(evi.info)Arrow keys


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Arrow keys
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   If you like your arrow keys, there's one incompatibility that's not
easily fixed under version 18 of emacs.  Vi recognizes arrow keys that
send ESC prefixed sequences by using a very short timeout to determine
the difference between an ESC typed by a person, and an ESC sequence
sent by the terminal.  A compromise, if you happen to have such a
terminal is to `:set notimeout', which makes `ESC ESC' behave like a
single ESC and maps your arrow keys to `h', `j', `k', and `l'.  As a
side effect in Evi, the normal emacs ESC prefix commands will be in
effect (except for `ESC ESC' of course).  This could be undesirable if
you're in the habit of hitting the escape key a lot to verify you're in
command mode, and follow that immediately with a command.  This should
be fixable in version 19 of emacs.


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