Bug 1653853 - Cursor disappears after gvim window vertical split
Summary: Cursor disappears after gvim window vertical split
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: vim
Version: 29
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Karsten Hopp
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-11-27 18:24 UTC by charles harris
Modified: 2019-11-27 22:37 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2019-11-27 22:37:04 UTC
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Description charles harris 2018-11-27 18:24:21 UTC
Description of problem:

Vertically splitting a gvim window results in cursor disappearance. The mouse is still shown, but the keyboard cursor is gone, and remains gone after that.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

VIM - Vi IMproved 8.1 (2018 May 18, compiled Nov 16 2018 12:16:27)
Included patches: 1-527

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1.Open file in gvim
2.Use interface to split window vertically

Actual results:

Cursor disappears

Expected results:

Cursor doesn't disappear.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Zdenek Dohnal 2018-11-28 08:53:54 UTC
Hi Charles,

there is new version of Vim in the updates testing, would you mind checking it if it helps?

Comment 2 charles harris 2018-11-28 13:55:07 UTC
Does not fix the problem

VIM - Vi IMproved 8.1 (2018 May 18, compiled Nov 27 2018 11:41:09)
Included patches: 1-549

Comment 3 Zdenek Dohnal 2018-11-28 14:39:08 UTC
Can you reproduce the issue when you run gvim as:

$ gvim -u NONE -U NONE -N -i NONE


Comment 4 charles harris 2018-11-28 16:34:54 UTC
The cursor is back, but the theme is gone

Comment 5 Zdenek Dohnal 2018-11-28 16:52:27 UTC
It is expected - this way we can check if the error is in Vim itself or in used scripts - a plugin/viminfo/vimrc/gvimrc files. The answer is - there is a problem in used scripts or your setup.

You can check:

Would you mind investigating the issue according the link and share the results?

Comment 6 charles harris 2019-05-25 20:51:17 UTC
I was able to fix this by changing the number of lines in my .vimrc file. I had lines set to 59 to get full screen, changing it to 49 fixed the problem. This is with Fedora 30, which seems to have the testing version you previously suggested. I'm not sure what changed in between vim versions, the 59 used to work...

Comment 7 charles harris 2019-05-25 21:28:40 UTC
Oops, that only worked for opening two files on startup with `-O`. With a single file and splitting the screen manually, lines set in .vimrc needs to be 42, using 43 lines (which is not full screen), shows me 49 numbered lines and the cursor problem. I can set the lines manually once gvim is running and things work fine, so there seems to be something wrong with the way setting lines in the .vimrc is handled. Also, starting with fewer lines, then maximizing followed by vertical splitting causes a problem, but vertical splitting followed by maximizing works.

Hopes this helps :)

Comment 8 Ben Cotton 2019-10-31 19:15:12 UTC
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