My Love and Pain
I love me some Mac book. I was really happy when I purchased it. The new Macbooks at the time were ones with this new fancy Touch Bar. Seemed a bit gimmicky to me, but I thought whatever, I’ll give it a shot.
It didn’t take long for me to get frustrated. I soon came to the following conclusion:
the Touch Bar is the horrible. I miss my ESC key
Okay so the Touch Bar isn’t terrible but it wasn’t for me. The AwesomeWM was my window manager of choice way back when. The keyboard was my friend! Mice was for chumps.
A Quick Fix
So I started going back through my .dotfiles from when I was a Student Developer. One of us had a quick way to get out of insert mode w/o using the Escape key.
"This is the most necessary thing ever. Who has time to hit ESC?! inoremap jj <ESC>l
I don’t remember exactly how this started, but usually when one of us found something cool, we all started using it.
inoremap funciton maps the first argument with the second argument but only while in insert-mode. In this case,
jj will do the same as
Why add the
l? Because I got into the habit of wanting my cursor where I left it.
A Little Something for Atom Users
jj:wq snippet would be written EVERY TIME I would finish a thought or a line of code. Muscle memory is a powerful thing…
Rather than recondition myself, I decided to add my own Keymap into the config.
'atom-text-editor.vim-mode-plus.insert-mode': 'j j': 'vim-mode-plus:activate-normal-mode' 'atom-text-editor.vim-mode-plus:not(.insert-mode)': ': w': 'core:save'