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New tips September 2008

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Proposed new tip Current consensus
Automatic LaTeX compile and XDVI refresh Keep
Filetype.vim Keep
Paste that line Merged to VimTip979
Use t(till) to delete text in a line Merged to VimTip1581
Vim key bindings for Firefox Merged to VimTip317

Automatic LaTeX compile and XDVI refresh[]

Keep Seems a bit short, and possibly could be merged to a related tip, but we don't have anything which tries this. JohnBeckett 09:20, 5 April 2009 (UTC)


Have decided to keep this as a tip (it will have the normal tip template). That is, I have changed my mind from the opinion following. JohnBeckett 08:55, 6 April 2009 (UTC)

This is not really a proposed new tip -- it's a new page intended to provide background on filetype handling. I'm not sure of the best way to handle it, but for consistency I've put TipNew with a dummy tip number at the top (I don't want the ugly TipProposed). It is very useful for those of us doing heavy maintenanace to have a simple tip number to refer to pages, and I don't want to spend the mental effort to worry about whether this page should or should not have a TipNew template.

So, please put your efforts into any required fixing of the page itself (add ideas to the comments section at the bottom of the tip). In a few months, it may be time to re-think whether our pages should have tip numbers. --JohnBeckett 01:08, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

Paste that line[]

Merge to Short mappings for common tasks? --Fritzophrenic 04:36, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

Agree - merge as above. --JohnBeckett 01:20, 19 January 2009 (UTC)
Done. --Fritzophrenic 21:35, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

Use t(till) to delete text in a line[]

Merged to Tutorial. JohnBeckett 07:59, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

Merge somewhere. I'm thinking of keeping the material in Best Tips (after cleaning it up), and have that as a place to put simple tips for newcomers. Or, maybe use Tutorial Commands for that. Perhaps put the "delete till" content from this new tip there. I don't see any reason to keep the proposed new tip title "Use t(till)..." because it's not something you would search for. --JohnBeckett 01:20, 19 January 2009 (UTC)
I agree. Merge to Tutorial Commands, and also mention t's friends: f, F, T, ',', and ';'. --Fritzophrenic 21:23, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

Vim key bindings for Firefox[]

Merged to VimTip317. The proposed new tip simply had a link to Vimperator, a short quote from the Vimperator web page, and a statement that it is great. The same info was already in 317, but I have drastically reworded 317 so Vimperator is featured, and the old tip is given after a warning that it is probably obsolete. I also cleaned up some of the comments which were definitely obsolete. 317 originally had the title Mozilla Vim Keybindings. I deleted the proposed new tip, then moved 317 to use its title (so the history is kept). So, 317 has replaced the proposed new tip.

Keep. Not really a Vim tip per se, but of great interest to a lot of Vim users (though not to Opera fans like me ;-)). --Fritzophrenic 21:25, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
Not sure if keeping is a good move. I'll think more on this soon, but I will try hard to avoid a precedent where people can make a tip saying "X is good". See Mozilla Vim Keybindings for one merge candidate. JohnBeckett 09:20, 5 April 2009 (UTC)