx like command?

I have a path name with page number in vim buffer and I want to open it using Sumatra PDF. d:\drivers\instruction.pdf -page 40 Instruction above works fine using command line - cmd.exe and it opens ...
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A problem when use ALE for syntax checking and gvim for vivado's editor

VIM version: VIM - Vi IMproved 8.2 (2019 Dec 12, compiled Sep 14 2020 22:03:16) OS information: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional version 2004 (OS Version: 10.0.19041) Problem Description: I use gvim ...
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Navigating between split vi windows [duplicate]

On Windows OS, I am using Chrome web browser to ssh into a remote Linux terminal and using vi there. One can use Ctrl-w + hjkl to navigate among split vi windows. However, the problem is Ctrl-w ...
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Using Vim-Plug with portable version of gvim (windows)

My university does not (quite understandably) provide administrative rights to users on their public machines (which run only MS Windows 7 OS). As a regular vim user, I use a lot of plugins (...
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vim-dadbod with Azure sql uses SQLCMD with quotes that break it

Greetings Vim Experts! I'm using gVim on windows 10, and installing the plugin vim-dadbod to work with Azure SQL (SQL Server). I believe the plugin is installed correctly as I see the connection ...
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`set guicursor` has no effect in VIM on Windows

Neither set guicursor=i:ver25-iCursor nor set guicursor=a:blinkon0 have any effect in VIM on Windows. I expected them to change the caret from a block to a line and to stop it from blinking, ...
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In Windows, plugins are not loading when gVim is started from a file

My gVim works perfectly when I open Vim\vim82\gvim.exe. However, when I right click a file and select open with > gVim the plugins do not load, while other settings in my _vimrc are applied like ...
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Gvim E370: cannot load library python36.dll with installed Python 3.8

I get often error E370: cannot load library python36.dll while using different plugins like: Fugitive.vim. I have Python 3.8 install with proper PATH. Is it possible to force Gvim to use python38.dll ...
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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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Required to write gvimdiff file1 ..\..\..\file2 to diff correctly

I'm trying to diff two files using gvimdiff file1 file2. This works in certain parts of my file system, but if I'm several directories deep, it stops working. Instead, it'll open three files and one ...
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Adding python directory

After following some advice my vimrc contains: set rnu set nu set autoindent set pythonthreedll=C:\Program Files (x86)\Vim\vim82\autoload\python37.dll set pythonthreehome=C:\Program Files (x86)\Vim\...
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Open file, make changes, save it as a new one. In one step, using the Windows command prompt

I have a file foo.txt with just a one line ab. I want to launch Vim in such a way that it will open this file, swap characters using xp, and then save it as bar.txt. Something like this: gvim foo.txt ...
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Python script not running through vim but runs on Windows CMD

I have recently switched to vim from VS Code. I have Vim 8.2. I have put these lines in my _vimrc file so that I can run python in vim by pressing F9:- autocmd FileType python map <buffer> <...
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Vim syntax highlighting becomes crazy

Some overview and history. Environment: OS: Windows 8.1 Emulator: cygwin (mintty) Terminal: xterm-256 Vim: v8.0 (Cygwin edition) Vim setup: Plugin manager: VimPlug Enabled plugins: Plug 'scrooloose/...
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Windows: disable Vim's start or intro screen

The same as the existing question, but for the Windows console version. I do not see "startify.vim".
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YouCompleteMe unavailable: unable to load Python [duplicate]

I have done PlugInstall but it gives: YouCompleteMe unavailable: unable to load Python. The same error happens while loading UltiSnips: E370: Could not load python36.dll My vimrc: set rnu set nu ...
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How to get Python support on MS Windows?

I've installed the latest version of Vim to date (8.0) for Windows. But the version of Vim I've got does not have Python support. I've downloaded the .exe version directly from vim.org. echo has('...
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How can I keep my cursor normal after exiting a terminal buffer?

Right now, whenever I open a terminal with :term, my cursor changes from a half-height/orange cursor to a full-height/gray cursor (depending on the emulator). When I navigate back to another window, ...
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YouCompleteMe cannot find module

I am trying to get YCM working on Windows 10. Vim version: 8.1 64-bit GUI Since I'm using the regular gvim installer for Windows I have python support Compiler flags as follows: Compilation: cl -c /...
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In Windows 10, WSL 2, Windows Terminal, bash and VIM, how to avoid the conflict of <c-v>?

With the newly released Windows 10 update 2004, we can run native Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) 2 and install Ubuntu 20.04 on it. Then we can run native bash inside the latest Windows Terminal. ...
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Much slower startup on Windows than WSL2

I finally got around to refreshing my vim setup and adding plugins and such. As a result, my startup time has gotten much worse. What's strange though is that it only seems to be an issue on Windows. ...
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Change cursor shape in Vim PowerShell

I have looked through the web but I have found no answer to this. https://vim.fandom.com/wiki/Change_cursor_shape_in_different_modes The above website mentions ways to do it in terminals but not when ...
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Which vim configuration makes green line on the screen when I'm not looking?

It's only been a few days since I configured vim, installed WSL2, etc. Everything was alright, but today was different. I opened vim, and began coding. My code was kind of long so I couldn't see the ...
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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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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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Remapping the menu key in Neovim-Qt

I would like to map the menu key (aka application key) on my keyboard to various behaviors in Vim, but in Neovim-Qt on Windows 7, Vim does not recognize presses of the menu button. For example, when I ...
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Change $HOME before it gets accessed

I'm using vim 8.1 on windows. The IT department has set $HOME to a slow network drive. Every time a file gets written to $HOME vim slows down. I have $VIM/vimrc with the following content. let $HOME ...
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undercurl not visible to me in gvim on WIndows 10

I like to use undercurl to highlight spelling mistakes in Vim. I believe it does this by default. This works fine in MacOS and Linux but it isn't visible for gvim on Windows 10. Originally, I ...
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Advantages and disadvantages of using 64-bit build over 32-bit build

For MS-Windows, VIM releases 32-bit executable as well as 64-bit executable. The VIM download page mentions that the 64-bit version uses a lot more memory, but is compatible with 64 bit plugins. Are ...
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Quickfix and building a CMake project on windows

I'm trying to get to the point where I can build a CMake project in neovim and have it output a quickfix list that I can quickly step through. In Visual Studio, I would typically hit CTRL+b for build,...
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Portable NeoVIM configuration / Folder confusion

I'm attempting to create a portable Neovim configuration for Windows. I'm a bit confused about all the directories. Maybe someone can shed a little light on me :) So I downloaded a pre-built archive ...

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