Many machines i need to work with have basic NIX installation with vim as text editor. But vim's way to select text is kind of unusual to me :). Is it any easy way to re-configure vim so it will use shift in order to select text and ctrl+c / ctrl+v for copy and paste?
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But beware, visual mode is then CTRL-Q instead of CTRL-V.
For an overview what mswin.vim does see the mswin.vim sourcode. It is commented very well and if some command is unclear you can easily look it up in vim's help.
Here is a quick overview compile from the source: