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Neovim Qt

Neovim Qt is a lightweight cross-platform Neovim GUI written in C++ with Qt.

NeovimQt Screenshot

Installing Neovim Qt

Neovim Qt is available on all platforms supported by Qt.

Instructions for common platforms are listed below.

Windows

A Neovim Qt is bundled with all releases of Neovim on Windows.

See the Neovim release page:

Neovim is available as a Chocolatey Package.

Stable Neovim + Neovim-Qt:

choco install neovim

Pre-Release Neovim + Stable Neovim-Qt:

choco install neovim --pre

Nightly versions of Neovim-Qt require manual download + installation.

Pre-built Windows binaries are provided for all recent commits:
AppVeyor Commit Build Wiki Instructions

MacOS

You can use HomeBrew to install Neovim Qt: https://github.com/equalsraf/homebrew-neovim-qt.

To install the latest release:

$ brew tap equalsraf/neovim-qt
$ brew install neovim-qt

To install the latest development version:

$ brew tap equalsraf/neovim-qt
$ brew install --HEAD neovim-qt

Linux

Neovim Qt is packaged for many distributions, use your favorite package manager.

If your distribution is not listed here, please create an Issue with instructions.

ArchLinux

NeovimQt is available from this Community Repository.

Gentoo

NeovimQt is available from this Portage Ebuild.

Alternatively, you can add the entire overlay:

$ eselect repository add jgehrig git https://github.com/jgehrig/gentoo.git
$ emerge --sync
$ emerge -av neovim-qt

OpenSuse

NeovimQt is available from this Community Package.

Ubuntu

sudo apt-get install neovim-qt

Configuration

NeovimQt can be configured through the ginit.vim file.

The default locations are:

  • Windows: %LOCALAPPDATA%\nvim\ginit.vim
  • MacOS: ~/.config/nvim/ginit.vim
  • Linux: ~/.config/nvim/ginit.vim

Recommended ginit.vim

" Enable Mouse
set mouse=a

" Set Editor Font
if exists(':GuiFont')
    " Use GuiFont! to ignore font errors
    GuiFont {font_name}:h{size}
endif

" Disable GUI Tabline
if exists(':GuiTabline')
    GuiTabline 0
endif

" Disable GUI Popupmenu
if exists(':GuiPopupmenu')
    GuiPopupmenu 0
endif

" Enable GUI ScrollBar
if exists(':GuiScrollBar')
    GuiScrollBar 1
endif

" Right Click Context Menu (Copy-Cut-Paste)
nnoremap <silent><RightMouse> :call GuiShowContextMenu()<CR>
inoremap <silent><RightMouse> <Esc>:call GuiShowContextMenu()<CR>
vnoremap <silent><RightMouse> :call GuiShowContextMenu()<CR>gv

For more options, try :help nvim_gui_shim and scroll down to Commands.

More detailed information can be found on the Configuration Wiki Page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are the :Gui commands missing?

You need the NeovimQt runtime to use commands like :GuiFont.

You can manually specify the path with NVIM_QT_RUNTIME_PATH.

Alternatively, you can install the NeovimQt Plugin: Plugin 'equalsraf/neovim-gui-shim

On recent releases, you can check if the runtime is loaded with nvim-qt --version:

$ nvim-qt --version
NVIM-QT v0.2.16.1
Build type: Release
Compilation:-march=native -O2 -pipe -Wall -Wextra -Wno-unused-parameter -Wunused-variable -std=c++11
Qt Version: 5.15.2
Environment:
  nvim: nvim
    args: --cmd let &rtp.=',/usr/share/nvim-qt/runtime' --cmd set termguicolors
      runtime: /usr/share/nvim-qt/runtime
...

Notice runtime: is non-empty and points to a folder with nvim_gui_shim.vim.

Why does :Gui not work in init.vim?

The :Gui... commands are not loaded when init.vim runs.

These options must be configured from ginit.vim. The file should be placed in the same directory as init.vim.

Alternatively, NeovimQt responds to some vim options. You can :set guifont=... directly in init.vim.

How do I disable the GUI Tabs?

Try :GuiTabline 0. This option can be added to ginit.vim.

To prevent startup flicker, see Wiki - Configuration Options

Why does the popup menu look different?

Try :GuiPopupmenu 0. This option can be added to ginit.vim.

The menu looks different because it is a widget rendered via Qt. Many users expect the nvim TUI (Terminal UI) menu instead.

How do I change the font?

:GuiFont Fira Code:h12 :set guifont=Hack:h12

Why does guifont throw an error?

You may see these errors:

  • {Font Name} is not a fixed pitch Font
  • Warning: Font {Font Name} reports bad fixed pitch metrics

You can override this warning with :GuiFont! {Font Name}.

These warnings display for fonts containing variable-width characters.

They are safe to ignore, but you may notice font spacing and clipping issues.

Why is nvim unable to start?

The nvim binary must be in your $PATH. You can manually provide a path to Neovim:

nvim-qt --nvim {path_to_nvim}

In recent versions, nvim-qt --version reports the nvim binary path:

$ nvim-qt --version
...
Environment:
  nvim: nvim
...

Building From Source

Detailed build instructions can be found at the Wiki.

Simplified Build Commands:

$ mkdir build
$ cd build
$ cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release ..
$ cmake --build .
$ NVIM_QT_RUNTIME_PATH=../src/gui/runtime bin/nvim-qt

NOTE: NVIM_QT_RUNTIME must be set for commands such as :GuiFont to work.


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