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Upgrade vim/gvim on Ubuntu 12.04

Ubuntu 12.04 has vim 7.3.429, which has an issue with match() function, because of it I need to upgrade vim and gvim. I need for vim >= 7.3.829 && <= 7.3.1268, or >= 7.4.018 (because of ...
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How can I launch a specific application bypassing the global menu in Unity?

So, trying to get up to speed with LaTex in vim/gvim... problem is the beginners tutorial for vim-latexsuite assumes gvim and the gui menus. Okay, got gvim right here. Problem is, under Unity and the ...
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Modifying the appearance of gvim

I wanted to set the color scheme of gvim to 'evening' and have line numbers displayed everytime I start. But I can't find the right .gvimrc file and how can I set these default settings. Help much ...
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why am i getting this error ,when i tried to access one of log file

(gvim:5878): IBUS-WARNING **: The owner of /home/(user)/.config/ibus/bus is not root!
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gvim startup slow: huge GUI delay

vim starts up quickly. gvim takes ages, with or without loading plugins. The --startuptime option shows: 733.162 467.301: starting GUI 733.945 000.783: reading viminfo 25801.849 25067.904: GUI ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 graphics crashing when GVIM opens TEX files

I am having a little problem everytime when I open GVIM to edit *.tex files. The Menus die, Windows jiggle (maximize and minimize quickly) and I get a internal error crash report from ubuntu (12.04). ...
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Gvim GLib-GObject-WARNING in ubuntu 13.10

I upgraded from ubuntu 13.04 to ubuntu 13.10 this afternoon. And when I try starting vim form the terminal after the upgrade, I get these warnings (gvim:4054): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: Attempt to ...
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vim-airline status bar not shown when only single file is open

I am recently start using Vim (Vim-gnome) and also use plugin vim-airline. Everything is fine but when i have only single file open, Status bar shown but not rendered correctly(not exact airline bar, ...
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Gray bar artefacts when gvim window snaps to half screen

I am about the behavior that if you move a window to the very left of your screen then it snaps in to occupy exactly half of the screen. If I do this with a gui-vim window, some (useless?) gray bars ...
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How fix or reinstall Gvim in Ubuntu

I tried to use my .vimrc file from Windows in Ubuntu 12.04 but i am not having success. I also pasted the .vimrc file at the native vimrc file at usr/share/vim but no success. Tried to create another ...
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Optimizing GVim Fonts in Ubuntu 13.04

I'm using Tweak Tool to optimize font settings like anti-aliasing and font-hinting in Ubuntu 13.04. While this affects everything else on my system, the fonts in the GVim window (the actual code) ...
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gvim produces error when hitting the close window on ubuntu 13.04

Everytime I close a gvim window with the little x on the window or Alt + F4. I get the following error and have to hit return to get my command prompt back. Has anyone seen this? (gvim:26639): ...
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how to fix my gvim eror on lounch?? “line” [new file]

My GVim on Ubuntu 12.04 keep showing this error message: "error" "line" [new file] How do I fix it?
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gvim warning: LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING

In gvim, if I do gvim . it uses netrw to show directory structure. Then if I open a file and then, without editting, do :E and then open the file again I get, LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Trying to ...
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Application running in foreground?

Gvim has the -f option. Its man page says, -f Foreground. For the GUI version, Vim will not fork and detach from the shell it was started in. What does this mean? I ...
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How to open scripts from Second Life viewer into console vim

I want everything that has to do with text to be edited within console vim with tabs. My problem is that I can't open files in console vim from GUI, I can only open them in gvim. Does anyone know ...
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Mapping Windows key in Gvim

How do I map the Windows key in Gvim? I've tried referencing it as T as suggested here and it doesn't seem to work.
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Anti-aliasing in Gvim

Apparently there's no anti-aliasing in vim-gtk in Xubuntu so the console version looks better than GUI one. Is there a way to turn it on?
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Problem installing latest vim on ubuntu 12.10

I am trying to install the latest version of vim on Ubuntu 12.10. But when I use this command sudo apt-get install vim It gives me such an error How to solve this?
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how can I change file association globally?

gedit is set by default to open about any source file. I've gone through the file properties and changed default application to VIM for C and C++ files. I'd need to do this for any source file I open ...
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Is Vim-gnome FuzzyFinder plugin broken since Ubuntu 13.04?

After Ubuntu 13.04 installation I simply unzip an archive with all my gvim setup, ie. .vim/ .vim-fuf .viminfo .vimrc After doing a clean install of Ubuntu 13.04, I unzipped my Vim config as usual. ...
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What is the difference between the different vim packages available in Ubuntu

The difference between vim-gtk and vim-gnome has been discussed here. Ubuntu usually offers more than these two options for vim : vim-nox vim-athena vim-* It is not clear which vim package ...
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Gvim always starts in the home directory!

I use gvim to edit my tex files and it is the default editor. So I just double click on the tex files to edit them and that opens them with Gvim. However, the working directory for Gvim is always the ...
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gvim doesn't show up in unity apps menu

if i enter "vim" in unity search (after pressing Super key") nothing shows up. I can only start gvim by using Alt+F2 and entering gvim. Why does this happen?
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Does vim support unicode?

I recently changed my system language to Tamil (a language used in India) from English. While I was enjoying Ubuntu in Tamil, my favorite editor vim has run into an issue because of the system ...
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How can I fix GVim Window size?

This might not be a bug, but I've installed the Vim plugin package, spf13-vim. My GVim window looks like this screenshot, which seems too big: This might not be an issue with spf13-vim, since ...
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How to edit files directly on server with GVim when ssh is mounted from Dolphin?

I would like to use GVim to edit external files that are accessed through Dolphin. I have an external server with files to be modified I access the server using SSH using Dolphin's built-in module I ...
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Using Vim as external editor using only one instance

I'm playing a game that has a scripting language. It has a button to open the scripts in external editor. You can set the command that will trigger the editor from within the game's interface. ...
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How to remove anomalous warning after closing gvim

I have added the function gvim(){ /usr/bin/gvim -f "$@" & true; } to my .bashrc file. but I still have a problem. I open file 111 with gvim and close it and a warning like [10]+ ... /usr/bin/gvim ...
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Shortcut Keys to Launch gVim

I am using Unity I added the shortcut to open gVim, using keyboard->Shortcuts->Custom shortcuts So now Ctrl+G opens gVim, I want to launch it in a way that the selected file is opened in gVim after ...
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I can't install vim on my terminal

whenever i try to execute vim, the terminal shows this: The program 'vim' can be found in the following packages: * vim * vim-gnome * vim-tiny * vim-athena * vim-gtk * vim-nox Try: sudo apt-get ...
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Vim disables ibus IME — is this a bug?

I'm using ibus IME to input Japanese text into GVim. I have the following Vim script that I source when GVim starts up: autocmd InsertLeave * :call bug#onInsertLeave() function! bug#onInsertLeave() ...
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“Timeout was reached” error when opening file with gvim [duplicate]

I am new to linux Ubuntu 12.04. Every time I open a file with the gvim editor it gives me following warning: ** (gvim:4620): WARNING **: Unable to create Ubuntu Menu Proxy: Timeout was reached What ...
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Devanagari characters do not render properly in gvim

Devnagari characters do not render properly in gvim. They appear just as they do when typed in vim running in a terminal (consonants and vowels separated.) Is there any way we can make vim handle ...
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How do I fix the “Cannot source a directory: $HOME/.vimrc” error which pops up when I open GVim?

I created the $HOME/.vimrc folder manually. When I delete the folder the error does not appear.
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How can I put gVim in my gnome-shell favorites?

I use Ubuntu 12.04 with gnome-shell and I would like to have gVim in the favorites bar. How can I put it there? I can't find it under applications but it is installed.
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Can't install Gvim

I've installed Gvim and synaptic package manager on 12.04, Gvim had a warning each time I ran it from terminal. So I removed it and tried to install again but came with the following error from ...
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Why does it take so long to start gvim?

When I start gvim: $ date; /usr/bin/gvim; date Tue May 29 10:45:45 CST 2012 ** (gvim:6030): WARNING **: Unable to create Ubuntu Menu Proxy: Timeout was reached Tue May 29 10:46:11 CST 2012 To stop ...
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How do I make gvim start on desktop?

I mean, whenever I start and save files using gVim, have it know to save the files into my home directory. This is annoying because each time I save any file using any program then I save it on ...
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Keyboard shortcuts gone from menus in some programs in Ubuntu 12.04

I have noticed that keyboard shortcuts from GVim and Inkscape are gone from the menus of those programs in Ubuntu 12.04. In Ubuntu 10.04 these shortcuts were displayed in the menus. Are there ways ...
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How to get global application menu for gvim?

Gvim does not have a global menu (appmenu / application menu) in 12.04, and when starting gvim from a terminal, the following warning appears in the terminal after 25 seconds: ** (gvim:20320): ...
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How do I compile the latest gvim from source

I have found that I need to compile the lastest gvim due to a bug I have reported, but how do I proceed?
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How to skip to create Ubuntu Menu in status bar? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get global menu for gvim? When I type gvim in the terminal, I wait for ~20 seconds, then I get this error message: ** (gvim:30499): WARNING **: Unable to create ...
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gVIM has too much space between characters

I installed ubuntu 12.04 lts yesterday, and didn't change any system setting, but gvim can't get correct font display, there's too much space between character. Screeshot : ...
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How can I customize Vim for web development and programming?

I tried already to find something for my question in [askubuntu.com] , but nothing was answering my needs. So, what i want is build vim as a very powerful and useful editor for html,css, javascript, ...
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How do I customise the stylesheet that GVim uses for displaying Vala code? [closed]

In the following code examples in GVim, the keywords are shown as bold. How to disable the use of bold and just make them use the same regular font in GVim?
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gVim always opens in workspace #4

I'm a Windows guy who recently switched to Ubuntu ... I use gVim for programming. Every time I launch gVim from the applications menu or from the right-click context menu, it opens in workspace #4, no ...
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Is there a dictionary feature in VIM

I use vim for pretty much all my typing work. I was wondering if there was a feature that would use an offline dictionary and whenever I typed :def Ubuntu It would give me the definition of the ...
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Detachable menus in gvim are not clickable

You can detach the menus in gvim with the scissors symbol. This works, but I cannot click any of the items then. Is there a way to fix this?
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GVIM 7.3 exits with error information on Ubuntu 11.10 AMD64 [closed]

I installed GVIM 7.3 from Ubuntu Software Center. I can successfully run it in a terminal but after it exits, warning messages will show in that terminal. I've tried to solve it but, no effect. Can ...