On Oct 19, 4:17 am, David Sanson <dsan...@...> wrote:
> By default, yanking doesn't yank to the system clipboard, and so the yanked text isn't available across different instances of vim. You can use "*y to yank text to the system clipboard and "*p to put text from the system clipbooard. Or you can put `set clipboard=unnamed` in your .vimrc, to use the system clipboard as the default register.
> (I'm no expert, so someone please correct this if it is wrong or misleading.)
On Windows, the * (star) and + (plus) registers both mean the system
On X11 systems, the + (plus) register is used by most programs
(including gvim) for Edit→Copy, Edit→Cut and Edit→Paste, while the *
(star) register is filled in most programs by selecting (highlighting)
something on the screen, and pasted by clicking the middle mouse
I'm not sure what happens in MacVim but you might try, at first, to
start Visual mode (selecting whatever you want to copy) then use
Edit→Copy in one instance and Edit→Paste in the other. If it works,
look on the right side of the Edit menu which commands are triggered
by these menuitems. Here on Linux, Edit→Copy means "+y and Edit→Paste
means "+gP (the difference between P and gP is that gP leaves the
cursor after the pasted text).
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