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:
if has("gui_win32") set guifont=ConsolascANSI endif
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
call plug#begin('C:/Users/<user>/vimfiles/plugged') Plug 'ervandew/supertab' Plug 'junegunn/fzf' Plug 'junegunn/fzf.vim' call plug#end()
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.