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Aug
15
comment Can I make vim change its cursor behavior?
From the comments so far it sounds like the answer to the question is "No, this model of cursor movement is irrevocably embedded in vim's design and cannot be changed." Is that correct?
Aug
15
comment Can I make vim change its cursor behavior?
Sorry: we're getting off-topic and I don't wan this to degenerate into an argument about the merits of vim. I guess we can just agree that we have different ideas of where vim's strengths lie. We both agree it's a valuable tool, I'm just not concerned with shaving seconds off operations.
Aug
15
comment Can I make vim change its cursor behavior?
Using a mouse is not ideal, but the significant inefficiencies come when you have to stop and think about how to do what you want to do. The real thing that is precious is not a second here and there, but focus. When you lose focus you lose far more than a few seconds.
Aug
15
comment Can I make vim change its cursor behavior?
@AlanCurry: also, I'm fully in agreement that it's better to avoid the mouse. I virtually never use the mouse in vim and virtually never use gvim. But for sake of an honest comparison it should be pointed out that modern editors also have non-mouse ways of doing what I described. I was simply mentioning that as an example of how something can be done quickly and easily following the common approach.
Aug
15
comment Can I make vim change its cursor behavior?
@AlanCurry: yes I'm fully aware of that. It sounds like you're assuming I'm saying something I'm not saying, but I'm not sure what that is.
Aug
15
comment Can I make vim change its cursor behavior?
@jw013: ahh, yes, true. It's kind of ironic to use emacs keybindings within vi(m), though, and when I do it I kind of feel like I'm drinking a mixture of milk and orange juice!
Aug
15
comment Can I make vim change its cursor behavior?
@jw013: thanks for the suggestions, though. I'll try them.
Aug
15
comment Can I make vim change its cursor behavior?
@jw013: I'm not sure how Insert mode would make this easier or faster. In insert mode I'd have to hit the delete (or backspace on PCs) key repeatedly. If I were deleting several words this would be extremely inefficient. In more modern editors (and I don't mean to use that word as a snide put-down to vim--I fully realize that vim's modal system is awesome in its own ways) this is handled efficiently by double-clicking a word and dragging the mouse to select other words. But since vim requires adapting to its modal system, it should provide a way to do this well in Normal mode.
Aug
15
comment Can I make vim change its cursor behavior?
@AlanCurry: thanks, I try that. I'd rather adapt vim to my brain and habits, but if that fails...
Aug
15
asked Can I make vim change its cursor behavior?
Aug
13
accepted How do I get rid of Cygwin's /cygdrive prefix in all paths?
Aug
13
comment How do I get rid of Cygwin's /cygdrive prefix in all paths?
I normally give preference to other people's answers when I find answers to my own questions, but since yours requires a reboot (or simulation thereof) and since mine is the one found in cygwin's documentation, I'm going with mine.
Aug
8
comment Why is vim creating files with DOS line endings?
Brilliant! Thanks!
Aug
8
accepted Why is vim creating files with DOS line endings?
Aug
3
comment Why is Cygwin not sourcing my .bashrc?
@Mikel: added to question; thanks.
Aug
3
revised Why is Cygwin not sourcing my .bashrc?
update to add requested information
Aug
3
answered An equivalent to OS X's “open” in Cygwin?
Aug
3
asked Why is Cygwin not sourcing my .bashrc?
Aug
3
revised How do I get rid of Cygwin's /cygdrive prefix in all paths?
fixed link text and added image since the linked image might eventually be removed
Aug
3
comment How do I get rid of Cygwin's /cygdrive prefix in all paths?
You mean restart Cygwin, or actually reboot the whole machine?