You probably need to give your system specs. The WinXP gvim does remember the last directory used. I don't know how to change the behavior of the default GUI open button, but you can create your own GUI buttons using Vim scripts.
As a suggestion, you might consider using the : prompt to open new files. :e and :cd , combined with the ^D and <TAB> autocomplete keys, are much faster. I don't know how others feel about the GUI buttons, but I consider them as an occasional convenience and as a way to transition into using Vim, and aren't intended for hardcore Vimming. If you really want to start cooking with gas, you'll rarely touch the mouse once inside Vim. P.s. It doesn't default to $HOME, as far as I can tell, but the directory you started gvim in. On 4/18/06, Yi Qiang <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- > Hash: SHA1 > > Hi, > Using gvim, I find it very irritating that the Open File dialog always > defaults to $HOME instead of the last browsed directory. Is there a way > to change this behavior (it is not a limitation of the gtk file chooser) ? > > Thanks in advance, > Yi > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- > Version: GnuPG v22.214.171.124 (GNU/Linux) > > iD8DBQFERI8xtXlIMrUVVksRAk5/AJ9Cf0g8rvt4sbrphWiUtQpEFgSiBQCeI9vK > BUW3WeX5cnpe4BG7vWoP48E= > =pZ2C > -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- >