Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 439746
weird blank area at bottom of gvim window
Last modified: 2009-01-09 02:44:56 EST
I'm running vim 7.1.211-1.fc8. I usually use the text-mode version, but today I
installed the vim-X11 package.
At the bottom of the window (where many GUI apps would have a status bar), gvim
just has an ugly gray patch that doesn't seem to do anything (see URL).
I've tried moving my ~/.vimrc out of the way and I still get the same results.
the command area has a slightly different color, type 'ESC :' to start entering
a command and you'll see that.
Try gvim -u NONE -U NONE to check if the color changes when gvim is started
without any config files.
Nope, the color is still the same. (which is expected, since gvim -u NONE -U
NONE is equivalent to moving my Vim dotfiles out of the way.)
Wouldn't it look much better if the command area was the same color as the main
buffer window? Is the upstream version gray too? Has Red Hat modified anything
GVim on Windows
white buffer, white command area
GVim on Mac OS X
blue buffer, blue command area
There's definitely something wrong.
It's not the command line ("minibuffer") at the bottom.
It's more like there's a status bar that never does anything or it's allowing
space for a default GNOME panel that doesn't exist. (I'm running xfce.)
See new screenshot
Yep, weirdness goes away if I run it under a GNOME session.
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