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In MacVim I can't get the command character to map

I read https://stackoverflow.com/questions/40990454/how-to-map-mac-command-key-in-vim that you can get the command key to map in MacVim I have installed MacVim with brew, using brew cask install ...
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How to enable all macOS Services keyboard shortcuts in Google Chrome?

I'm using macOS 10.13.x and MacVim 8.1.280 (151). MacVim adds a handy "New MacVim Buffer With Selection" service to the macOS service menu. It has a keyboard shortcut of control-command-v. In most ...
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macvim shortcut ( and in general)

In my quest to understand how to indent & unindent on MacVim using elegant shortcuts that are built-in... I couldn't figure how. The following links explain that > < keys will be handy, but ...
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E319: Sorry, the command is not available in this version on macvim

While trying to prepare macvim environment to work with clang-format I did: $ vim ~/.vimrc map <C-K> :pyf /usr/local/Cellar/clang-format/2018-04-24/share/clang/clang-format.py<cr> imap &...
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How to clear selection in OS X Terminal?

Usually in Terminal to delete text you have to sit there for an hour holding the ⌫ Delete. This is particularly annoying since I use vim in the terminal for Text file editing. But anywhere else in ...
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Open a new MacVim window with AppleScript

I can open a new iTerm window like this: tell application "iTerm" create window with default profile end tell How do I do the same but with MacVim?
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How do you position your hand to use the control + w key? What fingers do you use?

I would like to improve my typing. Currently, I start web dev with vim. I use one of the feature called split, which create new window for me. then we need to hit Control+ W to move around cursors. I ...
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How to properly use MacVim on OS X? (And, to delete the duplicative *.app via Finder)?

I use Gvim on Windows platforms on an hourly basis, and it really bothers me that I cannot make MacVim work properly when I need to move around with the MacBook Air. A bunch of things are going wrong ...
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Open a MacVim (gvim) window from MacVim

On Ubuntu/Windows when I have a gvim window open I just type :!gvim filename to open a new window. On OSX this does nothing. I think it may have to do with OSX not liking multiple instances of the ...
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Macvim can not load custom Powerline fonts when started from tmux session

I have a really strange issue with MacVim + Tmux + Powerline Fonts. I can run MacVim from the dock or terminal and it correctly starts with Powerline fonts. When I start a tmux session, and launch ...
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Cannot update 'macvim' formula using Homebrew?

I started my update from a clean output for brew doctor and then brew update macvim does not work: brew upgrade macvim ...
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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 netrw ...
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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, Command ...
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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 editing ...
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Where is the file .vimrc in macOS? (Downloaded 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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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: /Applications/MacVim.app/...
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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 (mac)...
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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 . "$HOME/....
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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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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 Homebrew),...
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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 ...