Cream (for Vim) Version 0.40 Released

Cream ( has released the latest version of an easy-to-use configuration for Vim. Cream configures the famous and free Vim text editor so that it is simple to use for those of us familiar with Apple or Windows platform software. Through intuitive menus, keyboard shortcuts, and extensive editing functions, Cream makes Vim approachable for new users and adds powerful features for experienced users on both Windows and Linux.


This is a minor release that includes three common keyboard shortcuts, an updated French translation for menus, better Apple/Mac behavior, and improvements to the Email Prettyfier and Slide Generator add-ons. Cream is now distributed under the newest version of the GNU General Public License, now version 3.


o Improved a few common keyboard shortcuts. File Close now uses Ctrl+F4, Cream Exit uses Alt+F4, and File Open uses Ctrl+O. (Advanced users now use Ctrl+B to access Vim's normal mode.)

o Updated French menu translation. (by Philippe Hammes)

o Improvements for Apple/Mac version of Vim. (by Vance Briggs)

o Email Prettyfier add-on presents options for formatting.

o Added navigation bar to each slide in Slide Generator add-on.

o Title Case capitalization now lowercases common articles of speech.

o Update to GNU General Public License version 3.

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Posted by Steve Hall 2008-02-02

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