WriteRoom, Dark Room and now: gVimRoom

There is a lot of buzz on WriteRoom for Mac OS X and Dark Room for .NET-Win. These simple editors let you concentrate on your writing by providing a distraction free environment. That means no toolbars, statuslines or menues.

But why do you need a special application for that? I can use gVim for that. All that is needed is a „slightly” modified [.|_]vimrc, which I call „.vimrc.gVimRoom”:



" ==================================================================
" File:         .vimrc.gVimRoom
" Last update:  Sun Sep 10 16:14:47 CEST 2006
" Purpose:      Setup file for the editor gVim (Graphical Vi IMproved)
"               Configures gVim in a way simmilar to WriteRoom/Dark Room
"               See http://www.hogbaysoftware.com/product/writeroom and 
"               http://they.misled.us/dark-room/
" Author:       Martin 'm3' Leyrer <leyrer@gmail.com>
"               <URL: http://www.leyrer.priv.at/martin/ >
" WriteRoom and Dark Room let you concentrate on your writing by providing 
" a distracion free environment. That means no toolbars, statuslines
" or menues. This can also be achieved in Vim using gVimRoom.
" Enjoy!  Feedback is very welcome!
" ==================================================================
" Remove ALL autocommands for the current group.
set nocompatible        " make Vim behave in a more useful way
set guioptions=M        " The system menu "$VIMRUNTIME/menu.vim" is not sourced
set shm=I               " don't give the intro message when starting Vim
" Select Colorscheme Matrix <http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~maverick/VimColorSchemeTest/matrix.vim>
" would be dark, bw <http://fugal.net/vim/colors/bw.vim> is a lighter one.
"colorscheme Matrix
colorscheme bw
" Win32 specific setting. If you have corresponding settings für Linux, Mac OS,
" ..., please let me know, I will incorporate them in this file.
if has("win32")
    " Nice font, get it from <http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/ttf-bitstream-vera/1.10/> 
    set guifont=Bitstream_Vera_Sans_Mono:h12
    " In Vim, the unnamed register is the " register, and the Windows
    " Clipboard is the * register. This means that if you yank something,
    " you have to yank it to the * register if you want to paste it into
    " a Windows app. If this is too much trouble, set the 'clipboard' 
    " option to 'unnamed'. Then you always yank to *.
    set clipboard=unnamed
    " For Win32 version, have "K" lookup the keyword in a help file
    let winhelpfile='windows.hlp'
    map K :execute "!start winhlp32 -k <cword> " . winhelpfile <CR>
    au GUIEnter * simalt ~x	" Maximize the gVim-Window
" Start in Insert Mode

Start with „gvim -u .vimrc.gVimRoom” or „gvim.exe -u _vimrc.gVimRoom” and you are done:

gVimRoom White gVimRoom Black

If you want to download it, here it is: vimrc.gVimRoom.

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