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How to map CAPS LOCK key in Vim?

This question has already been asked here. The accepted answer says it is not possible. Other answers provide a way to do it on linux but I have not check if it worked. I am most interested in knowing ...
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Vim Explorer “not an editor command”

When I open MacVim (installed with homebrew) in the GUI, the Explorer works as expected. But if I open "vim" in a terminal, I've got that message: E492: Not an editor command: Explorer But the ...
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how to move the 'New MacVim Buffer Here' menu into the main context menu?

If I right click on a file, I can open the file by clicking Services and then New MacVim Buffer Here: However, this is a bit cumbersome. How can I move the New MacVim Buffer Here menu action to be ...
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How can I fix missing spaces when using Dictation with MacVim or Terminal?

I'm trying to use Dictation on OS X 10.10.5 to enter text into MacVim (or into Terminal). It works for the most part but, for whatever reason, those programs won't let Dictation add a space after each ...
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macvim not respecting os/x shortcuts

I have macvim working as expected on my older mac. On a newly minted Mac however, the normal key sequences to select, copy, and paste text: Shift arrow keys (select) Command C, Command X, ...
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Vim Caught deadly signal SEGV

More frequent than I would like my vim crashes with the terminal prompting Vim: Caught deadly signal SEGV. I use vim with the pyflakes plugin to edit python scripts. The vim is the standard ...
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How to access menubar via keyboard only (no mouse) in macvim

I have remapped the key to access the MenuBar using KeyRemap4MacBook (/Karabiner) to Option-3. Unfortunately MacVim does not respect that combination: hitting it has no effect. I am trying to make ...
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Macvim crashing about hourly

Any hints on stabilizing MacVim? I have version "Custom Version 7.4 (73)" as shown in screenshot Typically MacVim is crashing when I am working on a different application - not when actually ...
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Where is the file .vimrc in Yosemite? (Download Macvim through Homebrew)

I have Yosemite 10.10.3 and I recently downloaded macvim using homebrew. I find a vimrc file under the directory: /usr/share/vim However, after putting some modification like setting the ...
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Can the close buttons on MacVim's tabs be hidden?

Sometimes I use the mouse to select a tab, but I never want to use the mouse to close a tab, so they only cause problems due to mis-clicking.
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LustyExplorer is not loading

I added lustyExplorer to ~/.vim/plugin. Then I ran MacVim and tried to run it with ":LustyFileSystemExplorer". Error "Unknown Function: lustyExplorer#LustyFileSystemExplorerStart" In the ...
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How do I create a symlink to MacVim configuration files?

I want to store my configuration files in source control and symlink them so they will be used by MacVim. Looking at :scriptnames I see vimrc and gvimrc being used in: ...
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How can I set up seamless navigation of vim and iterm2 splits?

I am trying to map my C-h, C-j, C-k, C-l keys to be able to navigate vim (running in iterm2) splits but if there is no vim split to move to it should figure out that I want to jump to a different ...
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How to get rid of black stripes in the bottom and top of screen in full screen mode

When I'm opening macvim in full screen mode I have black stripes in bottom and top. So I can't see some part of code. In none full screen there're no black stripes. Is there a way to get rid of ...
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MacVim: difference in syntax highlighting in terminal and GUI

I installed MacVim with homebrew, and specified the option to override system vim. It can be confirmed by looking at the version of vim in terminal. However, I don't understand why the terminal ...
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How to change key mapping behavior of macvim

In Ubuntu, if I hit Shift + Alt + A while in insert mode, it moves the cursor to the end of the line and stays in insert mode. Shift + Alt + I does the same for moving to the beginning of the line. ...
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Cannot install MacVim 7.4 on OS X Maverick 10.9.4?

I have brew installed (v 0.9.5) along with Xcode (Version 5.1.1 (5B1008)). When I attempt to install MacVim like so I encounter the following error message: $ brew install macvim ==> Downloading ...
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How to prevent MacVim from inheriting .profile as if it was Bash itself?

I have this guard in my .profile: if [ -n "$BASH_VERSION" ]; then if [ -f "$HOME/.bashrc" ]; then . "$HOME/.bashrc" fi if [ -f "$HOME/.bash_aliases" ]; then . ...
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How to create Mac OS X global hot key to open .txt file in MacVim.app at vim 'mark'?

Can and how can I create Mac OS X global hot key (possibly mapped to an OS X service, like what OmniFocus and Fantastical offer to make new entries in their inbox/calendar, respectively) to open a ...
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OSX vs Vim: a war for the Function keys

Is there a way to quickly toggle the "use F1, F2, etc as standard function keys" in OSX? I'm a vim user on a MacBook, and I'd like to use at least some of the function keys for vim mappings, but it's ...
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Cannot bring up MacVim 7.4 on Mac OS X 10.7.5

I just installed MacVim 7.4 on Mac OS X Lion through macports, but I cannot bring it up? Typing mvim in the terminal invokes the application but doesn't bring up any window (and doesn't print anything ...
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mvim (MacVim 7.4) opening new windows rather than tabs (Mac OS X 10.8.5)

I am using the above and editing new files using mvim <filename>. The first time after I installed mvim in the /usr/local/bin directory it seemed to open files in new tabs by default, this ...
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Difficulty setting the 'Open with app' to an alias

I am trying to set MacVim, installed via homebrew, to be the default HEX file editor. I started this task by creating an alias to MacVim.app located in /usr/local/Cellar/macvim/7.3-61 and placing the ...
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Strange bug in MacVim 7.4 and some others apps on MacBook Retina

Bug (excuse me for bad quality) Explanation: In full screen mode in MacVim 7.4 i see the background panel. I tried set transparency=0 but it does not work, Is it good to see backpanel in ...
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Vim, MacVim, and Unicode

Unicode characters appear in regular old vim in the terminal (iTerm), but not MacVim. Is there a way to get MacVim to handle Unicode characters appropriately. If it helps, I installed them using ...
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Does Spotlight normally index links in ~/Applications?

I have installed MacVim through homebrew, and this resulted in an alias in ~/Applications that points to /usr/local/Cellar/macvim/7.3-66/MacVim.app. Unfortunately MacVim does not show up in Spotlight ...
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Remap arrow key to different shortcut

I am used to vim and like to move with H, J, K, L. I would like to avoid switching to the arrow keys when I am in a text field for example. Is there a way to remap the following keys in all ...
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vim does not accept syntax in vimrc

When I put the following in ~/.vimrc and save it, syntax on vim get errors while opening. I think there are some vim configuration conflicts. Herewith the errors: Error detected while ...
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iTerm2 and MacVim - how to make them play nicely together

I use vim with this wonderful plugin which constantly changes my colorscheme in order to let me find my perfect one. I use iTerm 2 too, which is themed itself. Now, when I use the non-GUI version of ...
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How to make icons appear at top of MacVim again

I just upgraded to a new version of MacVim. There used to be a row of icons at the top of every MacVim window with buttons for opening/saving files, cut/paste/delete, etc. Now that row of buttons is ...
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Where VIM keep its recordings?

I was trying to use VIM and it kept blinking "recording" all the time. Now I know that it means VIM was recording what I was typing. Where does it keep these recordings? I would like to delete these.
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How to share .bashrc files between two mac user accounts

I have set up two user logins on my computer, one for home and one for work. I would like to be able to share any of my bash and vim settings between the two users. Is there anyway to do this? Thus ...
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Vim/Emacs keybinding for `Preview.app`

Does anybody have ideas about using emacs/ vim key binding for Preview.app to browser pdf files and how?
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Sharing mac clipboard with vim inside terminal

I use vim inside terminal and trying to share the mac clipboard with vim. Compiled vim with xterm_clipboard support and installed XQuartz. MacBook-Air:web-ui nagakirank$ vim --version | grep ...
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Set macvim as default application after homebrew installation

I've installed macvim via homebrew. This is working fine. But when it commes to choose a default application for a new file type I cannot see MacVim. How can I set MacVim as the default application ...
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How do I install MacVim?

How do I install MacVim on Mountain Lion? I want to get the MacVim application, as well as the new command-line vim. I see there are several ways to do it (a snapshot from Google Code, via ...
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MacVim — switch to tab where file is opened if trying to open an already-opened file

Over the course of the day, I often open many tabs/windows open in MacVim, I forget exactly which files I've opened etc. Then when I try to open a file I have already opened somewhere, I get ...
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Assign a key to switch to fullscreen instance of MacVim

I have MacVim running full screen in Mac OS X Lion, and I want to switch to the MacVim screen when I hit e.g. F15. Is there a way to accomplish this?
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MacVim — how to make Ctrl+A go to beginning of line, Ctrl+E to the end of the line

I'm trying to switch to MacVim as my main editor, and I'm liking it so far, except for one issue: I got really used to the Mac shortcuts control-A to go to the beginning of a line, and control-E to ...
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Annoying blank window in MacVim - how to get rid of it?

Whenever I start MacVim, a window opens that is not a buffer and doesn't seem to do anything - it doesn't react to any input at all, even - and that is the annoying part - the Mac OS X close button ...
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Has anybody used Dragon Dictate on OS X with MacVIM

I'm a Ruby on Rails developer and I've seen a very intriguing video of a developer using Dragon Dictate on Windows to do software development. I'm a long-time OS X / VIM user and I am wondering if ...
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Saving files on lost focus in console Vim

I have been trying to setup the console version of vim to save any changed files when the Terminal window loses focus. Following these instructions does not work. Am I to assume that maybe the ...
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Is it possible to make all text fields in OS X editable with Vi keybindings?

What I'm looking for is a way to use Vi-style keybindings throughout OS X, similar to how invoking: $ set -io vi in a Terminal will give Vi-style keybindings when using the shell. I'm guessing this ...
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Activity process does not terminate?

I am using a Mac and I use Macvim for programming. If my program happens to go into an infinite loop and I have to quit Macvim and restart it due to this the program will restart but the program ...
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How to make MacVim remember its zoom level

Every time I open the MacVim, the font size of its contents are just too small to read. So I have to zoom in (with Command + +) several time before editing stuff. The problem is it doesn't remember ...
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where is ~/.vim folder? and how to install themes?

I downloaded color sample pack from http://vim.sourceforge.net/scripts/script.php?script_id=625 it says i should unzip and place it into ~/.vim but where is this folder? I tried unzip it to my ...
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Where does macvim keep it's themes?

I'm using MacVim and am attempting to change the default theme. I have the following in my .vimrc file (and in .gvimrc as well): colorscheme macvim But the theme remains unchanged. What am I doing ...
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How to update PHP syntax file for vim?

I notice the syntax file for PHP for vim is quite out-dated. Does anyone know where is these syntax file located in Mac so I can do the upgrade?
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How do I update the Icon of a program running from /usr/local/bin on the Dock?

I often run mvim from iTerm, and it pops up on the Dock with the default vim icon. A friend gave me a nice icon for mvim, how do I go about updating the icon for mvim launched from a console?
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Can't switch theme in MacVim

I recently installed MacVim along with Janus. When I'm inside macVim I can change my color scheme with :color freya but if i restart MacVim the them is reverted back to ir_black. I've added freya to ...