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I copied a part of the HTML out of a web page and wanted to save it in a file. For that I started a new vim session in a terminal window, with a (new) filename specified on the commandline, hit i to get to insert mode and then CtrlShift+V and waited while [-- INSERT --] showed at the bottom and waited...

As vim was non-responsive after several seconds, I opened 'Text Editor' from the Applications->AccessoiriesApplications→Accessoiries menu pasted the text (which showed up within a fraction of a second, saved it under a new name, closed, and killed the vimVim session that still was not done, 1.5 minutes later. The amount of text was 186K in 3200 lines, not excessive I would say, nor with overly long lines.

Is there a way to speed up these kind of insertions in vim and/or is there an explanation why this is so slow compared to using the, otherwise horrible and mouse oriented, Text Editor?

(The %CPU according to top doesn't come above 5%, although I have some processors free in the system, so it might be some I/O bound problem, that doesn't exist when reading the same text from a file)

Version info:
Ubuntu 12.04
Vim: 7.3, with patches as supplied by Ubuntu 12.04
bash: 4.2.25
gnome-terminal: 3.4.1.1

I copied a part of the HTML out of a web page and wanted to save it in a file. For that I started a new vim session in a terminal window, with a (new) filename specified on the commandline, hit i to get to insert mode and then CtrlShift+V and waited while [-- INSERT --] showed at the bottom and waited...

As vim was non-responsive after several seconds, I opened 'Text Editor' from the Applications->Accessoiries menu pasted the text (which showed up within a fraction of a second, saved it under a new name, closed, and killed the vim session that still was not done, 1.5 minutes later. The amount of text was 186K in 3200 lines, not excessive I would say, nor with overly long lines.

Is there a way to speed up these kind of insertions in vim and/or is there an explanation why this is so slow compared to using the, otherwise horrible and mouse oriented, Text Editor?

(The %CPU according to top doesn't come above 5%, although I have some processors free in the system, so it might be some I/O bound problem, that doesn't exist when reading the same text from a file)

Version info:
Ubuntu 12.04
Vim: 7.3, with patches as supplied by Ubuntu 12.04
bash: 4.2.25
gnome-terminal: 3.4.1.1

I copied a part of the HTML out of a web page and wanted to save it in a file. For that I started a new vim session in a terminal window, with a (new) filename specified on the commandline, hit i to get to insert mode and then CtrlShift+V and waited while [-- INSERT --] showed at the bottom and waited...

As vim was non-responsive after several seconds, I opened 'Text Editor' from the Applications→Accessoiries menu pasted the text (which showed up within a fraction of a second, saved it under a new name, closed, and killed the Vim session that still was not done, 1.5 minutes later. The amount of text was 186K in 3200 lines, not excessive I would say, nor with overly long lines.

Is there a way to speed up these kind of insertions in vim and/or is there an explanation why this is so slow compared to using the, otherwise horrible and mouse oriented, Text Editor?

(The %CPU according to top doesn't come above 5%, although I have some processors free in the system, so it might be some I/O bound problem, that doesn't exist when reading the same text from a file)

Version info:
Ubuntu 12.04
Vim: 7.3, with patches as supplied by Ubuntu 12.04
bash: 4.2.25
gnome-terminal: 3.4.1.1

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I copied a part of the HTML out of a web page and wanted to save it in a file. For that I started a new vim session in a terminal window, with a (new) filename specified on the commandline, hit i to get to insert mode and then CtrlShift+V and waited while [-- INSERT --] showed at the bottom and waited...

As vim was non-responsive after several seconds, I opened 'Text Editor' from the Applications → AccessoriesApplications->Accessoiries menu, pasted the text (which showed up within a fraction of a second, saved it under a new name, closed, and killed the vimvim session that still was not done, 1.5 minutes later. The amount of text was 186K in 3200 lines, not excessive I would say, nor with overly long lines.

Is there a way to speed up these kind of insertions in vim and/or is there an explanation, why this is so slow compared to using the, otherwise horrible and mouse oriented, Text Editor?

(The %CPU according to top doesn't come above 5%, although I have some processors free in the system, so it might be some I/O bound problem, that doesn't exist when reading the same text from a file)

Version info:
Ubuntu 12.04
vimVim: 7.3, with patches as supplied by Ubuntu 12.04
bash: 4.2.25
gnome-terminal: 3.4.1.1

I copied a part of the HTML out of a web page and wanted to save it in a file. For that I started a new vim session in a terminal window, with a (new) filename specified on the commandline, hit i to get to insert mode and then CtrlShift+V and waited while [-- INSERT --] showed at the bottom and waited...

As vim was non-responsive after several seconds, I opened 'Text Editor' from the Applications → Accessories menu, pasted the text (which showed up within a fraction of a second, saved it under a new name, closed, and killed the vim session that still was not done, 1.5 minutes later. The amount of text was 186K in 3200 lines, not excessive I would say, nor with overly long lines.

Is there a way to speed up these kind of insertions in vim and/or is there an explanation, why this is so slow compared to using the, otherwise horrible and mouse oriented, Text Editor?

(The %CPU according to top doesn't come above 5%, although I have some processors free in the system, so it might be some I/O bound problem, that doesn't exist when reading the same text from a file)

Version info:
Ubuntu 12.04
vim: 7.3, with patches as supplied by Ubuntu 12.04
bash: 4.2.25
gnome-terminal: 3.4.1.1

I copied a part of the HTML out of a web page and wanted to save it in a file. For that I started a new vim session in a terminal window, with a (new) filename specified on the commandline, hit i to get to insert mode and then CtrlShift+V and waited while [-- INSERT --] showed at the bottom and waited...

As vim was non-responsive after several seconds, I opened 'Text Editor' from the Applications->Accessoiries menu pasted the text (which showed up within a fraction of a second, saved it under a new name, closed, and killed the vim session that still was not done, 1.5 minutes later. The amount of text was 186K in 3200 lines, not excessive I would say, nor with overly long lines.

Is there a way to speed up these kind of insertions in vim and/or is there an explanation why this is so slow compared to using the, otherwise horrible and mouse oriented, Text Editor?

(The %CPU according to top doesn't come above 5%, although I have some processors free in the system, so it might be some I/O bound problem, that doesn't exist when reading the same text from a file)

Version info:
Ubuntu 12.04
Vim: 7.3, with patches as supplied by Ubuntu 12.04
bash: 4.2.25
gnome-terminal: 3.4.1.1

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I copied a part of the HTML out of a web page and wanted to save it in a file. For that I started a new vim session in a terminal window, with a (new) filename specified on the commandline, hit i to get to insert mode and then CtrlShift+V and waited while [-- INSERT --] showed at the bottom and waited...

As vim was non-responsive after several seconds, I opened 'Text Editor' from the Applications->AccessoiriesApplications → Accessories menu, pasted the text (which showed up within a fraction of a second, saved it under a new name, closed, and killed the vimvim session that still was not done, 1.5 minutes later. The amount of text was 186K in 3200 lines, not excessive I would say, nor with overly long lines.

Is there a way to speed up these kind of insertions in vim and/or is there an explanation, why this is so slow compared to using the, otherwise horrible and mouse oriented, Text Editor?

(The %CPU according to top doesn't come above 5%, although I have some processors free in the system, so it might be some I/O bound problem, that doesn't exist when reading the same text from a file)

Version info:
Ubuntu 12.04
Vimvim: 7.3, with patches as supplied by Ubuntu 12.04
bash: 4.2.25
gnome-terminal: 3.4.1.1

I copied a part of the HTML out of a web page and wanted to save it in a file. For that I started a new vim session in a terminal window, with a (new) filename specified on the commandline, hit i to get to insert mode and then CtrlShift+V and waited while [-- INSERT --] showed at the bottom and waited...

As vim was non-responsive after several seconds, I opened 'Text Editor' from the Applications->Accessoiries menu pasted the text (which showed up within a fraction of a second, saved it under a new name, closed, and killed the vim session that still was not done, 1.5 minutes later. The amount of text was 186K in 3200 lines, not excessive I would say, nor with overly long lines.

Is there a way to speed up these kind of insertions in vim and/or is there an explanation why this is so slow compared to using the, otherwise horrible and mouse oriented, Text Editor?

(The %CPU according to top doesn't come above 5%, although I have some processors free in the system, so it might be some I/O bound problem, that doesn't exist when reading the same text from a file)

Version info:
Ubuntu 12.04
Vim: 7.3, with patches as supplied by Ubuntu 12.04
bash: 4.2.25
gnome-terminal: 3.4.1.1

I copied a part of the HTML out of a web page and wanted to save it in a file. For that I started a new vim session in a terminal window, with a (new) filename specified on the commandline, hit i to get to insert mode and then CtrlShift+V and waited while [-- INSERT --] showed at the bottom and waited...

As vim was non-responsive after several seconds, I opened 'Text Editor' from the Applications → Accessories menu, pasted the text (which showed up within a fraction of a second, saved it under a new name, closed, and killed the vim session that still was not done, 1.5 minutes later. The amount of text was 186K in 3200 lines, not excessive I would say, nor with overly long lines.

Is there a way to speed up these kind of insertions in vim and/or is there an explanation, why this is so slow compared to using the, otherwise horrible and mouse oriented, Text Editor?

(The %CPU according to top doesn't come above 5%, although I have some processors free in the system, so it might be some I/O bound problem, that doesn't exist when reading the same text from a file)

Version info:
Ubuntu 12.04
vim: 7.3, with patches as supplied by Ubuntu 12.04
bash: 4.2.25
gnome-terminal: 3.4.1.1

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