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

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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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How to trigger VIM's autocmd key mappings for .js or .pl files

Using VIM (MacVim to be specific) I've been trying to add a number of shortcuts to my .vimrc file that have different syntax in different languages. I'm using autocmd to add different keymappings ...
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NERDTree does not open in the directory from which macvim was opened

I upgraded my macvim to 7.3 recently and I can no longer open nerdtree or netw in the directory in which macvim was opened, it always opens in my home directory. For example, If I open macvim in ...
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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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How can I stop MacVim showing a whole screen of extra scroll?

Whenever I load files into MacVim it seems to retain the full screen full of ~ lines. This means that scroll is always out by a complete screen which is fairly annoying. Is there a way to avoid this ...
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Getting (Mac)Vim to Work With RVM

I'm using RVM to manage Ruby installs and Gems, and MacVim to create and edit Ruby files. I have a key command in my ~/.vimrc mapped to evaluate a loaded Ruby file and print the output. It looks ...
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VIM - leaves .swp files after crash

I use MacVim (snapshot 51) to edit a the Python/HTML/etc files in moderately sized project. Every few months my system locks up or crashes, and Vim leaves a plethora of .*.swp files around. When I go ...
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Is there a way to forward-delete in insert-mode in vim?

Is there a way to forward-delete in insert-mode in vim? I'm using a MacVim. I tried "Control-D", but it obviously doesn't work. I'm searching the official documentation, but cannot find. Any help ...
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Is there a way to “lock” the viewport in vim?

I recently started using Vim with NERDTree. The annoying thing is when I close the buffer, NERDTree expands to fill the rest of the screen, and I have to open another file and reopen NERDTree to get ...
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Vim - Displaying Code Output in a New Window á la Textmate?

A few months back I switched from Textmate to Vim. Overall I really love Vim, but one of the things I miss from Textmate is using the ⌘R command to run Ruby code and having the results neatly ...
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Starting vim at top of the screen

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 ...
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$PATH in Vim doesn't match Terminal

I'm using MacVim and when I don't launch it from the Terminal (mvim) its $PATH does not include what I have set in my .bash_profile. It only seems to have the default values, ...
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Snippets in Vim not working

I've been trying to get snippets to work with Vim (specifically, MacVim). I have tried both snippetsEmu and snipMate (preferred). Other plugins are working fine. I have been able to get snippetsEmu ...
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How do you set the default window size in MacVim?

The default window size appears to be 24x80 but I'd prefer to set it so new windows appear in the size 50x90. Is there a way to set this default?