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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 to create an Edit-with-Vim context menu entry for Vim 8.1 on Windows 10

The Explorer context menu entry does not get created by the installer. Windows 10 Pro v1803 (64-bit). What I have already tried: Installed Vim 8.1 using the stock Windows installer https://ftp.nluug....
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Vim error: Unable to open swap file when using backslash as path separator in Windows shell

I'm using cmder as my Win7 shell. I see the following behaviour: Works fine (file in current directory): vim test Works fine (absolute path): vim ~/test Works fine (relative path with forward ...
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Vim is taking a really long time to open spelling suggestions

I have recently reinstalled vim and I noticed that the Spell checking is working very slowly. Whenever I do a z= on an incorrectly spelled word, Vim takes a good 4-5 seconds to show the spelling ...
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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 get vim on Windows to start quickly

I installed Vim 8.1 with all the default options on Windows 10. I didn't modify vimrc. It takes more than 5 seconds to launch Vim (or gvim) each time I edit a file, and has just as long of a delay ...
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How to load vim-javascript using Vim 8 native package manager?

I am long time Vim (Windows 10, gVim 8.1) user, happy as a clam with Vim 7. I have not used any of the plugin managers, just the one-off plugin from vim.org. I went looking for plugins to help with ...
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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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Strange characters appear after leaving insert mode on Windows

I use Vim v7.4 on a Windows laptop. Recently, I copied my .vimrc from a Mac, only to find that every time I leave insert mode, a sequence of strange characters will appear: These characters (right ...
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Vim /usr/bin/bash: /s: No such file or directory

Repost from Stackoverflow; I read a comment which directed me here saying it would be more helpful. Just set up nvim; unfortunately, the following error is plaguing the setup. Whenever I try to ...
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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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"Edit with existing Vim" - how does it work?

I have Vim 8.1.1 on Windows 7. I can click on the file with right mouse button, and there will be an option "Edit with Vim". Then, if I click another file, there will be two options: "Edit with Vim" ...
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ftplugin not loading

This is my .vimrc set nocompatible " be iMproved, required filetype off " required " set the runtime path to include Vundle and initialize set rtp+=~/.vim/bundle/Vundle....
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How to properly use the MDI window pop-in (-P parameter)

I've never in 5+ years of vim usage and writing all kinds of custom plugins been able to properly figure out how to use the gvim -P windowname command line option. According to vim's own ...
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The $path used by ":!start cmd" is different from my system $path in windows

So I do a lot of python work in GVim on Windows 7, and I'm running into an annoying roadblock. This might be more of a Windows question, but it's happening in Vim, so ... I have this in my python.vim ...
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gvim on windows - compiled ycm plugin now crashing on start

I installed the YouCompleteMe(YCM) plugin and compiled it using the provided instructions, one after the other for all options excluding rust. Below is a reproduction of the commands I ran, the reason ...
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Gvim rendering artifacts?

I'm running Gvim 704 on Windows 7 Ultimate x64. Sometimes for some unapparent reason I get these blue dot artifacts: I'm very minimalist when it comes to plugins, I only use pathogen, ctrlp, ...
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How to show where the word is found when using "auto complete" if it's "The only match"

When I type some letters and hit CTRL+P, vim shows a list of possible words that may complete my letters. On the left of the list, it shows the completed word. And on the right of the list, it shows ...
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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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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 do I configure vim to unzip files with 7zip?

In an answer to this particular question, it's said that it's enough to have unzip installed and available to make vim able to unzip files on the fly. However, I'm wondering if there's a way to ...
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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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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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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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Using xxd in Windows

I installed gvim82 to specifically use the xxd command in windows. I ran the :!xxd -i command followed by file_name.txt > header_file_name.h in the windows command prompt but nothing happens, not ...
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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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Why does vim work if command file is double clicked, but not from DOS?

(Windows7-64bits-Vim8.1) I have a problem with getting the python in Vim to work. This problem is probably caused because I do not have admin access to the machine; I can't help that. In order to ...
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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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Does Windows GUI Vim perform font substitution for glyphs unavailable in current font?

MacVim specifically (if obliquely) mentions font substitution, and I've found evidence online that GTK2 gVim does too. But does Windows gvim? N.B. I'm already aware of the 'guifontwide' setting.
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Vim Plugin Path Issue

I'm trying to get Vim all decked out with some fancy plugins on my work laptop but I am running into some issues. Using echo &rtp I can see that Vim will look in several directories for startup ...
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Incorrect formatting of file when calling nvim inside NodeJS script

I am formatting elixir files .ex with the help of a contributed plug-in for nvim like this on Windows: cmd> nvim.exe -i NONE -n -E +"norm gg=G" -cwq c:/file.ex This works fine when the command is ...
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How do I get vim to autocomplete correctly for :! on Windows?

On Vim 7.3 on Windows, if I use Tab to autocomplete paths with nonstandard characters in many cases, it works fine. For example: :n 2016\ Posts\\feb\something.txt If I press Tab after '2' and 'f' ...
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Unicode character does not show when entered using <C-q> with cp932

I am trying to get the unicode character '①' inserted in vim with the insert mode command but failed. <CTRL-Q>u2460 --> result:$` So I copied the unicode to vim and checked the hex value ...
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Windows + Vim + Python2 + Python3 = Path nightmare

I am using Vim 8.0.0326 64-bit from the tuxproject with pathogen. I have 64-bit versions of Python installed in three locations: Python 2.7 (64) - C:\Python27 Python 3.6 (64) - C:\Python36 Conda with ...
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Is Vim's filename completion broken in Windows when using uppercase u umlaute (Ü)?

In a vim buffer, I want to insert the path to a file named blablabla\barbar-Überbar\bazbazbaz.txt which exists under the current working directory - and I am running gvim in a MS-Windows environment. ...
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Vimrun.exe keeps opening and closing when statusline is updated

I am working on a plugin and as part of that plugin I am trying to update the statusline with setlocal statusline=%!GetMPCStatusline(). But this causes vimrun.exe to open and close very fast. This ...
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Neovim in Windows with powershell as shell cannot create or read temp files

I have the following config for using powershell with neovim's terminal. let &shell = 'pwsh' let &shellcmdflag = '-NoLogo -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned -Command [Console]::...
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gvim 8.2 on Windows 10 - Right Click Taskbar Icon - Recent Files won't open files with .sql extension

I'm having a problem opening certain files (file extensions .sql, .ora) from gvim Version 8.2 using the Windows taskbar icon recent files list. I have associated the .sql file extension with gvim. No ...
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Use python through pythonthreehome and pythonthreedll?

I install python use msys2 in windows but i don't know how to put the path to vim Here is my vim --version: Here is where i install python3: And python3 dll: Vimrc config: I use python for run ...
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How do I make sure terminal vim has syntax highlighting with 'cursorline' and 'termguicolors'?

I searched this issue on the web to no avail and it's most likely not here too. The issue I'm facing goes like this I am trying to switch to vim since I find it cool. I was writing my vimrc and ...
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Just installed GVim 8.2 but don't see the File, Edit, etc. menu items at the top of the window

Newbie here, sorry. I just installed GVim 8.2 on Windows 10 but I was expecting to see the familiar menu items at the top: File, Edit, etc. when I open GVim or edit a file. I have seen them when ...
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Ex - silent mode won't read commands from a file when stdin is redirected

I'm starting vim in Ex mode, silent mode, on Windows 10, in a standard command prompt window. I'm trying to re-direct stdin from a file. I'm using the terminal version of vim 8.2.2824. It doesn't ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Run project specific _vimrc in windows?

I'm attempted to duplicate this functionality in a windows environment running gvim 8.1 but it doesn't appear to pick up my changes. I've updated my $VIMRC\_vimrc with set exrc set secure and my ...