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I'd like to toggle visual mode by pressing e and see it display the file contents on the entire screen, not just half of it. Of course, I could map :!less %c <cr> to e, but that doesn't allow me to toggle with e.

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I think you mean view mode, not visual mode. Something like this could do it:

nnoremap e :only|normal e<cr>
qnoremap e q:vsplit<cr>

With current version one should be able to restore exact split state, but this needs functions that were added after 0.8.

Of course, I could map :!less %c to e, but that doesn't allow me to toggle with e.

This can be done with less actually, if you create ~/.lesskey:

#command
e quit

and then run lesskey to generate ~/.less from ~/.lesskey. See man lesskey.

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I like the first solution, but it breaks when :view is enabled.

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It's easy to come up with an awful workaroung:

nnoremap e :view!|view|only|normal e<cr>
qnoremap e q:vsplit<cr>
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Awful indeed. I'll just use less instead.

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