At work, I now use Windows. But I dig Vim too much to let it go…
Windows binaries are available at Vim’s web page. However, there are a few differences from *nix.
To avoid problems with administrative rights I install Vim in
C:\programs\Vim instead of the default
The GUI Vim has a different background color and font size depending on whether you start Vim with or without a file.
The font size is set with the following option in the
_vimrc file the home folder:
I use vim-plug to manage plugins.
This manager is installed by copying the file
plug.vim into one of Vim’s
autoload folders – I made the plugin work by using the one in the install path,
_vimrc file the location of the plugins must be specified.
I chose the folder
vimfiles – the counterpart of
One of my favorite plugins uses the fzf fuzzy finder.
I use a precompiled binary available from the fzf page above, which is saved in
Finally, make sure that Git is installed, as vim-plug needs to clone directories from GitHub when installing plugins.