39337Re: Where did escape go?
- Apr 27, 2003On Saturday 26 April 2003 07:01 pm, Michael Naumann wrote:
> On Sunday 27 April 2003 00:47, John Culleton wrote:Ah, the never-ending wonders of Vim! I did indeed select the
> > Please forgive if this is a FAQ. I seldom use my Win 98SE
> > partition, but I have need to work over on that side for various
> > reasons. I downloaded Vim and it seemed to install OK. Then I
> > tried a test file in Gvim. Couldn't get the Escape key to work!
> > Is this a Vim configuration problem or something wrong with
> > my Windows install? Or is another key used instead?
> > Thanks for any help.
> Maybe you started evim.
> Try <C-O>:set noinsertmode
> HTH, Michael
Evim graphic by mistake, not knowing there was such a thing.
But when I got religion and used regular Gvim instead the
problem persisted. Also, only the right hand control key plus
[ (CTRL+[) works as a substitute. I have used the left hand
control key for literally decades because on the earlier
terminals that was the only one.
I use a standard 104 key keyboard (101 regular keys plus those
funny Windows ones), Compaq brand, $35 at Radio Shack,
and I have a plain-jane Win 98SE install. I did have a
Logitech cordless before so perhaps I should reinstall Windows
I understand there is documentation somewhere on remapping keys
for Vim on Windows. And I hope there is documentation on this
intriguing Evim or modeless form of Vim that I have discovered
through this thread. But unfortunately there is so MUCH
documentation that it is a bit like hiding a leaf in a forest.
So can anyone suggest specific sources on these two questions:
1. Remapping keys in Win98SE
2. Using colon etc. commands in Evim.
All assistance appreciated.
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