Questions tagged [microsoft-windows]

For questions specific to Vim implementations on the Microsoft Windows operating system.

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Change vimtutor language

My vimtutor is in portuguese. I don't know why, because my Windows OS is in english, so as everything else. I don't remember to have chosen "portuguese" anywhere in the vim installing process. How do ...
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Keeping personal vimrc and syntax files etc in source control?

I am trying to create a (git) repository for my vim files. Now, I am already struggling as to what directory I would store my files under. As far as I can see there is either %HOME% or %VIM%, right? ...
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Is there a source for pre-built patched Win32/Win64 vims?

Turns out my problem with this answer is that I need patch 7.4.143. I can't find any download on vim.org for a Windows patched-vim installer. Is there an official distribution of patched vim 7.4 for ...
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How to resize vim on Windows 7?

I am wondering how to resize the gVim application on Windows 7. For example, I want to grab the corner of the window with my mouse and resize the application so it takes up more space on my screen. ...
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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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Why doesn't :!start work with non-commands?

The real start command on MS Windows uses ShellExecute and can therefore open directories and documents in addition to commands. I therefore have a habit of using start . to open Explorer in the ...
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Avoid junk in the console buffer on win32

When I run vim in a win32 console window, after I exit I end up with a bunch of junk on the screen - old command output, etc, because cmd doesn't clear line contents when scrolling down. I've included ...
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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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Why won't gvim start after reinstall?

I have just reinstalled gvim 7.4 on my 64 bit Windows 7 system. gvim.exe now does not start, (or appears not to start - it may be exiting immediately) If I start vim.exe then it works fine. This is ...
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How do you open a session in an existing server?

I'm using the server mode in vim and already have an instance open with a couple of files in. I'd like to add the contents of a session file to this. However doing vim --servername vim -S ...
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I am unable to install emmet plugin on windows

My directory structure is as follows Vim/ -vim74/ -autoload/ -emmet-vim-master/ -autoload -emmet/ -plugin -doc -plugin/ -color/ -ftplugin/ -vimfiles/ -...
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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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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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Special control keys in windows 7 don't work with the 'extended english keyboard (UK)' layout

Using gvim on Microsoft Windows, I find myself unable to use some control keys. For example I cannot navigate the :help topics using Control+]. Likewise, I cannot escape insert mode using Control+[. ...
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Where is my viminfo file on Windows?

I have gVim 7.4.608 installed on Windows 7 at work. I've looked in C:\ , C:\Users\<username>\AppData , C:\Program Files\vim , C:\Temp but there's no sign of it. It must exist somewhere, command ...
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Gvim doesn't remember cursor position within line if previous session ended on line 1

I noticed that whenever I quit Gvim, it will remember the line and position within the line that the cursor was on, unless the cursor was on line 1. If the cursor was on line 1, then it will not ...
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How do I open a file that starts with an exclamation mark using filename completion

In gvim, I want to open a file that starts with an exclamationmark, say, for example, !this_is_my_file_whose_name_is_rather_long.txt. So, I type :e !this followed by pressing the tabulator. Gvim ...
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Can't change directory to network drive

Our company has recently changed to networked home directories. This includes setting enviroment variables. This has created the odd situation that gvim thinks my home directory is : :echo $HOME H:\...
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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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c:\Program is not recognized error while running vimdiff

I use windows XP for testing and running some programs. I installed Vim on the machine, but when I run vimdiff on two files, I get the following error: '""C:\Program' is not recognized as an internal ...
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How to associate gvim with extensionless files on Windows [closed]

I would like to set gvim as the default program for opening files which do not have an extension (e.g. no .txt, .php, .js, .css, .html etc... suffix as part of the file name; for instance the file ...
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j and k keys not working like they should [duplicate]

I'm using gVim on my Windows 8.1 computer with a standard QWERTY keyboard, and neither the j and k keys, nor the Up and Down arrow keys let me move up and down in my text field while in normal mode. h ...
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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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Adding emmet plugin to Vim in Windows

I am using Vim in my windows PC . Currently I am working with a web project and I want to use Vim as code editor. I tried to download and add the http://emmet.io/ plugin to Vim editor from this site ...