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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