created March 1, 2005 · complexity basic · author Madhan Ganesh · version 6.0
In Windows, you can easily open any files in Vim with whatever options you like by adding a shortcut to your SendTo directory, located at "C:\Documents and Settings\<YOUR USER NAME>\SendTo" (in Windows 7 [and Vista?] you can access this folder by typing "shell:sendto" into Explorer's address bar). This will add vim.exe (or gvim.exe) to the "Send To" context menu.
You can specify any options you like with this shortcut by editing the "target" field under the shortcut properties. For example:
- You can add a "diff in Vim" shortcut with "C:\Program Files\Vim\vim71\gvim.exe" -d
- You can make Vim launch the selected files in tabs