As I mentioned in comment, min keystrokes are not always the most convenient.
I would go with:
Or, align all text with vim-easy-align:
CTRL-V (and select all keys)
But this has a side effect of all keys aligned with :.
Or without a plugin:
Or with normal command:
As you have figured out, even though a vimfiles directory isn't shipped as part of the Vim package in Cygwin, if you create one and populate it, Vim (and gVim) will use it in its search path.
This is controlled by the 'runtimepath' setting. And :help 'runtimepath' confirms that the default is:
This error occurs because the subsequent files were opened without having been actually loaded: In other words, you never switched to that buffer. So, a way of fixing this would be to cycle through all your files right as you open vim. Adding this to your .vimrc should work:
" do one full loop through each file given through the commandline
for _ in range(...
This is a speculative answer only.
I suspect that gvim has its own set of fonts. Here are the unbolded,
unslanted monospace fonts, manually transcribed from the selection
list from :set guifont=*:
DejaVu Sans Mono Book
Liberation Mono Regular
Lucida Console Regular
Source Code Pro Regular
Source Code ...
If you are using RHEL7, it might be that you don't have gui fonts installed, especially if you started with a server. Try:
# yum groupinstall fonts
A lot of the responses to stack exchange threads involve something about saying that the default GVIM font looks bad if you don't have certain fonts installed. So I just installed the yum group package for ...
You can check if your vim runs in gui:
You can also use gvimrc file (:h gvimrc) instead.
The drawback is that you would have colorscheme run twice (one in vimrc, another in gvimrc) for gVim unless you guard it in vimrc, again, with has("gui_running"):
From Hotschke in the comments:
Please read :help load-plugins: In step (4) basically :runtime! plugin/**/*.vim happens which is before your gvimrc is sourced (step (8)) and runtimepath has been changed by vim-plug. You can remove the error by appending to your gvimrc runtime! plugin/**/*.vim. However, I recommend to use vimrc and stick to the given source ...