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[vox] vim no-brainer

While browsing some Vim help page, I came across something that seemed so
sensible, I don't know why I never saw it mentioned elsewhere. So, I'm
mentioning it now. :) The quote is "Note: If your <Esc> key is hard to hit on
your keyboard, train yourself to use CTRL-[." 

I know a lot of people rebind the Capslock key as Control, but I bound it to
Escape simply for Vim. Now, I'm gonna bind it as Control, and bind the
Dvorak-friendly ^- (control dash, which would be ^', or control apostrophe, for
qwerty) to <ESC>. That way I get the benefit of a sensible control key for all
the other apps out there, without sacrificing too much for Vim. (Well, `too
much' is relative, but after two weeks with Emacs I don't mind the occasional
control key anymore. :) )


Bryan Richter
UCDTT President
UC Davis Undergrad, Physics Dept.
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