Do you find yourself treating all text boxes like you're in vi/vim?

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  1. Rob

    Rob Administrator Staff Member

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    I can't tell you how many times i'll hit ESC .. or the ESC ZZ combo when typing in a text box like this one. Especially if it's a longer post! Tell me i'm not the only one!

  2. grim76

    grim76 Active Member Staff Writer

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    I have done the same thing. I can't tell you how many times I have put :wq in an email.
  3. pane-free

    pane-free Active Member

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    Not intending to detract from your question, but I quit using vi when I stopped using SunOS. I never did like vi all that much -- it was just a necessity. I can see your point, however. It took me awhile to not use dir when ls was required -- DOS died hard in mine like vi is apparently doing in your mind!

    One benefit -- the command line is second nature. Pity the point-and-clickers!
  4. KenJackson

    KenJackson Active Member

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    I never press ESC or ESC zz or :wq, but I do frequently press emac's CTRL-E and expect the cursor to zip to the end of the line. Worse, I sometimes press CTRL-A and expect the cursor to be at the beginning of the line. Then if I don't see that all the text is highlighted before I press another key, the whole post is deleted! Fortunately text boxes have CTRL-Z to undo. Or I press ALT-D and expect a word to be deleted, but firefox grabs that one.

    It would be nice if vBulletin would allow us to pick our favorite editor to emulate as a settings configuration item.
  5. forestplay

    forestplay New Member

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    Not vi, emacs control characters. Happens all-the-time.

    -Bob
  6. Darwin

    Darwin New Member

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    Vi is dead in the water for me, but I know what you are talking about - I think that would be a good reason to move on.

    AND LOL@Point and Clickers.
  7. Rob

    Rob Administrator Staff Member

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    Love this thread!

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