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Old 11-23-2005, 06:32 PM   #1
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Vim: Suppressing display refresh?

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:
set autowrite
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)?

Old 11-26-2005, 10:44 AM   #2
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Given that no one has yet responded to your VIM questions, i will offer this very unhelpful opinion: VIM sucks. I tried it, and its predecessor, VI, for several weeks before abandoning it. I then used joe (joe's own editor) for awhile, but i don't believe that's included in most distros. So, as an old DOS programmer, i finally wrote my own text editor, which has pretty complete functionality, including multiple file editing. I wrote it for my own use, but if you're interested, reply to this, and i'll be happy to let you try it


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