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I'm an avid MacVim user and every time I launch it the window starts about 2 rows too far down on the screen to where I have to drag it up to the top of my screen every time. Is there anything I can add in my .vimrc to make it start at the top every time?


For anyone having the same problem with a MBP (1440X900), if you :set lines=49 it seems to do the trick.

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migrated from Dec 7 '09 at 12:47

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First result on Google for: macvim position window top

Gave me this:

It seems to be a known issue with the way OS X handles window placement and Bjorn hasn't figured out a way around it yet.

Edit: Woops, in comment 8 he changed the status to 'fixed'... It was supposedly fixed only 9 days ago, and a snapshot build hasn't been released since then.. so if you just wait for the next release of Macvim it should be solved :-)

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Could have done without the LMGTFY but thanks. I must have been phrasing my search wrong. – jluebbert Dec 6 '09 at 23:28
Sorry, don't meant to be condescending, I just find that site highly amusing :-) – David Claridge Dec 6 '09 at 23:30
haha, yeah, I agree with you. – jluebbert Dec 7 '09 at 7:51

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