Friday, November 9, 2007

Hello World

Hello, my name is Travis Whitton. I'm a programmer by trade, and I've been a user of the Vim text-editor for the last nine years. Although, I still don't consider myself an expert, I do enjoy digging into the vast array of features Vim provides, and the intention of this blog basically to keep track of what I've been learning. I plan on posting new information regularly, and my goal is to try and post at least one tip every workday. I welcome any comments or suggestions and especially appreciate any sharing of information.

The first tip I'm going to share is a very basic one, but I find it to be a nice time-saver. Anytime I am typing, I find it a waste to move my fingers off the home keys. This means that taking my left hand away from the middle-row of the keyboard to press the Esc key is something I want to avoid. I recently learned that ctrl-[ works as a handy substitute for Esc. Try it, you might like it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ctrl+c works also, thanks for the tip.