Hello, I'm quite new to Vim but I heard it's a good text editor to use so I'm trying it now. I regularly edit more than one file at a time so I have this in my ~/.vimrc:
noremap <Left> :prev<CR>
noremap <Right> :next<CR>
noremap <Down> :args<CR>
and run Vim by 'vim *.html'.
Last time I tried
noremap <Left> :prev<CR>:args<CR>
but the status bar flickered "index.html" before showing the result of :args i.e. "[index.html] index2.html". How do I prevent this flicker from happen? I suppose that I should prevent it by suppressing the refresh of the display, much like Ctrl-S and Ctrl-Q do in the xterm. I've tried inserting those control codes into the noremap, but they don't work. So is there any way for me to prevent the flicker?
On a side note, for all the Vim users out there, how do you edit multiple files effectively (what method do you use)?
And another question...what is the Vim code for the Menu key (the key next to the right Windows key)?