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Vim display and input issues when using 'set term=xterm' on Windows 8.1 as of v15.09.08 #321

jamesthomasonjr opened this issue Sep 13, 2015 · 4 comments


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Vim display and input issues


Having the line set term=xterm in a loaded vimrc file seems to cause weird input/output issues where the output isn't properly formatted (especially apparent in netrw or nerdtree), and input is entered along the bottom of the console window rather than handled properly.

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The bug first appeared on release v15.09.08.
The prior release (v15.08.13c) seems to handle set term=xterm properly.


I have currently only tried using vim74w32 with vim74rt on Windows 8.1, so cannot comment on what other versions of vim or windows this effects.


  • Open vim in ConEmu
  • Type :set term=xterm

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Temporary fix suggestions for end-users

  • set term=win32
    • Colors will not look good
  • Downgrade to v15.08.13c.
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Build 150913

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@Maximus5 thanks for the quick fix!
Sorry for the delayed response.

I've also found set term=pcansi worked well as an alternative for me, and provides better mouse support.

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happens to me again with my current conemu version (not really old) which version info would you need, and how to get it?

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