vim-gui enables Vim's built-in support for mouse, clipboard, etc

To update (replacing the current version) run webi vim-gui.

Cheat Sheet

Vim has built-in GUI support.

It is turned off by default and when turned on may not behave exactly as expected.

This vim-gui plugin turns on mouse support with insert mode on click, select-to-copy clipboard, and other GUI options.

How to configure manually

Create the file ~/.vim/plugins/gui.vim. Add the same contents as

That will look something like this:

" turn on mouse support
set mouse=a

" keep copy-on-select and other GUI options
set clipboard+=autoselect guioptions+=a

" enter insert mode on left-click
nnoremap <LeftMouse> <LeftMouse>i

You'll then need to update ~/.vimrc to source that plugin:

" Mouse Support: reasonable defaults from
source ~/.vim/plugins/gui.vim


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