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Old 10-19-2005, 03:01 PM   #1
arunswarup
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gvim cut/copy-paste keyboard shortcuts


Hi,

suppose i want to copy some text from firefox to gvim, the copied text does not get pasted in gvim with keyboard shortcuts;
i've tried the most-likely shortcuts
Ctrl-V, Shift-Ctrl-V, Shift-Insert
none of them work

when I check the gvim 'Edit' menu, the shortcut for Copy is "+gP ... how the hell am I supposed to remember that--let alone hit 4 keys sequentially---just to Paste from the clipboard?

how do I do a keyboard mapping to Ctrl-V or something sensible

P.S. what were the developers thinking?

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Old 10-19-2005, 03:39 PM   #2
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They were thinking: we want to keep vi the cool, lean
mean editor it always was, and don't annoy the people
who were using it for 20 plus years. Instead of looking
to re-define the thing (always a bad idea, if you get onto
someone elses machine it will "misbehave" again, just
get over it and learn). You COULD conceivably try (I
don't use gvim, just plain vim in an xterm/console) using
X's mouse-way of copying and pasting. High-light in
firefox with the mouse-button1 pressed, switch to gvim,
press i, and middle click into it.


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Old 10-19-2005, 04:04 PM   #3
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customize keyboard shortcut

ok ...

Shift-Insert works on X-term, gnome-terminal, konsole, (even in win XP) ... so, are the shortcut keys dependent on the terminal (in this case gui?)?

how do I set the shortcut key for "paste" to be Ctrl-V?

thank you for replying

edit: if they have a complicated shortcut-setup & expect me to use the mouse (i found the middle-mouse-click quite annoying & i posted in this forum), what is the point of using gvim?

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Old 10-19-2005, 04:15 PM   #4
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I don't know - that's why I don't use it. But if you
dislike (g)vims key-setup, why don't you use kate
or some other more CUA compliant editor instead
of complaining about a screwdriver not being a
hammer?


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Old 10-19-2005, 04:21 PM   #5
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ok... SO... Ctrl+V for paste is good? Ctrl+X for cut is good? well... they're just arbitrary choices just like vi's are... but what about the generic windows hotkey for copy? Ctrl+C? you honestly think that using exactly the same key combination for "copy the selected text" and "terminate this running process immediately" is a good thing?!?!?!?! cha! DOS was using Ctrl+C to terminate programs long before Notepad and it's ilk came around...

Anywho. vi rocks, and it's not until you take the time to look at it in a little more depth that you have a chance of understanding why.

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Old 10-19-2005, 04:32 PM   #6
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*newbie looks at experienced unix users' posts & thinks!*

ook!

but, they could have assigned something simpler than "+gP
 
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Old 10-23-2005, 05:42 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by arunswarup
*newbie looks at experienced unix users' posts & thinks!*

ook!

but, they could have assigned something simpler than "+gP
add the following to your ~/.vimrc:

Quote:
nmap <C-V> "+gP
imap <C-V> <ESC><C-V>i
vmap <C-C> "+y
and don't listen to the conservatives

this assigns Ctrl+V to paste the clipboard in normal and insert modes and Ctrl+c to copy to clipboard in "visual" mode.
 
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Old 09-12-2009, 08:34 AM   #8
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Cool! Modifiying the .vimrc works.

Thanks
 
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Old 09-12-2009, 02:52 PM   #9
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By the way, there are scripts in the standard distribution that define this and other "compatibility" niceties. If you're used to ms windows "standards" you can add

Code:
source $VIMRUNTIME/mswin.vim
to your ~/.vimrc . For mac compatibility that'd be

Code:
source $VIMRUNTIME/macmap.vim
You can find more interesting standard scripts by browsing the $VIMRUNTIME, just type:

Code:
:vi $VIMRUNTIME
 
Old 09-13-2009, 11:05 PM   #10
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Thank you so much. I am settling on mswin.vim.
 
Old 06-01-2012, 08:34 AM   #11
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thnx, though I found that:
nmap <C-V> "+gP
imap <C-V> <ESC><C-V>a
vmap <C-C> "+y

using a (append) instead of i (insert) put my cursor behind what I've pasted worked better for me(even adding a space after a) .
 
Old 03-08-2014, 11:35 PM   #12
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'<Ctrl - R> +' will paste the X11 buffer. You can just hold Ctrl and Shift then hit 'R' and '+'.
 
Old 07-21-2014, 10:38 PM   #13
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@ femistofel, YOU ROCK!

checking the contents of the VIMRUNTIME, so I could add some vim and gvim kung fu. Hehehe!
 
Old 06-29-2016, 10:09 AM   #14
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modify the .vimrc workd fine

Thanks. I've always desiring to make the paste shortcut "ctrl+v" work since several months. I managed to get the "ctrl+v" work by modifying the file .vimrc.
ps: it is important to stick to the question asked instead of saying some bullshit (like acid_kewpie)
 
  


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