As is the case with most people I’m forced to do my work at work on Windows PC. In my case its Windows XP but either way its Windows. One thing I have noticed about Windows is that when you run programs originally meant for Linux on it things change. In my case Vim seems to not be able to do a lot of things. My guess is its because the binary I used was compiled with different flags, most notably its the “BIG” version as opposed to the “HUGE” version I’m used to. Which leads me to have to remove a lot from my vimrc file. The most obvious difference for me is my syntax highlighting. While inkpot works fine with gvim, it looks atrocious under DOS (as 99% do) so I had to revert to using the standard blue theme included by default with Vim.
colorscheme blue " The best MS-DOS can do
Another thing that has come up, is if you use the vimrc listed here on this page you’ll find a lot of its features don’t work, thus be prepared to delete a lot of that file. I’m going to list it all here because it would take to much, but be warned I had to delete a lot.
Finally, if your new to vim, you like myself, will find that the only way to learn vim is to use vim. Thus when you load up gvim you’ll need to get rid of a lot of the GUI features that ruin your vim skills, so don’t forget this tidbit either in your vimrc.
" No menu or toolbar
" Only rightscrollbars
" Nice copy'n'paste
" No tear off menus
I hope that helps some, especially if your new to the game.
Enjoy the Penguins!