On Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 3:12 AM, Tony Mechelynck
> On Jul 26, 12:47 pm, Björn Winckler <bjorn.winck...@...> wrote:
>> On Jul 26, 2011, at 11:02 , Jim Whitehead wrote:
>> > Previously, I was able to highlight a block in visual mode and then
>> > press the delete key on my keyboard (standard macbook pro keyboard) to
>> > delete the block. This no longer works with snapshot 60 under Lion.
>> > The only backspace related things I have are:
>> > set nocompatible " Break compatibility with old versions
>> > set backspace+=indent,eol,start " Backspace over anything in insert
>> > mode
>> > Has something changed that I need to update?
>> This used to be hardcoded and I recently got rid of all hardcoded bindings from the source code. You can restore this functionality by adding the line
>> vmap <Backspace> d
>> to your .vimrc file.
>> I think this should be the default behavior. I'll add this mapping to MacVim's vimrc file.
>> Thanks for pointing this out to me.
> d and <Del> doing the same thing in Visual mode are part of standard
> Vim, see :help v_d
> IMHO no vimrc ought to be necessary to establish that synonymity.
I think the problem is the Mac keyboards, where it's labelled
'delete', but it actually sends the backspace control code ^H. Delete
(fn-delete) does indeed map correctly with no issues.
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