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How to disable horizontal scrolling?

I have some concealed characters in the buffer and horizontal scrolling kills the alignment big time. Is there any way how to disable it? I could not find any relevant options. Edit: Demo added. You ...
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How does `\zs` interact with syntax matches?

Consider the text: foobarbaz First we highlight the regular expression /foobar/: :syntax match Special /foobar/ Next we highlight the regular expression /foobarbaz/: :syntax match Error /...
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Using <C-,> causes “<80>ü^D,” to flash in the showcmd area?

I've mapped <C-,> as well as some other special keys (<C-Enter>, <C-S-Space>, ...) in my vimrc like, :set <F13>=^[[44;5u :map <F13> <C-,> :map! <F13> <C-...
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vim ZZ lost output with autocommand

I want to check file before quitinq vim with custom functions, everything seems fine with QuitPre autocommand except using ZZ to exit. In this case the output is missing. Consider following function ...
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Is there a setting to force a hanging indent on bulleted/numbered lists WITHOUT hard wrapping?

Basically, I'd like to have long entries for bulleted / numbered lists that automatically indent like so: 1. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the ...
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Highlight line number of folded lines

I want to have uniform highlighting of line numbers (provided by the LineNr and CursorLineNr hl-groups) but the line numbers of folded lines don't obey a particular group (as far as I know), but obey ...
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CTRL-P very slow when files are not found

Sometimes I mis-spell the name of a file. So let's say I have a file called ThisIsAFileName and I start typing ThisS... The moment I misspell the filename (and there are no hits whatsoever), CTRL-P ...
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Pair programming in NeoVim?

I'm a NeoVim user and would like to be able to collaborate in real time with users, preferably also across other editors. Are there any open source plugins that enable remote Neovim←→Neovim pair ...
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Patched font for devicons doesn't show up in terminal

I would like to install the Vim plugin "vim-devicons". But I am unable to install the patched font "Hack". I copied the following file into ~/.local/shared/fonts. The installation of the font seems ...
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Matching interval brackets

I'm using vim to edit LaTeX code, and I'm often writing intervals like (a,b] but this messes with other vim features. For instance, Jumping with %: if I have something like \phi((a,b]), the final ) ...
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Vi and Vim default to split left and split above. What is the history and motivation behind this?

When a window is split, given that Vi/Vim splits are not stored in a tree structure, the "direction of the split" is basically "the window in which the cursor is placed after the command". Update ...
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Why are tabs adjacent to concealed tabs displayed wider than a single tabstop?

I just wrote the following code in an answer to another question: syntax match HideTwoIndents /\v^\t(\t)?/ conceal set conceallevel=2 This works great if 'list' is set and if 'listchars' does not ...
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Comments pane for current buffer that you can jump to such as TODO:, WARN:, and NOTE:?

A while ago I used to use eclipse as my IDE, and I remember you could add TODO: some task, NOTE: some comment, WARN: some warning to your code, and it would appear in a particular pane for the current ...
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Unable to Enable Vim Conceal

I'm running ArchLinux using the xfce4 terminal with vim-latex. Using this setup, I tried to follow the instructions here to conceal latex commands with unicode. However, after much effort, I still ...
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Disable bold character under cursor

This might be a newbie question but I can't seem to find an answer anywhere. I've created a custom colorscheme, but I don't know how to stop the character behind the cursor from becoming bold. This ...
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Count only words for which Spell is enabled?

I want to count the words in my buffers, but for TeX files, for instance, a lot of words (e.g., commands) shouldn't be counted. I'm aware that there are scripts that do this specifically for LaTeX, ...
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Can I give YouCompleteMe a static list of completions?

I am using the Julia programming language, and as of right now, there are no good syntax-completer for VIM. I am working on one, but haven't fully got my head around how to hook into ycmd. Til I ...
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.php file makes html text same color as html attributes - how to fix?

The text inside of <p> tags is the same color as the html attributes, so it's hard to distinguish between them. The html inside this .php file is colored (line one of this image) almost ...
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How can I spell check an entire buffer?

Is there a built-in command or plugin available to trigger spell checking over the entire current buffer, prompting me for each word it detects to either ignore, add to dictionary, or correct spelling?...
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How to change jumplist behavior

See the following example: " open a file with 20+ lines. 1gg " jump to line 1 3gg " jump to line 3 5gg " jump to line 5 7gg " jump to line 7 ctrl+O " back to line 5 ctrl+O " back to line ...
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How to scroll back in the output of the last Ex command after pressing `g<`?

From :h g<: The g< command can be used to see the last page of previous command output. This is especially useful if you accidentally typed <Space> at the hit-enter prompt. You are ...
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How to select a matched autocompletion item

I want to select the 6th item (here readImage) in the auto-completion items. The normal way i knew is pressing ctrln for 6 times until the matched word is selected and then press enter. I tried ...
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Disable spell check for single character words

I haven't found a way to disable spell checking for single character "words", like when you type 100k (k as in thousand) and it gets highlighted as a mistake. I already tried this: syn match ...
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Ultisnips causes problem with unmapped f-keys in nvim insert mode

With F2 unmapped, for instance, I get a load of error messages (see below). I realized I can fix this by mapping the f-keys, but I'm curious: are they mapped to something by Ultisnips, that doesn't ...
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Properly restore terminal title after suspending vim

I'm using Vim 7.3 on OS X Terminal version 2.6.1 (OS X version 10.11.2). If it's relevant, my version is compiled without X11. When I open a file in Vim, the terminal title bar changes to show the ...
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Have colors when using :make

When I'm using :make, the output doesn't have any color. The text is only white. But when I'm using :!make for a C project or :Cargo run for a rust project ( I also use rust.vim ) , there are colors ...
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How can I watch variables when debugging Vimscript?

I would like to have another pane active when debugging a Vimscript function which would show the values of chosen local variables and function arguments dynamically. Currently I have to echo or let ...
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Can vim-ale emit an error when it fails to parse compiler output?

Ale does not always indicate an error when compilation fails. AFAICT, the reason is that ALE's parser can't find a reference to the current file in the compiler's error messages. This is because ...
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Syntax-aware line wrapping

Is there a way to make the automatic line wrapping of vim aware of the syntax of the file instead of just wrapping at the closest whitespace? I am specifically interested in Python but I guess it ...
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What is the default “effective” titlestring?

Is the effective default value for titlestring documented somewhere? By effective, I mean the one that displays $(basename) ($(dirname)) (m of n) - GVIM1 or ... ((m) of n), even though titlestring is ...
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vim compiled with python3 but python3 omni-completion does not work

It used to work when I used python2, but now I can't use ^X^O to complete function names. I do have vim with -python and +python3 (on Ubuntu 16.04), but here is the error I get when trying Ctrl-X ...
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use only “closest” tagfile to working directory (of buffer or of vim process)

I have the following configuration setting, blatantly stolen from vim-sensible. " use magical ; option if has('path_extra') setglobal tags-=./tags tags^=./tags; endif I suspect what it does is ...
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Set maximum cmdheight

Is there a way to limit the command area in vim? When typing a long command, cmdheight is "temporarily increased", but I like to limit it to one line. What I currently have is illustrated on the ...
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How to emulate vim job out_io buffer with neovim?

I'd like to make a plugin with functionality that is similar to https://github.com/ramele/agrep and grep-edit in emacs. That is get search results from ag or some other tool that supports multiline ...
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How to show the sign column to the right side of the line number column?

I want Vim's sign column displayed to the right side of the line number column, I have it by default on the left. Here is a screenshot showing the sign column enabled and showing a + to indicate a ...
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Color Schemes not displayed correctly in neovim

After hours and hours of trying, I can't get color schemes like solarized or flattened to work with neovim. Let me also preface all this that I'm still learning about Linux and while I know a thing or ...
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Nested syntax folding

Assume I have a syntax as exemplified below and that I want to create a syntax folding definition for the nested begin..end pairs. begin : label a = 0; begin b = 1; end c = 2; begin ...
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Mixed PHP and HTML indenting

Is there a way to have mixed indenting more like Sublime Text (left) than Vim does it? I would like the nested UL to follow the (line 10) to follow along the (main indentation).
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Why does `set t_ve=' hide cursor in terminal

Vim's documentation lists t_vi as "cursor invisible" and t_ve as "cursor visible", but provides no hints on usage. Naively, I would have guessed that Vim would send the t_vi sequence when you somehow ...
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Syntax highlighting randomly turns off

I use syntastic and split windows heavily in my vim workflow. Lately, syntax highlighting will vanish, seemingly at random, in one of my windows, usually after opening a new split. This happens with ...
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What is the best practice in vim8 for wrapping with indentation aka breakindent

To have proper paragraph wrapping with indentation in vim (after vim7.4) we could use this: " Wrap the text with identation isntead of the old way set breakindent set showbreak=\ \\_ Since vim8 ...
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system function output with Chinese chars

I want to run shell command with system function and the command output has some Chinese chars. echo system('svn status') But I got incorrect encoding output like this: svn: ?\232?\173?\166?\229?\...
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Remapping home row keys hjkl when using repmo plugin

I am new to Vim and I am trying to remap the four (arrow) navigation keys hjkl one step to the right on the keyboard to get j down k up l left ; right I am following the recommendations given in ...
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How can I display multiple lines in the same compiler error when using :cn?

I am using Vim for Rust development. I have a custom error format that works very well, except that newline characters in error messages are suppressed when scrolling through errors with :cn. This ...
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Is there a content length limit on the selection and drop register "+?

When selecting about two dozens of lines in vim and copying it to the system register ("+ y), and then paste it into another vim, it crashes. It does not paste the content of the register and the ...
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Why is a pipe interpreted as a command termination in :cexpr system('shell cmd')?

If I type: :echo system('grep -IRn foobar ~/.vim | grep -v backup') Vim displays the output of the shell command: $ grep -IRn foobar ~/.vim | grep -v backup Which is the list of files containing ...
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Persistently fix the height of a split in vim

So I searched the web far and wide and I can not for the life of me figure out how to do this. I have the following key binding: nnoremap <leader>o :below 10sp term://.//$SHELL <cr> :set ...
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Why did MacVim try to connect to Vimium server?

So, I have installed Vimium today, and when I first relaunched MacVim, my Little Snitch showed that it tried to connect to vimium.github.io, which it never did before. Why did it do that and how has ...
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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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How can I specify the movement direction for text objects?

How can I specify a direction (for going backwards) for commands working on text objects like 2caw? E.g. I like to make 2caw replace bbb ccc in aaa bbb ccc ddd while on c.

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