Every time the visual selection changes in MacVim, it is copied to the system clipboard. Is this normal and can it be disabled?
This isn't the default behaviour of MacVim but it can be activated by using
To deactivate it, simply use
What do you mean by
Do you select foo in foo bar and get
If yes I never encountered this behaviour in MacVim or any other native MacOS X app.
It may happen in GVim on Linux where there are more than one clipboard (one of them containing selected text) but even there it will depend on how it was compiled.
Do you find
If yes that is totally normal: changing a string with
One way to bypass this "problem" is to use
You could use a similar strategy for