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When I use Vim's search feature (the / key from insert mode), somehow the text I search for is placed in Safari's search bar whenever I switch back to an open Safari window.

See here for a gif of what's happening.

I started Vim via vim -u NONE to ensure the behavior is not caused by anything in my vimrc file, and my only active Safari plugins are "AdBlock Icon" and "AdBlock Engine."

I might be unaware that this is an intended feature (of Vim?), but scanning Vim's relevant help pages didn't immediately turn up anything useful.

Other potentially relevant details:

  • Terminal: I'm using Apple's default Terminal app
  • Browser: behavior also occurs when using Chrome or Firefox browsers
  • OS: macOS High Sierra version 10.13.6

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