The name given to the OS X port of gVim, the popular editor.

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Activate pref to hide macvim when last window closes, via vimrc or command line

MacVim has a preference item under "General > After last window closes" that gives the option to Hide MacVim. This returns focus to the terminal after the last MacVim window is closes via :q. I'd ...
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How can I use remote server with Macvim on the command line?

mvim --servername master works, but loads the gui mvim -v --servername master doesnt
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How to move VIM's status-line and command-line to the top of the window?

I don't like them at the bottom of the display. Instead, I want them located at the top. I didn't find any command to config it that way. Are there any? Or are there any switches in the source files ...
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Using macvim diff for SVN diffs with Versions on OS X

I would like to use Macvim's diff mode for file comparison in the SVN application called "Versions" for OS X. How would I write a script that launches Macvim in diff mode for such file comparisons? ...
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How do you set up MacVim to compile and run Java?

I'm reading loads of great things about Vim and MacVim, so I've downloaded it and I've been using it for writing HTML and CSS. I figure that since I'm new to this whole area, I might as well learn ...
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special characters in MacVim

I added the Vim plugins and such from this page http://github.com/akitaonrails/vimfiles. I followed the instructions on the page and it all worked out fine, except the part on getting Command-T to ...
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MacVim switching tabs & El Capitan split screen

Using El Capitan's split screen feature, I'd like to have MacVim open in the left half and Terminal open in the right half. This works fine, until I try to switch tabs in MacVim via the keyboard ...
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How can I treat a logical block as a text object in Vim?

Here's a situation I'm in every day: 0 .outer_selector { 1 2 .inner_selector { 3 margin: 0; 4 padding: 0; 5 6 input { display: none; } 7 } 8 9 } Now I want to cut and paste the ...
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How do I get Dash Doc App to respect indentation on MacVim?

Couldn't do the same as the answer in the question below. How do I get Dash Doc App to respect indentation? Has someone run into the same problem with Vim? -- Edit: I can't reuse the question ...
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macvim highlights everything opening a file

When I open a file with MacVim, It highlights everything in red. I am not sure how to get rid of this permanently. How can I do this in .vimrc?
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MacVim Replace All not working properly

I have an html file that I need to replace some characters with html entities. Right now I'm trying to replace — with — but when I use the Replace All button, the result is that all of ...
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Make vim plugin Syntastic mark more than the first error in php

I'm using vim on mac (both command line & MacVim) and installed the syntastic plugin for syntax error checking. I'm now using it and its standard php syntax_checker for php coding, but if there's ...
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MacVim does not open new windows

This happened right after I removed some folders on my system ruby, the more I have reinstalled the xcode. But even so, it opens new windows, only the icon appears and the toolbar of the software. I ...
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Homebrew error with MacVim on OSX Lion

I am trying to install Macvim with Homebrew on an OSX machine running Lion. After installing iconv at /opt/local/bin/iconv I get the following error in the log: Error: Can't run ...
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Is anyone using pysmell for vim with luck?

I'm trying to get pysmell (https://github.com/orestis/pysmell) to work - looks like a nice code completion tool for django development in vim. I'm on Mac OS X 1.7.1 (Lion) with MacVim 7.3 (snapshot ...
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How to create maps for the fn key in MacVim

I've been having some pains in my left little finger, and I'd like to try to alleviate it's task by using the Fn key in Mac keyboards as the Ctrl key in MacVim, since that's where 90% of my action ...
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Get OS X Terminal.app to accept Ctrl-+ for Vim

I am trying to bind Ctrl-+ and Ctrl-- in Vim to resize the current window. However, Terminal does not seem to pass anything when I press Ctrl-+. Ctrl-- does work. I checked in Vim itself using Ctrl-V ...
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In MacVim, how do I disable arrow keys in insert mode?

I have added this to my .vimrc: nnoremap <up> <nop> nnoremap <down> <nop> nnoremap <left> <nop> nnoremap <right> <nop> inoremap <up> <nop> ...
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Making MacVim/gVim “block” the terminal until closed

A long time ago, before I switched to vims, I used an editor for OS X known as TextMate. (Anyone remember that? ;) Its command-line binary, mate, allowed for a mate -w flag, which would block the ...
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Vim: Jump to previous cursor position, NOT edit point

I am trying to write a tiny macro to append a ; to the end of the current line (A;), then return to the cursor position from which I jumped before executing the macro. C-o and C-i are not what I ...
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Open Macvim within terminal without opening a new window

Every time I try to edit a file, I do mvim file.txt in the terminal then a new MacVim window pops up. But if I do vim file.txt, it will not open a new window. Instead, it will initialise vim within ...
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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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Automatic indentation with MacVim

How can I change the automatic indentation in MacVim? My problem is that when editing a TeX file, every time I type, for example, (, vim decides to indent the line for me. Here is a video of my ...
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How to install macvim on OS X 10.7 Lion from its .tbz package?

I got a .tbz file from http://code.google.com/p/macvim/ I am a new Mac User. And i would like to use macvim for my development. How can I upzip this file and make installation for that .tbz file? ...
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MacVim-like keyboard shortcuts in gVim

MacVim has some nifty features like Cmd + S to save Cmd + Z to undo, and so on, is there a port like this for gVim.
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MacVim symlink points to earlier vim version

Using homebrew I installed MacVim 7.3, but when typing "vim" in terminal it points met to 7.2 version that I installed by downloading MacVim from the web. I must have installed it a while ago and set ...
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MacVim behaving strangely with my aliases (even setting shell=/bin/bash\ -l)

I wanted to write some scripts and have MacVim call some bash commands. I have some aliases and wanted vim to be able to call them, so I knew I needed a login shell, just didn't know how to make vim ...
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peepopen - macvim - reindex

I am using the peepopen plugin for Macvim. However, when I create a new file within my Macvim session, it is not visible in peepopen. It is still the original snapshot from when I originally opened ...
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Mac OSX: opening .cc files with MacVim instead of Xcode by default

In Mac OSX 10.6.4, I'm trying to change the default application for opening .cc files from Xcode to MacVim, but Xcode or OSX won't abide. Here's a screenshot: Notice how the clicking "Change ...
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Replace terminal's vi with windowed vim for root

I'm on Mac OS X, but I guess this is the same for other unixes. Every time I type vi on the terminal, I want to open the GUI version of Vim (in Mac OS it's called mvim). For my user, I got it ...
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VIM Crashes/Freezes on specific files Mac OSX Mavericks

I've recently switched over to using VIM and use a friends .vimrc that works well for him https://github.com/dtothefp/dotfilesv2/blob/master/vim/vimrc.symlink I first installed vim through Homebrew ...
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Inconsolata font with powerline support and italics

Is there an Inconsolata font package with italics and support for powerline? I have only been able to find: powerline-fonts - has powerline support but no italics Inconsolata-LGC - has italics but ...
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Keep window size when resizing font in MacVim

When changing the font size in MacVim on OSX (Cmd +,Cmd -), the window is resized as well. Is there a setting that makes MacVim keep its window's size, when the font is resized?
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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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mvim: display number of columns in window?

I'm transitioning to MacVim from terminal vim, and I've gotten used to the "80 x 24" display at the top of terminal windows (COLS x ROWS). Is there a way to enable some such display in MacVim?
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MacVim commands not working in insert mode

The following shortcuts I have defined in my settings: "Select next/prev tabs noremap <C-Tab> :tabnext<CR> noremap <C-S-Tab> :tabprev<CR> are for going to the previous and ...
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Reformat line breaks in Vim markdown file

I recently converted from TextMate to MacVim with Janus for editing my markdown files. How can I reformat an old markdown file so that lines longer than 79 characters are converted from a single ...
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Permanently change defult application for a file type?

How can I open all files of a certain type with a specific application? For instance, MacVim? Selecting open with --> other --> select MacVim and checking "always open with" works for individual ...
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Setting active window on Vim startup

I'm using MacVim with the Taglist plugin, which I want to be open all the time when I start MacVim. So in my .gvimrc I have the following :TlistToggle Which opens the sidebar when I load my MacVim ...
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Installing MacVim issue with 'src/' directory and ./configure command

The MacVim Readme_mac says I need to cd to a directory called 'src/', but it doesn't exist by default. Should I just create it or does it absence raise a flag? also when I do $ ./configure --help it ...
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MacVim doesn't display on El Capitan

I just upgraded to El Capitan installed MacVim 7.3. When I start it there is no display just the menu bar. Is there some magic incantation I need to perform?
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MacVim cmd+a (select all) no longer works

I haven't tweaked my .vimrc for MacVim in a while. But I notice recently cmd+a no longer works. Instead it clears the buffer and types a g instead: When I go: :verbose nmap <D-a> It says: no ...
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MacVim.app doesnt open any edit windows

i installed macvim with brew install macvim brew link macvim brew linkapps i am on os x el capitan, but had same problem on yosemite if i go to /usr/local/Cellar/macvim/7.4-80/bin and execute ...
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“Cmd”+“Shift”+“N” works in MacVim but not terminal VIM

I use iTerm2 on Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and I installed YADR and that comes with all its configurations and mappings. One of the mappings maps Cmd+Shift+N to NERDTreeToggle. This however works in ...
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Compiling vim with python support - installing powerline

I spent all day yesterday backing up my hard drive, clean installing Mac OSX Yosemite, and now I'm trying to get all my stuff in order like it was before. I have powerline installed properly (it ...
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mapping jj to escape in macvim works but not in terminal vim

In my vimrc I have: inoremap jj <ESC> Using the latest macvim I can hit jj and i'll jump from insert to command mode, but using the same vimrc with just regular vim in iterm2 it just inserts ...
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Vim conceal feature is applied to active line

I am using MacVim with the vim-latex plugin. There is a conceal feature turned on by default that converts LaTeX symbols to unicode in vim itself so the source is easier to read. I think this is ...
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vim and macvim are not reading my .vim directory

I have installed vim and macvim using macports, and tried copying over my .vim directory from linux. Neither seems to read anything from that directory: my customizations for folding and indenting ...
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MacVim: make URLs clickable

I want to be able to click on URLs I see in MacVim. How can I do that? Is that possible?
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Vim uses system ruby and python

I have installed Python and Ruby using Homebrew and RVM respectively and they work fine in terminal, but Vim (both system and MacVim from Homebrew) launches system ones for some reason. :! which ...