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Old 27th May 2008
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Default Vi type syntax applications

Many applications use simple emacs bindings such as
^e - end of line
^a - start of line
^w - kill last word
etc.

I'm looking for an application that is like open office but uses vi type syntax. If none exist, i can see a very fun project coming along
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Well, you can use vim with latex, text2tags, groff, etc.
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I'm looking for an application that is like open office but uses vi type syntax.
Good luck. I don't think there are many (if any) applications that use different modes for text input and editing. While mode-oriented editors make a lot of sense once you get used to them, most find it preferable to ride the arrow keys instead.

If you come up with something I would give it a go. I have vi hardwired into my fingers.
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I think many of us do. As English isn't my wife's first language, she'll often ask me to check documents that she's written. She'll say, "What is that 5k you just wrote in?" (For non vi users, that means I was trying to move up 5 lines.) It really is incredibly convenient when you get used to it.
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"What is that 5k you just wrote in?"
Yeah. For me, the wife-over-the-shoulder always gets confused when I do a regular expression search, and then a "z." to center the screen.
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Just for the record - there are a few plugins for IDEs like eclipse, netbeans and visual studio that gives you vi like keys
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I'm looking for an application that is like open office but uses vi type syntax. If none exist, i can see a very fun project coming along

My solution was to combine my editor (vim) and a language for writing documents.


I'm fluent in XHTML so I used XHTML+CSS, which can be annoying for some things.

Looked at groff and friends, it only got me annoyed when writing manual pages so I chucked the idea.


Found TeX/LaTeX and went to productivity Heaven :-)


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cmus audio player is very vi-like you even have a command line with [ESC]:q / [ESC]:a /path/to/music and so.

Also vimperator for firefox would be good for you.
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Hmm :q! reminds me of games/wesnoth but thats all of vi type syntax in that game

Blender on other hand have very vi-like type syntax, of course hjkl keys will do something completly different.
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Speaking of hjkl keys, konqueror uses them for scrolling the page (my favorite feature of the program).
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