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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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Cannot find color scheme error in Neovim

I installed Neovim on Windows 8.1 using Chocolatey. But the problem is I cannot see any color scheme as shown in the tutorials. I have cloned a repo from GitHub to ~/.config/nvim/colors/ and it has ...
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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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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 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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async_job patch in Kaoryia's gVim (windows)

Kaoryia's gVim builds for Win32/64 come with a number of extra, non-official patches enabled. Some of them are pretty clear: :set charspace=-1, for example, will tighten the space between characters;...
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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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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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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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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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Portable Neovim. How to change default data folder? How to avoid registry entries?

I'm trying to make a protable Neovim so I can use my plug&play IDE from a USB thumbdrive on any offline Windows computer. I managed to store my plugins and my sysinit.vim onto the USB drive and ...
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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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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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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 install Vim 8.1 Silently on Windows?

I am trying to install gvim81.exe on multiple computers. The /s switch isn't working and /? doesn't give any results. Does anyone know how to silently install this version?
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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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Change where a register actually points (in this case, redirect "+" [sys clipboard], to an external program) [duplicate]

Setting up vim on WSL, and I want to be able to redirect the vim internal clipboard to the windows clipboard. This is possible if running an X server like XMing, but I don't want to do that. I have 2 ...
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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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How can I run a batch file in Vim's console?

I want to use Vim as a simple c++ editor in windows (I have no experience with Linux). Nothing fancy, just want to get things started. To compile a .cpp file from CMD I have to run a batch file in ...
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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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Vim 8.0 console on Windows 7 opens with no menu bar

I installed vim 8.0 for Windows last week. It seemed to work great the first few days, but now I have found that when I open a file in vim console mode, the editing window comes up without a menu bar ...
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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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How can I highlight WinAPI functions in C++?

How can I add syntax highlight for windows.h C/C++ apis and types? All I've found is a tiny winapi syntax file here.
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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 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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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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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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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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Global variable not setting correctly when starting neovim

I'm trying to setup separate configs for my WSL, Windows, and MSYS2 environments in the same init.vim with simple if-else statements. So, I'll need to know what environment I'm in. To know that I ...
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Using the execute shell command (:!) on Windows and MSYS2

I'm new to neovim (and vim in general), and I'm trying to use it on Windows with MSYS2. I noticed they have a package for vim, but not for neovim. I used the neovim installed through chocolatey ...
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vim-test :TestSuite return message Not a test file

It's a really simple setup. I'm actually following along with the modern vim book. (I've been using vim emulation on IDEs for years and want to fully dive in). Anyway, my project structure is: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...