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I can copy characters in other apps such as browsers with ctrlc.

I can then press i to enter insert mode in vim and press shiftctrlv to paste the text in.

The problem is that each line gets indented a bit more so I end up with:

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but what I want (and end up manually editing to achieve) is:enter image description here

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Using :set paste prevents vim from re-tabbing my code and fixes the problem.
Also, :set nopaste turns it off

I also put set pastetoggle=<F2>in my .vimrc so I can toggle it with the F2 key.

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