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Vi commands in all your Cocoa apps

Jason Corso - Vi Input Manager Plugin

Vi Input Manager seems like a godsend for Mac (or more accurately, Cocoa) users who have Vi commands permanently installed in their fingertips.

This bundle patches the Cocoa Text System to add a Vi-like command mode. After entering command-mode (typically, by hitting escape in Vi), ordinary Vi commands can be typed and the text field will be updated accordingly...

Right now, you should be thinking -- "you mean the editor in XCode will behave like Vi?" Answer: Yes.

Reminds me it's about time for another round of trying to learn Vim.

[ via: Vi Input Manager - The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) ]

Fred's picture

This implements such a simplistic...

This implements such a simplistic subset of functionality as to be pointless. Everything you can use it for has an easy and obvious existing shortcut without the pointless modality. All it's doing is changing the existing keybindings when you enter command mode. It implements no new functionality.

This isn't even a ghost's shadow of vi.




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