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Re: Vim and the navigating with arrow keys
- From: Randall R Schulz <rschulz at sonic dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2003 06:41:59 -0700
- Subject: Re: Vim and the navigating with arrow keys
At 06:27 2003-06-10, Brian.Kelly@empireblue.com wrote:
"True Vim'ers DO NOT navigate with arrow keys". I remember reading
that somewhere. Certainly the "correct" way to navigate in Vim is with
the H J K and L keys. Understood, acknowledged, yaddy yadda
yaaa. That said - I "like" to use the arrow keys. It's habitual and
something I've been doing for years and years. And like most folks, I
"resist" change. Therefore, I'm a little "disturbed" that the latest
Vim appears to have completely disabled the arrow keys for navigation,
or even for mapping.
You are mistaken. Arrow keys are working fine in:
VIM - Vi IMproved 6.2 (2003 Jun 1, compiled Jun 1 2003 19:49:13)
If arrow keys are not functioning for you in Vim, the problem is not
Is this a "planned" and permanent new condition?? The previous
version 6.1-300 still has arrow keys enabled, but 6.2-1 does not - or
so it appears. Now I do note, the navigating appears much more precise
and improved with 6.2-1, no more having to do CTRL-L's to refresh the
screen after navigating small text files. (Which was a bother). I
don't use RXVT, but bash in a cmd shell.
What TERM setting are you using? I have always found Vim to be
virtually flawless in screen maintenance with TERM=cygwin under the
Cygwin console-based terminal emulation.
I'm a minimalist at heart and try to use native and ubiquitous
utilities to the greatest extent possible - which is why I long ago
chose Vi as my primary editor. Because it's "everywhere", especially
in UNIX, I'm never without "my" editor. Anyhow, I'd just to like to
know if anyone else has noticed this, cares, or knows something about
it. I can of course live without arrows, but I'd rather not if I don't have to.
We're all deeply caring people here, even if a bit mean.
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