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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?
Last edited by arunswarup; 10-19-2005 at 03:13 PM.
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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.
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
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.
Last edited by acid_kewpie; 10-19-2005 at 04:22 PM.
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)