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Discussion on: How to never touch your mouse again 🐭

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ledux

So you are telling us, instead of memorizing the shortcuts for the well known and widespread used vim key bindings, just come up with with your own set of keybindings to move around in the file by keyboard?

Moreover you suggest a bunch of other tools, which come with their own set of key bindings to memorize.

In the end you come back to vimium for navigating the browser, so you have to memorize vim key bindings anyway.

I use vim plugins for vscode (and whereever available), vimium for navigating the web, wasavi for editing input field in the browser (like writing this comment).

For everywhere else I bought the ultimate hacking keyboard, which only have letters and the number row. In return it has a modifier key, which allows for remapping keys to arrows, page-up, alt-tab, or even makros.

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Olivier Guimbal Author • Edited

No, I am not telling you to use my shortcuts, I am showing you how I built mines. The difference being that you can use this article to craft yours if like me you dont like vim shortcuts.

Moreover, I specifically mentioned that for those who like vim shortcuts, there are vscode extensions that replicate them out of the box.

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ledux

Sorry, I misread your intend then.

I am advocate of the vim bindings myself. One advantage of using these bindings is the wide spread of them. I don't need to memorize other bindings when I'm using vim, vscode, sublime text, the browser, or whatever.

That's why I stick to these and don't come up with a set of my own.

But everybody to his liking.