poker 2 + vim

monday, 9 march 2015

allows for some additional keyboard mappings, in particular, for the keys most difficult to reach but often used.

Remapping the Esc and Del keys is one experiment I have been trying out—the Tab key is one of the few keys that vim is unable to remap via its config file. Muscle memory gets a bit in the way initially but in the long run, it should be a win for the pinkies..

action setting key
Fn + right Ctrl    
Tab Esc  
Pn    
Esc Tab  
Pn    
\ Fn + Backspace Del
Pn    
Backspace \  
Pn    
Fn + right Ctrl    
Fn + right Shift    

Discarding the redundant Backspace key that was present with the GuiFn configuration, the Del key it defined may similarly be removed..

action setting
Fn + right Ctrl  
Fn + / /
Pn  
Fn + right Ctrl  
Fn + right Shift  

vim layout

with Fn + right Shift enabled..

Tab 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 - = \ Esc Q W F P G J L U Y ; [ ] Del Backspace A R S T D H N E I O ' Enter Shift Z X C V B K M , . / Shift Ctrl Win Alt Space Alt Fn Pn `~

with Fn (thumb) held down..

Tab F1 F2 F3 F4 F5 F6 F7 F8 F9 F10 F11 F12 PgUp Esc Q W F P G J L U Y Home Up End PgDn Backspace A R S T D H N E I Left Down Right Shift Z X C V B K M , . / Shift Ctrl Win Alt Space Alt Fn Pn `~

lhne

HJKL comprise the familiar Qwerty home row navigation keys for vim. This doesn’t work out so well for Colemak, even if the keys are all right index finger positions—being somewhat confusing with their placement and corresponding action.

Taking a page from gamers and their Qwerty WASD navigation key cluster, remapping the Colemak LHNE keys in the vim configuration is intuitive—more so than the original Qwerty home row assignment IMO— with minimal impact to vim’s default key assignments..

" nnoremap h h " vnoremap h h nnoremap n gj vnoremap n gj nnoremap e l vnoremap e l nnoremap l gk vnoremap l gk nnoremap f e vnoremap f e nnoremap F E vnoremap F E nnoremap k n vnoremap k n nnoremap K N vnoremap K N

requiring just the E “end” and N “next” keys to be remapped which conveniently can be mapped to their Qwerty positions. Serendipity!

Note: these key remappings will affect any scripts using the default vim navigation keys and will need to be changed accordingly.

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