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Make mouse drag not select text or go into visual mode

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created 2004 · complexity basic · author Gabe Dalbec · version 6.0


It drives me crazy that frequently when I click in a window, it goes into visual mode for a few characters and thus I can't type normal command mode commands. I'm finding I always have to press "v" to exit visual mode before I can use vim again.

I finally figured out how to disable visual mode using the mouse:

noremap <LeftDrag> <LeftMouse>
noremap! <LeftDrag> <LeftMouse>

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In my vimrc:

set mouse=nicr

No more visual mode from using mouse! :help 'mouse'


That doesn't quite work, as the mouse still puts you into visual mode (which is really all I was trying to avoid).

Also, with my way, you can use Shift-LeftDrag to still select visual.


What works for me is :set mouse-=a


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