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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 ...
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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 correctly map <tab> for <Plug>Functions() on Windows?

I am using gVim on Windows, and have only recently run into a very problematic situation: my Tab key stops working in insert mode! Pressing the Tab key does not give any output. In order to use the ...
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Make vim support the Windows clipboard

I've found a lot of information online about this for Linux-Vim but not for the Windows-Vim (not gvim). Whenever I try to copy and paste something in Vim (using y and p), the copies I make do not ...
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How to source vim-scripts on Windows?

In (g)vim on Windows I can use :source \Program\ Files\ (x86)\Vim\vim81\msvim.vim to source the script for the Windows settings. Vim suggested the syntax with leading backslash when I found it in some ...
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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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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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Windows context menu "open with vim" symlink error

New install of Vim 8.1.1 on Windows 10 64bit. Also running cygwin. From a Windows Explorer r-click context menu for a file, the "Edit with Vim" produces a cmd.exe window with: C:\WINDOWS\system32\...
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Different versions of vimrc being read [duplicate]

I have an absurd problem. Honestly, I have a hard time figuring out whether this belongs here or a Windows forum. Using Vim on Win10, I've changed my C:\Program Files (x86)\Vim\_vimrc from the awful ...
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On Windows some symbols are not displayed

I use 'DejaVu Sans Mono' as gui font both on Windows (7 and 10) and Linux. However, on Windows some characters are not displayed correctly (while many other Unicode characters are displayed normally). ...
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Why cannot I make Vim (not gVim) fullscreen?

I use Vim on windows (not gVim) because I think, that windows menu bar is ugly. So I use Vim, but I cannot fullscreen it. When I try it caps at cmd max size (1/4 size of screen) and won't be bigger. ...
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Vim Statusline colors not appearing

I want my vim statusline to have some color and I can't figure out why it does not with this code: set laststatus=2 set statusline+=%1*\ %f\ %* set statusline+=%2*\ %<%F%* set statusline+=%2*%m%* ...
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Why does current/shell directory change depending whether drive-letter is used in filename?

Using VIM (v6.3) from a command-prompt (i.e. not gVIM) I'm getting different behaviour for the :shell command depending on whether I specify a drive-letter when editing a file or not. Without Driver ...
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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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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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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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Vim 8 on Windows doesn't see plugins directory

I am using Vim 8.1 on Windows 10 and with a default package manager Vim doesn't see plugins in C:\Program Files (x86)\Vim\vimfiles\pack directory. Did I put in into incorrect place? EDIT: It is the ...
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<Alt> to enter normal mode on Windows

I'm new to vim, and I find using <Esc> to enter normal mode to be slow. I'm on Windows. I seldom use the <Alt> keys (left and right) when I'm editing text. It should be convenient to use &...
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mapping does not work even if I have set it up in config file

I am using Neovim on Windows using Cmder console emulator. I find that using [NUM]<Ctrl-6> to change to buffer [NUM] does not work on Windows. Following discussions here. I have set up a mapping:...
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Auto-Deleting Swaps, Backups and Undos while Quitting vim?

Cluttering Swaps and Backups that I never use are so annoying and takes up unnecessary space. Is there a way to delete them as one quits vim with :q and similar quitting commands?
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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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Requesting aliased :guifont rendering on Windows

Non-AA font rendering seems available everywhere except for Windows. In MacVim, this is possivle via noantialias. When using GTK2 front-end, the same can be achieved by adding antialias=false to the ...
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Why does setting runtimepath do nothing?

I'm trying to adjust my vimrc to be portable and also run under Gvim 8 on Windows 10. I use Vundle as my package manager and it works perfectly on my Ubuntu machine. However, on Windows, it won't load....
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How do I clear Neovim window after exiting Neovim on Window 10

On Linux, when I exit Neovim, the content in the Neovim window is cleared. But on Windows 10, when I exit Neovim, the content is still shown and is not cleared, leaving a lot of empty space (see image ...
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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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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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Why Backspace key do not work in insert mode in shell file by default in Cygwin?

I am using cygwin to run "linux command line" on windows 10. But here, backspace key doesn't work in insert mode. I had to edit my .vimrc file by setting "nocompatible and "bs=2" to make it work (by ...
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Has nvim ever worked on windows for anyone?

Neovim from the command line works great in Linux, and I have been using it as a drop in replacement for vim. However, I am forced to work with windows (7) at my workplace. I am using vim8 which ...
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How do I stop my window from moving when using vsplit?

When using :vsplit my gvim window jumps to a specific screen location. How do I stop this from happening? Same thing happens when the second to last split is closed. I'm using gvim on Windows.
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How do I debug normal/insert/cart mode shortcuts that don't behave as expected? [closed]

I am using exactly the same version of Vim (Gvim 8.0.1123) across all my Windows machines, and only have the following problem on one of them: Problem That I cannot use <c-d> in insert-mode, ...
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Why can system directory files not be edited

It seems that vim does not work correctly when editing files in Windows systems directories. For example, editing the PowerShell all users, all hosts profile script fails. The current file has only ...
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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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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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Vim and gVim in Windows doesn't recognize Mongolian letters Өө and Үү

I'm trying to open and edit files with Mongolian text, written in Mongolian Cyrillic. In the cmd terminal and in powershell terminal if I choose Consolas font, everything is ok with Mongolian Cyrillic,...
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How to successfully back out to command prompt with Ctrl-Z in Neovim on Windows?

I know there's a number of ways you can suspend a Neovim/Vim session. One way being CTRL-Z to jump back into the command prompt, and press fg and ENTER to go back into your Neovim/Vim session. ...
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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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How to customize the color of an HTML output file generated from Git Bash?

I have used the following command in Git Bash to perform a 'vimdiff' for 2 XML files. vimdiff xml1.xml xml2.xml -c TOhtml -c 'w! result.html' -c 'qa!' The HTML file which is getting generated is ...
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UTF-8 not working on VIM

I've searched a lot about this on Internet but nothing's working. I'm using Vim 8.0.3 on Windows 10 and I can't get the right encoding to work. It's not a problem when writing code, but the problem ...
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Run command to disable a plugin in modeline

System: gvim 8.1 1-116 / windows10 A file that I'd like to use modeline (enabled): # vim: ft=python but disable ale plugin that will trigger on save - the file contains some python codes. Command ...
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Maximizing gVim on Windows 10 while also restoring all open files / tabs

On Windows 10, I installed gVim 8.1, so far I have made the following progress to make it usable for me: I made changes directly to _vimrc file, in spite I know there is also a gVim specific ...
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How to add "Edit with gVim Easy" context menu item in Windows 10

I originally just wanted to change the context menu item: Edit with Vim to Edit with gVim Easy and adjust the respective command appropriately. But since I found out, some DLL is responsible ...
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How to un-silent exec in vim only if there is an error?

I have a few hotkeys mapped in my .vimrc (see below) for compiling and running autohotkey scripts but I can either be annoyed by the quest for the any key or I can run them silent and be unaware if ...
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opening powershell from inside vim

I want to run powershell from vim and I have achieved it using the following mapping: map <leader>cd :cd %:p:h<cr>:silent !powershell<cr> The problem is that I can't do anything ...
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Compile vim with python3 support in Windows

I'm used to Ubuntu and know how to compile and edit vim. But how can i compile vim with python3 support on windows ? Prefer to do it from the terminal. But i don't mind if i need to do it with miniGW ...
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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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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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Extended ASCII characters changed upon opening Vim in different shell

Specifically, I have encountered this issue with the lowercase a with an umlaut ä and the lowercase scharfes s ß. Their (extended) ASCII values are 0xDF and 0xE4, respectively: This can be seen, in ...
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How do I set `$NVIM_LISTEN_ADDRESS` on startup using windows?

On unix, you can do something like this: $NVIM_LISTEN_ADDRESS=/some/path nvim On Windows, that does not work. What is the equivalent? My use case is detailed out here: https://github.com/mhinz/...
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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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Revert effect of source $VIMRUNTIME\mswin.vim

On Windows, Vim does source $VIMRUNTIME\mswin.vim in its system-wide config and remaps many keys. I'd like to have default Vim key bindings but I don't want to touch system-wide config. How do I do ...