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How can I install 64-bit Vim on Windows?

Vim's Downloads page says the 64-bit version is discontinued: Win64 The 32-bit version of Vim runs fine on 64-bit windows. There was a 64-bit binary, but it wasn't used much and maintenance ...
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How to use WSL's bash shell as default terminal of gvim/windows 10?

gvim 8 1-26 / windows 10 I'd like to use Windows Subsystem Linux (WSL)'s bash shell as a gvim's terminal instead of cmd. So if I type in command potion of gvim: :!.\test.sh, it will echo result ...
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Neovim setup on MS Windows

I'm trying to switch from Gvim to Neovim. Most tutorials are about Linux and not how to setup Neovim on MS Windows? Two problems: vimrc From the document it's %userprofile%\AppData\Local\nvim\init....
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How do I get gvim to start maximised in Windows?

I'd like to have my editors give me as much screen real estate as possible since it increases my ability to see most of the code at once. The problem is that gvim seems to give me either an 80x25 ...
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24-bit / 256 colorscheme in Windows console

I'm using 64-bit Vim 8.1.0428 on Windows 10 release 1803. The Windows 10 console now has 24-bit colours, and Vim 8 has been patched to handle 24-bit colours in the Windows console (i.e. using vim.exe ...
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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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Copying From Vim to Ubuntu Bash on Windows

Note: this question is specific to the relatively new Ubuntu Bash on Windows system. So it seems possible to paste into Vim from the Windows clipboard by simply right clicking in insert mode after ...
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Why can't I paste commands into vi?

I've been using vi for 40 years. A week ago I upgraded; Disaster struck! The upgrade was to VIM - Vi IMproved 8.0 (2016 Sep 12, compiled Mar 4 2018 23:38:28) I run this on xterm under Cygwin (...
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Contents of _vimrc file depend on how it is opened

I've run into a weird problem with Vim on Win8 that I just can't get my head around. Some of the stuff I'm going to mention happened months ago and therefore aren't fresh in my memory anymore, so ...
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Visual Differences between vim on virtualbox Ubuntu guest (through putty) OR gVim on Windows host

Ok, it's a curiosity more than a real question, I apologize in advance for long post: Usually I code with vim on a ubuntu headless, as a virtualbox guest on my stupid windows 7 host; I access linux ...
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Vim crash with :py3 import sys; print(sys.version)

Windows 8 Vim 8.0.584, 32 bit from https://tuxproject.de/projects/vim/ .7z archives: x86 python36.dll, 32 bit from https://www.python.org/ftp/python/3.6.0/python-3.6.0-embed-win32.zip copied python36....
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Vim on WSL: synchronize system clipboard? (set clipboard^=unnamed)?

While using WSL/Bash for Windows I want to be able to use y yy 3y and p the same way they always work in vim, but connecting to the system clipboard shared by all apps, not to vim's internal clipboard....
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How to check whether Vim is built as a 32-bit or 64-bit application?

How do I check if Vim is compiled as 64-bit or 32-bit from within vimscript? Specifically on Windows.
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Syntax highlighting shows a yellow bar on Windows 10

Good afternoon, I just started using the Ubuntu shell from Windows 10, and I copied my Mac .vimrc file. Everything seemed normal until these yellow bars started showing up at the end of some lines. ...
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How to view javascript tags in vim using tagbar + jsctags + tern_for_vim + ctags_exuberant?

I'm writing javascript code using vim and I really like to have outline view for the current javascript file I'm editing. I find tagbar is the popular plugin for this purpose. And on its wiki, for ...
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Gvim how to open several files in different buffers from MS Windows explorer

On MS Windows using gVim, is it possible to select several files from the explorer and open them in the same instance of gVim in different buffers? At the moment if I select 3 different files on ...
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How to get put the result of a shell command in a variable?

I would like to capture the result of a shell command into a vim variable inside of my vimrc file. I tried using let myvar = system("DIR") however it seems to crash vim when I put it in my vimrc file....
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Make `!` work with powershell (neovim)

I want to use ! with powershell. I use neovim natively on windows. I tried these settings set shell=powershell.exe set shellcmdflag=-NoProfile\ -NoLogo\ -NonInteractive\ -Command set shellpipe=| set ...
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Translate file paths in quickfix list

I'm using msys + vim + ninja + MSVC on windows. When building, the quickfix list has errors that use the windows path, ie c:\work\folder\file.cpp Vim handles it ok-ish, it can open the files, but ...
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Changing the vim color scheme only highlights lines of text?

I'm a big noob to vim here. I was trying to change the colorscheme of vim by editing the .vimrc file, but as I was playing around with different color schemes (ayu and gruvbox, for example) I noticed ...
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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 ...