In most use cases I use * command just to highlight current word in source code to make sure that it was typed right for example.
How can I make star command to stay on current word?
If that is impossible, how can I bind another key to do that?
I think the simplest solution is this mapping:
where the last two characters are two backticks to restore the cursor to the original position. Another solution would be
but that moves the cursor to the beginning of the word. Both solutions have the disadvantage that your screen may scroll if the next match is off-screen. That could be fixed with a function--it just depends on the behavior you want and how much work you want to put into it.
Just thought of another simple one that doesn't move the cursor at all.
This will perform a backward search after searching for the word under cursor with