On Tue, Feb 01, 2011 at 05:49:13AM EST, Erik Christiansen wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 07:37:17AM +0100, Christophe-Marie Duquesne wrote:
> > On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 6:52 AM, Ben Schmidt
> > <mail_ben_schmidt@...> wrote:
> > > On 28/01/11 3:56 PM, Chris Jones wrote:
> > >>
> > >> Is it possible to remap CTRL-I to ‘Escape’ in insert mode without
> > >> remapping<Tab> at the same time?
> > I think using an external tool such as xmodmap, you could remap <c-i>
> > to <esc>, but this solution would affect the whole system.
> Originally to compensate for a uselessly small laptop ESC key, I long
> ago remapped "Caps Lock" to ESC:
I tried that.. but the problem is that I have switched the location of
CapsLock and Left Control.. And on a ThinkPad keyboard, the left Control
key sits between the Fn key and the Logo key.. it's also smaller than on
most keyboards.. Makes hitting it accurately even more of a challenge
than hitting the CTRL-[ combo.
Other things that I tried include remapping Escape to a double keystroke
such as in
:inoremap ;; <Esc>
but that didn't work out very well either.
> To change CAPS_LOCK to ESCAPE, put into ~/.Xmodmap:
> keycode 0x42 = Escape
> clear Lock # Disable Caps-Lock
> Now I use it on desktops as well, because I've never found a use for
> "Caps Lock" .
Apart from old-fashioned typing drills..
> Since ESC is used so much in vim, it seems useful to have it on
> a single key. Consistent behaviour across all applications is an
> advantage, I find.
Yes that's the main problem with remapping. Pretty useless if it clashes
with any other environment you use freaquently.. And the reason I am
dreaming of a desktop that gives you the option of some form of Vim
mode. I actually patched Window Maker, so that I could use hjkl to move
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