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Why You Should Learn Vim

#keyboard #productivity #vim saturday, july 08, 2023

You might have noticed that I’m a big fan of Vim. But that’s not so much because of the editor — in fact, I wouldn’t consider Vim an optimal editor environment — as it is for the Vim way of typing. In this video, I’m showing you what makes the Vim way of typing so efficient, why learning Vim was the biggest productivity improvement in my career, and why it might be interesting for you, even if you don’t want to use the Vim editor.




  • The success behind Vim is more about the typing experience than the editor

  • The Vim way of typing …​

    • takes around two weeks to get used to

    • allows you to stay on your keyboard home row (F and J)

    • reduces the hand movements and friction

    • increases the flow experience

    • feels seamless, as if you can control the cursor by your thoughts

  • Consider remapping your Caps Lock key to Esc


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