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Old 12-11-2003, 11:44 AM   #1
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XFCE 4.0.1 & vim

I installed XFCE 4.0.1 yesterday. Whenever I use vim in a terminal window, the terminal window is resized to the size of the vim window.

I've searched a bit, and I've found very little about 'preventing' this from happening.

Any ideas? Thanks.
Old 12-11-2003, 12:33 PM   #2
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have you tried adding a ~/.vimrc configuration file with
:set lines=xx
:set columns=yy
Old 12-11-2003, 03:23 PM   #3
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The /etc/vimrc file defines that. It's not the height of the xterm that changes size though, just the width. I tried modifying the columns=80 (in vimrc) to something like 300. Running vim still resulted in it being resized to the same position.

It's frustrating. I don't see any info on this at

Last edited by fr0zen; 12-11-2003 at 03:30 PM.


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