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39350Re: Where did escape go?

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  • Antoine J. Mechelynck
    Apr 27, 2003
      Antoine J. Mechelynck <antoine.mechelynck@...> wrote:
      > John Culleton <john@...> wrote:
      > > On Sunday 27 April 2003 10:14 am, John Culleton wrote:
      > > >
      > > > 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.
      > > >
      > > > John Culleton
      > > >
      > >
      > > A further update: I reloaded Win 98 and my original problem went
      > > away. Escape now works as expected.
      > >
      > > But I would still like pointers to answers on the above two
      > > questions.
      > >
      > > I am interested in Evim not so much for myself, but I am writing a
      > > book which among other things recommends Vim as a better text editor
      > > than MSWord. However my audience will be if possible less
      > > technically adept than I am so I want to start them out with
      > > something that is not "mode hell." I always find myself in the
      > > wrong mode and have to
      > > backrack when for example the string "gqap" appears in the text of a
      > > paragraph.
      > >
      > > All assistance, past, present and hopefully future appreciated :=)
      > >
      > > John Culleton
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
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      >
      > Hm... Do as you wish, but... Although I come from Dos and Windows, I
      > don't like Evim. The few times I loaded it by mistake, I wondered why
      > vim wouln't react "preoperly" until I realised my mistake.
      >
      > Normally, in (g)Vim, when you're not in normal mode, the mode is
      > displayed at the bottom left (--INSERT--, --REPLACE--, etc.), the
      > rest is just realising which errors one has made.
      >
      > And -- Vim has an excellent "tutor" with lessons and graduated
      > exercises, and a help system that beats most M$ programs hands down.
      > Have fun!
      >
      > (Just my 0.02 € of course)
      > Tony.

      P.S. I don't know how to remap keys for Windows (outside of Vim), but for
      the other, see :help 'insertmode'

      HTH,
      Tony.
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