DEV Community 👩‍💻👨‍💻

Discussion on: Vim: from foe to friend in 9 minutes

omerxx profile image
Omer Hamerman Author

Hey Vic,

Basically I agree with the last 2 statements. With the first one not fully but I can only send you to the docs where you may find something I didn't say :)

About the "problem" with moving out of Vim, I agree but you'd be surprised to know that since Vim is deeply integrated a long time into any *nix system it's convention keys can be found almost anywhere. Even modern mail clients like SuperHuman integrated Vim shortcuts by default...

Personally I use the same for everything, even my MacOS desktops are configured to switch with Vim hjkl.

Another example is the terminal which can be set with set -o vi to provide Vim motions within the lines.

The same goes for IDEs obviously and many more...

Thread Thread
viccw profile image
Vic Seedoubleyew

Thanks again very much for taking the time to clear things out for me. I really feel lucky to receive such guidance.

One crucial point for me is the ability to use Google Docs and Gmail. I tried looking online but so far haven't found any really good solution. VimAnywhere seems to be good for short non-formatted input fields, but not very convenient with Google Docs.

Would you by any chance have something to suggest?

Thanks a lot again!