disabling mouse support in vim

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – I want to completely disable mouse support in vim. I am running vim version 2:7.3.547-3 through gnome-terminal version The following commands, whether executed directly in vim or added to my .vimrc file, fail to disable mouse support: set mouse = set mouse ="" Based on reading the vim manual and posts online, one or both of these commands should work. In particular, the vim manual states the following 'mouse' string (default "", "a" for GUI, MS-DOS and Win32) The mouse can be enabled for different modes: n Normal mode v Vi (HowTos)