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Vim - How Recognize Spaces as Tabs (set listchars=tab)

I wonder if it is possible to use a configuration for that command "set listchars=tab:▒░,trail:·" to "see" 4 spaces as tabs and get the effect of the picture below (using real tabs)... I use the ...
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Gvim middle mouse click horizontal scroll

I'm running Windows 7 x64 with Gvim 7.4 Using my external mouse, I was wondering how to achieve 'horizontal scroll', I read all the documentation about it but still haven't figured out how to achieve ...
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Lost gvim feature

In version 6.4 (windows) I could issue the commands such as gvim . gvim .. gvim \ .. and gvim would present the directory directory in question and allow navigation through the file system until ...
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let mapleader = “\<Space>” not working arch linux

I'm trying to map space bar to leader key by using the code above but there's a problem - whenever I press space, the pointer moves forward a character, which annoys me. What am I missing? (gvim@arch ...
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Plugins cause gVim window to move (become “unsnapped”) in Windows

I have a couple of Vim plugins that seem to cause aero-snapped windows in Windows 7 (Aero windows, not Vim windows) to pop out of their "snapped" position when certain events occur. I don't know ...
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How do I use a font with a space in its name in gVim?

I just installed vim-airline, and I want to use a font that has support for the cool arrow glyphs that vim-airline supports. So, I downloaded the font "Liberation Mono for Powerline" from the ...
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Gvim font loading issue

Possibly related: Gvim displays wrong font when set from _gvimrc, but correct font when set from menus I'm experimenting a weird behavior with gvim (under GNU/Linux) while trying to set up a specific ...
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Vim line numbers in insert mode

For some reason, Vim (gVim for Windows) turns off the line numbers when I enter insert mode. This can be rather jarring, because it shifts all the code to the right or left when I leave or enter ...
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setting gvim as editor for crontab

I've see many post saying that by setting the following evnironment variable EDITOR=vim or VISUAL=vim will allow to use vim as code editor for crontab. I would likt to try to use gvim instead ...
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Line length highlighting works correctly in console Vim, not GUI

This question is related to this one. Damian Conway provided a nice snippet for marking excessive line length in his recent OSCON 2013 talk about Vim. highlight ColorColumn ctermbg=magenta call ...
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Make (g)vim buffer a remote file

I regularly work remotely on a linux machine using vim. Sadly the connection to the remote host is not very good, giving me a very tough time. Is there a way to make my locally running vim or gvim ...
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How to define default path to CtrlP for Vim in windows 7?

This is what i put in _vimrc to make E:\Workspace as project folder after hit Ctrl+Space after activate Ctrlp nnoremap <C-Space> :CtrlP E:\Workspace\<CR> but when I hit Ctrl+Space it ...
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gvim – Map en-dash and em-dash

I use a custom keyboard layout that has keys for the en-dash (–) and the em-dash (—). I’d like to map these to commands in gvim. Currently when I press either of those keys in normal mode, gvim beeps ...
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Vim: Open current windows/tabs in GVim instead

Let's say I have been working in a given Vim session for some time, and come to a point where I really would like to have everything I am looking at in GVim instead. The actual use-case is a terminal ...
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“Open with… Vim” does not load _vimrc settings

I use Vim (gVim to be precise) to write and edit files. When executing the editor directly, everything works fine. But if I open a file using the "Open with..." command on Windows, the _vimrc settings ...
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Vim - Using Functions to Search (.vimrc)

I'm have a timing problem with a function that I use to search in Vim. I need the search to be executed immediately, not after the function ends. I'm using "feedkeys" function (eg. ...
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Change menu/ui language of vim to english

I search on google and I read several answers but I am unable to change the menu/ui language of vim to english. Im my .vimrc I have set langmenu=en_US.UTF-8 language messages en_US.UTF-8 but it ...
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Vim experts: how to find a number within a range based on two numbers? Eg “777” matches “667:888”

I need to search for numbers in a text with Vim. The numbers I need to find are often within a range based on two numbers and I need to match that range based on a single number. For example, in my ...
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Highlight Search (hls) matches of multiple search terms with different colors

Many times when working on code, I search for the occurrences of variables with similar names. For examples, find all matches of var1 and var2 as: /\<var1\>\|\<var2\> Now I really like ...
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What color scheme is used for the code examples on o'reilly atlas site? [closed]

I would really like know what colorscheme this is, and if it is already available for vim. The screengrab is taken from the O'Reilly Atlas site. Link to the actual site with more code examples.
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Can't get vundle or neobundle to work on GVim on Windows 7 64bit

Can't get these add-ons (vundle or neobundle) to work on my Windows 7 machine. Everytime I try to install plugins I'm getting the following error messages: Error detected while processing function ...
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How do I keep the window centered on a particular line number while switching files in vim?

I need to quickly compare different versions of a file and need to constantly change to a new file. Is it possible to fix the cursor on a particular line number while I cycle through different files? ...
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Unable to use vim-fugitive when running Windows gvim from Cygwin

I'm running Windows version gvim from Cygwin which I have set up an alias in my bashrc based on this answer: alias gvim="HOME=/c/Users/user cygstart /c/Program\ Files\ \(x86\)/vim/vim74/gvim.exe" My ...
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How to format a string substitute, or a text line, in Vim?

Is it possible to format the replacement string when substituting a match with Vim? Say I have a file with a 2-column table, where the entries in each row are separated with a space. The entries (and ...
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Can I change a Vim setting persistently using a shortcut?

Can I change a Vim setting persistently using a shortcut? Hypothetical Example: nnoremap <script> <F7> :call ChangeConfig()<cr> function! ChangeConfig() set virtualedit=all ...
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How to change the searched text under the cursor in vim?

Let say that you have the following text: test_text test_text_1 test_text_2 and you search for "text" (/text) and your cursor will go on the third "t" from "test_text", then how to change it (the ...
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How to determine what buffer was changed externally with gVim?

I am using the following Vim autocommand in my .gvimrc file: augroup MyAuGroup autocmd MyAuGroup FileChangedShell * call FileChanedEvent_BuffUpdate() augroup END function ...
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Why is there a difference in the popup dialog from .gvimrc and command line?

I am using gVim's confirm() function to pop a dialog waiting for the user to click a button. However, there seems to be a difference in the appearance of the dialog when called from .gvimrc: Using ...
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How to change the default button on gVim's W11 (“File has changed”) warning popup?

When working with a file that is regularly changing externally, a popup warning dialog is opened, asking whether to keep buffer contents (the default) or load the updated file into the buffer: Is ...
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How to make Sublime behave like Vim while folding code?

I'm recently moving from Vim to Sublime. Then I find some differences here, when I fold some code in Sublime, it automatically select those code, then I have to press Esc to cancel. Furthermore, if I ...
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how to install a color scheme with yadr

someone advised me to use yadr, which is supposed to make installing dotfiles etc much easier for vim however I just couldn't figure out a way to install base16 through yadr.. before I had to ...
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Vim - Visual Mode - Improve Word Selection

Gentlemen/Ladies, I do not understand why vim is exhibiting the following behavior when I trigger the shortcut below on visual mode (.vimrc): vmap <script> <C-LEFT> :call ...
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How can I check if the cursor is at the end of a line?

Gentleman, Simple question about Vim! How can I check if the cursor is at the end of a line using a function in vimrc? []'s
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How to remap backspace when using ibus and vim?

First I do :inoremap <BS> x and then enter insert mode. Then switch to Hangul input in ibus. Now I try to type 마 and it shows up as ㅁx마 I guess that makes sense, right? ibus must have ...
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Better mouse-click behavior with gVim's virtual edit

I like using Vim's virtualedit=all feature, but I also like being able to click after the end of a line and have the cursor go directly to the end of the line (instead of going to the exact position I ...
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In gvim on windows C-] does not work (but C left mouse works)

Ctrl+] in gVim on Windows does not work for me. I know that the tags file is loaded since the Ctrl+left mouse button works as intended. I did not find anything of help in Browsing programs with ...
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vim - Autosave file to disk, efficiently

I keep a log file, and want it to be written to disk without having to manually save it after every edit. I've used the :au! CursorHoldI,CursorHold <buffer> silent! :update command that I found ...
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How can I pop-up a cheat sheet in GVIM on command?

I know there are lots of cheat sheets for VIM out there, but I hate having to print out so many cheat sheets. Is there a way I can pop-up a cheat sheet with a shortcut? I am using GVIM on Windows, ...
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Using vim for creating fixed width text?

I've got text in the form xxxx yyyyy xx yyyy xxxxxxxx yyyyy x y I'd like the second set in each line to begin at the same point ie xxxx yyyyy xx yyyy xxxxxxxx yyyyy x y I ...
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gvim latex interface not appearing after latex-suite installation

I have been installing gvim with the latex-suite plugin on a laptop running an Ubuntu 13.10 OS. The installation of gvim worked, but I'm not sure if the latex-suite installation did too. According to ...
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gvim suddenly starts triggering User Account Control, on Windows 7, breaks AutoHotkey

On Windows 7, my copy of gVim has suddenly triggered the User Account Control popup "Do you want the following program from an unknown publisher to make changes on this computer?" As far as I can ...
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Compiling Vim 7.4 with GUI support on Fedora 20

I've installed the following dependencies before trying to compile Vim 7.4 from source on Fedora 20 (Default Gnome). I've removed the vim-enhanced package via yum before proceeding: yum install ...
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Cannot get konsole to show the right characters for fancy powerline

I'm using Kubuntu and the patched fonts for powerline are not working as expected... The screenshot is from terminal Vim, but gVim has the same problem in my machine. Does anyone have any ...
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Can't run Vimdiff (7.4) on Windows 7

I recently installed the 7.4 version of gVim on a Win 7 machine. Trying to diff two files from the context-sensitive menu on Windows Explorer, I keep getting the error messages: E810: Cannot read or ...
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Vim not making font italic when it should?

I use gvim and use the colorscheme called slate. I modified it a bit and saved the changes in .vim/colors/slate-mine.vim and all the changes take effect except for one. I wanted to make all comments ...
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vim - how to treat three quotations in a row as a comment rather than a string

I use python and in python, three quotation marks in a row """ or ''' signify a block-comment, and a normal comment is just a hashtag. (#) I want comments to be colored grey and strings to be ...
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how to search for vim files in lubuntu?

I want to change one of gvim's existing colorscheme's syntax coloring. For example, in the colorscheme called 'Ron', it highlights python comments in white. I want to change it to red. According to ...
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How to use my Eclipse CDT syntax coloring setup as my gVim color schemes?

As Eclipse cannot show two pans of code simultaneously, I am used to using gvim to have it. But the color scheme / syntax coloring is different, what makes code review and comparisons hard. Is there ...
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Ctrl-[ not working in Windows 8 or XP running in Parallels virtual machine

I'd like to have Ctrl-[ work, i.e., have it exit insert mode, in VsVim in Visual Studio and in gVim both on my Windows XP and Windows 8 Pro virtual machines under Parallels 9 running on OS X Lion. I ...
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how to set default working directory in vim and cygwin?

My system is gvim 7.4+xp+cygwin. Everytime i open vim or cygwin,input pwd pwd in cygwin to get : /cygdrive/c/Documents and Settings/sy I want to set the default directory ...