Opening full screen vim window?
- Hi there
I'm trying to set my vimrc file so that when I launch Vim, it opens
full screen on my 15" PowerBook.
I'm not sure if this a vimrc setting. I can set columns=210 but it is
not really a full screen window.
I'm wondering if I need to use applescript to achieve this or whether
it is purely a Vim issue, ie one that can be addressed via Vim
settings in my vimrc file.
Any clues appreciated...
- On Carbon ViM GUI, I experimented a bit:
15" Al PowerBook 1280 x 854 resolution
ViM commands you can place in a .vimrc or .gvimrc (I have both, one for
GUI and one for console)
winp 0 0 <-- Set's window position to X by Y (hides titlebar of
set lines=56 columns=180 <-- Leaves a right hand scrollbar
There will be a slight section of wallpaper at the bottom of the screen
but if I set lines=57 it clips
part of the last line.
I believe your font choice in the GUI will also impact the line height
and column width.
I use set gfn=monaco:h12
Also if you just type winp without parameters it will print the current
*** Another way *** - This is a shocker to those Mac users who didn't
know they could do this:
If you login to OS X using '>console' without the quotes and without a
password you will find that the OS X window manager will exit and you
will be a raw Unix login prompt. Login using your OS X shortname user
id and password.
Then try running ViM! That will definitely run true fullscreen! This
would be the Panther included version of ViM (no GUI), if you need a
newer version (or custom compiled one) then rename the /usr/bin/vim and
create a symbolic link to the Carbon ViM. Something like 'ln -s
You will need to disable auto-logon and at the login screen, you can
either set OS X to prompt for both username and password or you can
even do it even if you see the list of users to click. Just hold down
OPTION+Down Arrow then OPTION+ENTER (keep holding the OPTION key).
Wala, you will now be prompted to type the username and can enter
'>console' if you wish.
On Nov 13, 2004, at 6:58 PM, bongoman wrote:
> Hi there
> I'm trying to set my vimrc file so that when I launch Vim, it opens
> full screen on my 15" PowerBook.
> I'm not sure if this a vimrc setting. I can set columns=210 but it is
> not really a full screen window.
> I'm wondering if I need to use applescript to achieve this or whether
> it is purely a Vim issue, ie one that can be addressed via Vim
> settings in my vimrc file.
> Any clues appreciated...