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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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Using Dictation with MacVim or Terminal

I'm trying to use Dictation on Mac 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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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 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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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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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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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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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 enable Syntax highlighting on Vim in Mac OS Terminal?

Is there a way to let Vim on Mac OS highlighten syntax of different languages in Terminal? I would guess for vim it is a .vimrc thing, right? (But I cannot find this file in my home folder).
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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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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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How to get MacVim to autoload ~/.vim/syntax

This might be something quirky about MacVim, so I'll ask here. I put a syntax file in ~/.vim/syntax, but it doesn't load. I have syntax on in my .vimrc. When I open the editor, :scriptnames doesn't ...
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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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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 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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How to make macvim recognise framework python in OS X?

By default, the sys.path of python in terminal vim and sys.path of python in macVim is different. In both environment, :python print sys.path in terminal vim returns: ...
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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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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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LaTeX PDF Preview in Vim

Is there plugin similar to Emacs LaTeX Preview Pane but for Vim on OSX? I need it to preview the PDF inside Vim, in its own pane/buffer. I don't need to be able to edit the PDF so no pdftotext is ...
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Espresso Libre theme for MacVim?

I recently changed editors from TextMate to MacVim. Thanks in part to vimtutor, things are going pretty well. But I miss the Espresso Libre color scheme: Is there a place where I can get Espresso ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I jump to a topic in vim under Terminal for a French Keyboard

I'm on a French keyboard and I'm unable to jump to a topic in vim: If I go ':help' the instructions say: Jump to a subject: Position the cursor on a tag (e.g. |bars|) and hit CTRL-]. I've ...
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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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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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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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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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Replaced /usr/bin/vim - now I get error messages

I tried to upgrade from the default vim install on Mac OS X (vim 7.2) to the one used by MacVim (vim 7.3) by creating a symlink: ln -s /Applications/MacVim.app/Contents/MacOS/Vim /usr/bin/vim ...
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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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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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Vim mappings / plugin for Xcode

I'm a developer who mostly does web stuff in Ruby and C#, and I'd like to start tinkering with iOS and Mac development. Over the last few month I've been trying to get fluent in one set of key ...