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Whenever I load files into MacVim it seems to retain the full screen full of ~ lines.

This means that scroll is always out by a complete screen which is fairly annoying. Is there a way to avoid this behavior?

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I have the following set in my ~/.gvimrc

set guioptions-=L
set guioptions-=r
set guioptions-=T

This removes the toolbar, scroll bars etc.

You can still scroll the page, but the bar doesn't show. For some reason you can't string all these options together. See:

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This doesn't answer the question. If you scroll with trackpad or mouse middle button, the problem will still be there. – Jerome Dalbert Nov 25 '12 at 14:31

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