Use a leader key instead of the control key for ergonomics

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Kazark Kazark

4 years ago

My left hand, arm and wrist get pretty beat up with sustained Vim usageā€”and my Vim usage is sustained almost every since day. I decided that hitting keys in sequence was easier than holding one down while pressing another, so it was better to use a leader key than to hold down CTRL. I codified this in a configurable plugin (https://github.com/Kazark/vim-leading-not-control), but if you want a flattened out version you can cut and paste, here's an example (replace <Space> with whatever you want).

nmap <Space>d <C-d>
nmap <Space>e <C-e>
nmap <Space>g <C-g>
nmap <Space>l <C-l>
nmap <Space>t <C-t>
nmap <Space>u <C-u>
nmap <Space>v <C-v>
nmap <Space>w <C-w>
nmap <Space>y <C-y>
nmap <Space>] <C-]>
nmap g<Space>g g<C-g>

Phil Pirozhkov

Phil Pirozhkov 4 years ago

You may replace with <leader>

Kazark

Kazark 4 years ago

Yeah, my plugin allows you to set it to whatever you want. Personally, I use , for leader, and <Space> for this, because I have other things I want to map these keys to with <leader>... but that's totally a personal preference thing!