anuvyklack/fold-preview.nvim

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2022-07-19

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fold-preview.nvim

This plugin allows you to preview close folds, without opening them.

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Table of contents

Instalation and setup

To install and setup with packer use this snippet:

use { 'anuvyklack/fold-preview.nvim',
   requires = 'anuvyklack/keymap-amend.nvim',
   config = function()
      require('fold-preview').setup({
         -- Your configuration goes here.
      })
   end
}

Configuration

To configure the plugin, you need to pass options into setup() function within the table like this. Below are all available options.

auto

integer | false (default: false)

Automatically open preview if cursor enters and stays in folded line for specified number of milliseconds (400 is decent value).

default_keybindings

boolean (default: true)

Set to false to disable default keybindings.

border

"none" | "single" | "double" | "rounded" | "solid" | "shadow" | string[]
default: { ' ', '', ' ', ' ', ' ', ' ', ' ', ' ' }

See: :help nvim_open_win()

Keybindings

I personally don't want to learn a new key combination to preview folds. So I tried to create something that would feel natural.

By default h and l keys are used. On first press of h key, when cursor is on a closed fold, the preview will be shown. On second press the preview will be closed and fold will be opened. When preview is opened, the l key will close it and open fold. In all other cases theese keys will work as usual.

A preview window also will be closed on any cursor move, changing mode, or buffer leaving.

Custom keybindings

Main functions

There three main functions in the require('fold-preview') module:

  • show_preview() -> boolean
    Open preview window if cursor is on a closed fold and return true, else return false.

  • close_preview() -> boolean
    Close preview if opened.

  • toggle_preview() -> boolean
    Close preview if opened, else if cursor is on a closed fold — show preview. If no opened preview to close, and cursor not on a closed fold, return false.

Mapping functions

Also, there are several special functions which allow you to create an interface similar to the default one. They are contains in mapping table:

require('fold-preview').mapping

These functions meant to be used with keymap-amend.nvim plugin. Read its documentation to find out what is original in next functions signatures.

  • show_close_preview_open_fold(original)
    Show preview when cursor is inside closed fold. If preview window is already opened, close it and open fold. If no closed fold under the cursor, execute original mapping.

  • close_preview_open_fold(original)
    If cursor is on closed fold — open it. If preview is opened, it will be closed. Otherway execute original mapping.

  • close_preview(original)
    Close preview (if opened) and execute original mapping.

  • close_preview_without_defer(original)
    Close preview immediately: without very small defer which is added in all other functions to avoid annoying screen flickering during fold opening, and execute original mapping. This function is for when you want to close fold preview without opening fold.

Here are default keybindings:

local keymap = vim.keymap
keymap.amend = require('keymap-amend')
local map = require('fold-preview').mapping

keymap.amend('n', 'h',  map.show_close_preview_open_fold)
keymap.amend('n', 'l',  map.close_preview_open_fold)
keymap.amend('n', 'zo', map.close_preview)
keymap.amend('n', 'zO', map.close_preview)
keymap.amend('n', 'zc', map.close_preview_without_defer)
keymap.amend('n', 'zR', map.close_preview)
keymap.amend('n', 'zM', map.close_preview_without_defer)

Using K for fold preview

Another choice is to use K, since it is already utilized for LSP hover preview (as nvim-lspconfig suggests). Pay attention that your LSP settings are loaded before fold-preview.nvim to make keymap-amend function correctly handle key mappings!

use { 'anuvyklack/fold-preview.nvim',
   requires = 'anuvyklack/keymap-amend.nvim',
   config = function()
      local fp = require('fold-preview')
      local map = require('fold-preview').mapping
      local keymap = vim.keymap
      keymap.amend = require('keymap-amend')

      fp.setup({ 
         default_keybindings = false
         -- another settings
      })

      keymap.amend('n', 'K', function(original)
         if not fp.show_preview() then original() end
         -- or
         -- if not fp.toggle_preview() then original() end
         -- to close preview on second press on K.
      end)
      keymap.amend('n', 'h',  map.close_preview_open_fold)
      keymap.amend('n', 'l',  map.close_preview_open_fold)
      keymap.amend('n', 'zo', map.close_preview)
      keymap.amend('n', 'zO', map.close_preview)
      keymap.amend('n', 'zc', map.close_preview_without_defer)
      keymap.amend('n', 'zR', map.close_preview)
      keymap.amend('n', 'zM', map.close_preview_without_defer)
   end
}

Highlight

This plugin defines two highlight groups to customize the preview window:

  • FoldPreview — linked to NormalFloat by default;
  • FoldPreviewBorder — linked to FloatBorder by default.