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I bind ^S in gvim, by:

map <C-S> :w<CR>

Now if I press the ^S combination, althrough file is saved (I saw the XXX written message), but gvim window flashes, is there a way to avoid that?

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Check stackoverflow.com/questions/3446320/… – ott-- Apr 1 '13 at 3:04
You should use :noremap; it makes the mapping immune to remapping and recursion. – Ingo Karkat Apr 1 '13 at 20:27
@IngoKarkat noremap <C-S> :w<CR> still flashes – warl0ck Apr 2 '13 at 1:04

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