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I want to use Ruby built from source, and also use Gvim [duplicate]

vim-gtk and vim-gnome both have libruby1.9.1 as a package dependency (in trusty), which in turn depends on ruby1.9.1 and I fear doing sudo apt-get install vim-gtk will cause commands such as irb and ...
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Getting <ctrl> + <backspace> to delete words in gnome-terminal and vim insert mode

It seems like <ctrl> + W deletes backwards one word at a time. That's great, but I'd really really this work with <ctrl> + <backspace> like most other apps. What's the best way to ...
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How can I execute a binary program by using gnome terminal in gvim?

I'm preparing for a ACM-ICPC regional recently, and I use gvim as my routine editor. I wanna compile my C++ code inside vim, that quite easy, But I want to execute it on the gnome terminal instead the ...
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gvim not rendering lines when opening new file/scrolling

I am running VirtualBox Ubuntu guest with Windows 10 host with extensions installed. I'm running into a weird issue with gvim not redrawing lines, blocks at a time. The lines appear to draw when the ...
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Vim in shell allows <alt>[a-z] to circumvent having to press <escape> to get out of INSERT mode. How can I apply this to Gui implimentations of Vim?

Vim in shell allows <alt>[a-z] to circumvent having to press Esc to get out of INSERT mode. For example, Open up a terminal and set its editing mode away from emacs, to vi set -o vi Now ...
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How to change toolbar color in gvim?

I've been customizing my gvim but I'm currently stuck since google searches doesn't seen to give me answers about the topic above.
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How do I reset gVim completely?

I am using Ubuntu 15.04. I installed gVim using sudo apt-get install vim-gnome. After installing, I played around with opening and editing files and changing the colorscheme to Solarized. I then ...
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GVim extra linespace

I recently installed GVim and set the font to DejaVu Sans Mono size 11, but I noticed that there are 2 pixel lines between the lines, making the lines look apart. With linespace set to -2, the spacing ...
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Repair Vim editor

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and I have some troubles with Vim editor. First I was using the normal version preinstalled with Ubuntu, then I installed VI Improved from Ubuntu Software Center, with some ...
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vim syntax color confuse [spf13-vim]

under the molokai color theme there are some characters would be automatic marked in red color and some tab characters would be automatic marked in white color too how to solve the automatic marked ...
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GVim no longer launches from Unity after customizing .desktop file

I customized the Exec line in: ~/.local/share/applications/gvim.desktop [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=GVim 7.4 GenericName=Text Editor Comment=View and edit text files ...
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Use gnome-terminal as the Fzf launcher in GVim

How can you use gnome-terminal as the launcher of fzf in GVim instead of the default xterm: https://github.com/junegunn/fzf let g:fzf_launcher = 'xterm -e bash -ic %s' I want to use gnome-terminal ...
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How do I set gvim as default application? [duplicate]

I compiled and installed vim 7.4 in Ubuntu 12.04. I want to set gvim as the default application for all text and C/C++ files. I tried : Right click > Open With Other Application. But couldn't find ...
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How to insert a line in vim

In my python application i need to write import import pdb; pdb.set_trace() for debugging. And after debugging line is removed. Is there any way in gvim to insert this line by key mapping, so that i ...
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Switch off search highlighting in gVim

When I do search in gVim (package gnome-vim), the search results are highlighted. How can I turn-off this highlighting when I don't need it any longer? Now it looks like persistent.
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I'd like to edit the window style for gVim is that possible?

I'd like to change the way gnome styles the window for gVim specifically (maybe firefox in the future) I want to remove the thin white/off white border, and possible recolor the title bar area to ...
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Which vim version can I use?

I recently installed vim on Ubuntu (14.04) with Unity. As it turns out, vim does not support yanking text to the clipboard (usind + or *). I read here that I have to install GVim in order to add this ...
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Nautilus open files in a running GVim instance as tab

Is it possible in (Unity) Ubuntu 12.04 to launch files in a running gVim instance as new tab from Nautilus? I can do that in a shell by 'gvim --remote-tab-silent' but i want this behavior also in ...
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Guake behavior for other apps

I use and love the guake terminal emulator, so i wonder if it is possible to get the toggle behavior work for other applications. For example i want to press F11 and my current running gVim instance ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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.