:vimgrep I'll get a column to the left that with indicators pointing at lines where things were found. After editing, how can I hide this quickfix column?
Let me know if the question is unclear. Thanks!
That column on the left is the "sign column" and those markers are "signs". You can read about them in
Both your diagnostic and your solution are completely wrong.
I found a hacky solution: just run
This is similar to another hack: turning off search highlighting by searching for a nonexistent string!