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gvim in windows, need to preserve or correct path casing (e.g., c:\windows vs. C:\Windows)

I use gvim in a windows environment and have ClearCase for source control. My problem is that windows paths aren't case-sensitive, however, ClearCase enforces case sensitivity. So, when editing a ...
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Per-application font hinting and anti-aliasing in Gnome

How can I change font-hinting and ant-aliasing on a per-application basis for Gnome? I am specifically looking to enabled hinting for gvim without affecting my other applications. It seems like the ...
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How can I get gvim to use the system (GNOME) theme?

I use the dark theme on GNOME (Gnome Tweak Tool -> Appearance -> Global Dark Theme -> On), which looks great with Terminal, Files, and almost everything else. But Gvim still has a white window border, ...
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Why is my Gvim font so ugly and grainy under Windows 7?

I use Gvim on Linux and Windows. On Windows 7 Gvim just looks ugly. Mainly because of the font. The fonts looks very grainy and poorly rendered. I tried a few different fonts. ...
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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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Python not Working in Vim

I have a new install of VIM from the automatic windows installer: gvim73_46.exe I have Python 2.7 (32 bit) installed. If I open gvim, and type: :set python? I get E518: Unknown option. If I try ...
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Convert Vim colour scheme to Cream?

How can I set up Cream to use Vim's vibrantink colour scheme?
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In Gnome3, how do I create a keyboard shortcut for opening a file with a variable in the file name?

Typing gvim note_$(date +%F).md in terminal, opens a file in gvim that has today's date in the title. When I try to bind a keyboard shortcut to the same command, gvim throws an error message: ...
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Multi display: how to restore last gVim display?

I have 2 displays. I start gVim. It window always opens on display 1. I move it to dislpay 2 then close it. After this I start gVim again. It opens on display 1 again but I want it to open on display ...
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how to cmap <tab> like the tab in the termimal?

when use :e to open files, how to cmap the "Tab" to the function which is similar to the tab function in the terminal? (like when you press tab, it will show all matching files and it will pick the if ...
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Strange backspace behavior

In both command line vim and gvim alike, I have a situation where the backspace functionality behaves like some of my old vi experiences. If I press backspace in edit mode, the character is not ...
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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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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 ...
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Vim uses wrong encoding when invoking commands in the terminal

I'm using Vim (GVim, to be precise) under Windows 8 and I want to compile with the usual :!g++ %, but the name of the directory where my file is stored has accents, and Vim seems to have problems with ...
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regarding swp files and same file opened in different vnc

I have different VNCs at work and many times, i forget to save or close some files opened in gvim. Later, I'll open up the same file in another VNC. Though it'll tell me that it is already opened ...
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Why is GVim displaying the output from system() function as ^M and ^@

function! g:insert_date() let l:pattern="\\d\\{2}:\\d\\{2}" let l:match=match(getline('.'),l:pattern) let l:curline=getline('.') echo "Current line: ". l:curline normal gg ...
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Can I make the font size in my NERDTree window smaller than in all other windows of Vim?

Can I make the font size in my NERDTree window smaller than in all other windows of gvim? I like large font size of 15 but I'd like the folder tree window of NERDTree to be 12 - is this possible to ...
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How to run NERDTree manually it it was setup with pathogen?

I'd like to install NERDTree (I'm on 32-bit Win 7, anyway). And to make vim plugins management easier, pathogen needs to be installed first. So here's the steps: Take pathogen.vim and put it on ...
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Vim remap to change directory

I'd like to have a shortcut in gvim to switch directories. I have the following in my gvimrc. "noremap <F6> :cd "c:\\project\\working\\code"<return>" I can't get it to work, though. ...
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How to compare two unsaved pieces of texts in Vim?

What I want to do is: (1) Copy a piece of code and paste into a buffer in Vim; (2) Copy another piece of code and paste into another buffer in Vim; (3) Compare these two buffers directly without ...
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Disable tab pages completely in vim

I want to disable tab pages in Vim completely to let Vim open every file in the same single tab page. How to disable tab pages in Vim?
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How to make Vim open existing buffers with NERDTree

I recently discovered NERDTree and Command-T but when I open files that has already been opened I get the really annoying "VIM - ATTENTION Swap file already exists" popup and I click abort and then I ...
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Gvim 7.33 (and Vim) have a problem with the command Ctrl+X (next command) in Ubuntu 10.10

Every time I do the auto-completion Ctrl+X the menu to choose the next step (O, L, etc...) pops up in the command line for just few milliseconds (it should stay until you press the next command). It ...
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How to open all found files in Vim using FuzzyFinder?

How do I open all files found by a partial search using FuzzyFinder? For example, if I type in Directory>.php, it finds all the php files in the directory, but how can I open them all at once? ...
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How to compile Vim with GUI?

I want to learn how to compile vim from the sources, because there are some additions that I want to add, and learn how to deal with this situations, but until now I didn't have success doing it, I ...
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Windows 8 start screen does not do partial name matching for all apps

When I bring up the Windows 8 start screen and start typing the name of an App, it will do a partial match, on most apps but not all apps. For example, if I type "wor" it finds "Word 2013" and ...
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VIM: Characters not displayed correctly in GVIM 7.4 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Using GVIM 7.4.52 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in a Virtualbox VM. Sometimes the characters are not displayed correctly as can be seen in the following image This totally renders GVIM unusable. The problem ...
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Vim silent launch of ConEmu (into Git Bash) - Windows 7 Command Prompt seizes

From a Windows 7 Command Prompt: ConEmu.exe /cmd "C:\Program Files\Git\bin\sh.exe" --login -i && exit opens ConEmu (or a new tab therein) logged into Git Bash for the current directory, and ...
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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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gvim flashing cursor at bottom of the window

I have experienced a similar problem as this question, except the cursor flashes at the bottom of the window when I move it, and I don't use vim-airline. (I made a video to illustrate what I mean.) I ...
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Issues with GVim and permissions on Win7

I've installed GVim on my win7 machine but I'm having trouble with saving any files. I keep getting the e212: Can't open file for writing If I try to just quit with :q!, I get e138: Can't write ...
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gvim (version 7.4.52 and 7.4.622) doesn't refresh properly on Ubuntu (14.04 LTS)

The problem is happening on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS running Unity desktop under vmware on Windows 7 host. My gvim is sometimes not refreshing its display unless I force it to using Ctrl+L. For example, when ...
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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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Vim will not stop creating backup files (Windows 8)

I'm using Gvim on Windows 8.1 and even after setting nobackup and nowritebackup in _vimrc, Vim insists on creating those pesky backup files (the .ext~ ones). I'd like to disable this behavior ...
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Remote GVIM with Xming hangs when lost and restored focus

I have a following setup: a Windows 7 laptop with Xming installed and FreeBSD with GVIM in VirtualBox. I set up everything (set DISPLAY env variable, opened ports, allowed Xming to accept connections ...
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gvim case-insensitive not working on Solaris 10

Ok, so totally frustrated here. Running gvim (VIM - Vi IMproved 7.1 (2007 May 12, compiled May 27 2008 23:56:31). Have set up my .vimrc to have case insensitive search (set ic). ( No difference ...
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Integration of GVIM with Firefox with Mozplugger

I am wanting to make my Firefox browser open the GVIM application for codes and plain-text. I added the following lines in mozpluggerrc: text/x-c++src:c++: C++ File text/x-c++src:C: C++ File ...
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Gvim with Ubuntu 10.10 transparency

Looking to see if its possible or otherwise. I also have transparency=15 Error detected while processing /home/user/.gvimrc: line 25: E518: Unknown option: transparency=15 So far have gotten ...
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Vim mapping acts different when switching between Mac OS X/Linux

I've been working with Vim on two different machines, one running Ubuntu 10.04 (gVim) and the other Snow Leopard (MacVim). I copied my .vimrc file and .vim folder to both, and noticed a few minor ...
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Increase font size in gvim

How do I increase font size in gvim permanently? I have 2880x1620 resolution and the gvim window/font-size is so small that I cannot almost read it. I can live with small icons, but without readable ...
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gVim: Once in command-line mode, how can I paste a selection?

In gVim, once in command-line mode (typed ':'), how can I paste a selection made with the mouse after entering command-line mode, into the command-line? For instance, I start typing :g//s//_ Then, ...
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gVIM on Windows 7 crashes due to COMCTL32.dll

My gVIM 7.4 (and also 7.3 before that) keeps crashing when I work on .py files (other files don't cause the problem). The crashes appear periodically but unpredictably - at least to me there doesn't ...
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vim pre patched fonts doesnt work in powerline

I've installed gvim and powerline plugin. I downloaded pre patched fonts and did everything like the readme file says and still got that weird looking fonts in powerline. I cleared the cache, even ...
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Vim: change guicursor to empty rectangle shape?

The only cursor shape options I found were ver, hor and block. But what I actually want is this: It appears for a couple of milliseconds when I unfocus gVim and give focus to another window (e.g. ...
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Non-English text appears garbled in gVim

I'm able to input Tamil text successfully in gVim, but the output appears with letters getting one on top of another. This is the case whether I create the file from within gVim or create it elsewhere ...
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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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“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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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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Gvim 7.4: how to save the default font setting? Any improvements from gvim 7.3?

As the following post demonstrates: How to change the default font of gVim on Windows 7 it is impossible to save the default Gvim font from the Gvim program. Closing Gvim will cause it to completely ...
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gvim how to open different FileTypes in different color schemes

okay so I want gvim to open all my files using the 'slate' color scheme except for .html and .css files. I want it to open .html and .css files using the 'ron' color scheme. I tried doing colo slate ...