VIM CHAMELEON STARTUP MENU

Records here the steps of making a small and neat vim-chameleon startup screen.

On Windows:

  1. create a shortcut from gVim.exe.

  2. right click on the shorcut to open it’s property dialog.

  3. append the following lines (concatenated into one line) to the target field.

--cmd "let g:mdx_chameleon_cur_mode = 'startup'"
--cmd "set lines=9 columns=32"
--cmd "winpos 475 320"
-c "let &titlestring='Happy Vimming!'"
-c "ChamStartup"
  1. optionally, put this shortcut under paths listed in system’s $PATH environment variable.

On Mac OSX:

the MacVim.app does not accepts arguemnts above, we should use:

/Applications/MacVim.app/Contents/MacOS/Vim -g

instead:

/Applications/MacVim.app/Contents/MacOS/Vim -g            \
        --cmd "let g:mdx_chameleon_cur_mode = 'startup'"  \
        --cmd "set lines=9 columns=22"                    \
        --cmd "winpos 880 370"                            \
        -c "let &titlestring='Happy Vimming!'"            \
        -c "let &guifont = 'Monaco for Powerline:h16'"    \
        -c "ChamStartup"

On Linux: