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I have the mapping shown below, in my ~/.vimrc. However, this mapping also hijacks the Enter key. So, whenever I hit Enter it executes the tabedit % command. I am using gvim 7.3

nnoremap <C-m> :tabedit %<CR>

Can anyone fix this so that it doesn't hijack the Enter key.

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< C-m> maps to the enter key (C-M and CR both do); it's not hijacking it, you're telling it to run :tabedit % every time you hit enter. I would suggest a different mapping.

See :h key-notation for more information.

  • How come? the vim documentation says that <C-...> is the control-key so <C-m> should map to Ctrl+M shouldn't it? I tried changing the mapping to use <C-x> and it doesn't seem to have that issue anymore. But I am still confused. – Khaja Minhajuddin Jun 21 '12 at 12:30
  • Control+M also acts as an enter key, but it's not the only redundancy. Control+[ corresponds with ESC. Control+I, tab. See :h key-notation. – Splinter of Chaos Jun 21 '12 at 12:45
  • Thanks, it all makes sense now. I ended up mapping <C-n> for this. – Khaja Minhajuddin Jun 21 '12 at 13:39

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