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View Poll Results: Text Editor of the Year
Emacs 52 7.84%
Geany 55 8.30%
gedit 69 10.41%
jEdit 1 0.15%
joe 4 0.60%
Kate 71 10.71%
KWrite 27 4.07%
leafpad 17 2.56%
medit 10 1.51%
Midnight Commander Editor 18 2.71%
Mousepad 8 1.21%
nano 60 9.05%
Nedit 4 0.60%
pico 5 0.75%
RedCar 0 0%
Scite 6 0.90%
Scribes 3 0.45%
vi 51 7.69%
vim 202 30.47%
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Old 01-02-2014, 05:10 PM   #46
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Originally Posted by blastradius View Post
I tried Vim but I found that I just wasn't using the modal switch at all (personal preference of course).
That is a typical beginner error. You should be in command mode all the time, only going to insert mode briefly to insert text, and then immediately back to command mode as soon as you're done. You can make .vimrc disable the arrow keys altogether to force you to get used to HJKL (the benefit being that they are on the home row; the first rule of typing is that you should have your left hand's fingers on ASDF and your right hand on JKL÷).

Code:
nnoremap <Up> <nop>
nnoremap <Down> <nop>
nnoremap <Left> <nop>
nnoremap <Right> <nop>
 
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Old 01-02-2014, 05:52 PM   #47
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Nano!

Like oatmeal in the morning, it's always there! Ric
 
Old 01-03-2014, 02:24 AM   #48
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That is a typical beginner error. You should be in command mode all the time, only going to insert mode briefly to insert text, and then immediately back to command mode as soon as you're done. You can make .vimrc disable the arrow keys altogether to force you to get used to HJKL (the benefit being that they are on the home row; the first rule of typing is that you should have your left hand's fingers on ASDF and your right hand on JKL÷).
Don't get me wrong, I'm sure that I didn't give Vim enough time to really get into it but the fact is that I know what I'm doing with Emacs and it does everything I want it to, my fingers automatically go to Emacs keybindings even if I'm in some other program lol. Also, (and I ask this because I don't know the answer and not to prove some point), can Vim run IRC, code windows, a terminal, email and a text adventure (I know, I'm old :-)) all windowed at the same time because that's pretty much my standard work environment.
 
Old 01-03-2014, 02:28 AM   #49
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plus it's easier to use with point and click.
Actually, now that I'm comfortable with Emacs I find point and click interfaces frustrating to say the least, and slow, aaarrgghh!
 
Old 01-03-2014, 03:31 AM   #50
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Actually, now that I'm comfortable with Emacs I find point and click interfaces frustrating to say the least, and slow, aaarrgghh!
I am a Vim user, but I definitely share your sentiment about pointy-clicky interfaces!

The over-use of the GUI interface paradigm, and attempting to apply it where not appropriate has been the single greatest impediment to most people's ability to use the simple power of the general purpose computing device to accomplish useful tasks and better their lives.

The clickety-click of fingers on a keyboard is the happy and productive clicky sound!
 
Old 01-04-2014, 08:04 AM   #51
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Don't get me wrong, I'm sure that I didn't give Vim enough time to really get into it but the fact is that I know what I'm doing with Emacs and it does everything I want it to, my fingers automatically go to Emacs keybindings even if I'm in some other program lol. Also, (and I ask this because I don't know the answer and not to prove some point), can Vim run IRC, code windows, a terminal, email and a text adventure (I know, I'm old :-)) all windowed at the same time because that's pretty much my standard work environment.
Hence the reason some people dislike emacs (I'm an emacs fan), is the bloat added by all that functionality.

I have the same problem with the keybindings in other programs. I can't count how many times I closed a program by hitting C-x C-s.
 
Old 01-06-2014, 11:06 AM   #52
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Nano all the way, especially with a good terminal emulator. Plus, it's on pretty much every Linux system (and OS X, from what I've been told).
 
Old 01-11-2014, 06:52 PM   #53
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Hands down Emacs for me !
 
Old 01-12-2014, 01:43 AM   #54
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Acme and Sam (from plan9 port) are missing.
 
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Old 01-12-2014, 08:19 AM   #55
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Hence the reason some people dislike emacs (I'm an emacs fan), is the bloat added by all that functionality.
But if I wasn't using Emacs I'd have Firefox, Thunderbird, Xchat etc etc all open and shrunk down to the bottom of the screen wasting time whereas I've got them all on the go in my Emacs session so it's still Emacs ftw for me :-)
 
Old 01-13-2014, 11:35 AM   #56
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pluma
 
Old 01-14-2014, 01:23 PM   #57
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Bluefish
 
Old 01-15-2014, 03:14 AM   #58
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I use others also, but my vote is for joe.
 
Old 01-15-2014, 03:27 AM   #59
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3 cheers for VIM Hip Hip Hurrah
 
Old 01-15-2014, 02:37 PM   #60
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i voted vim but jed is better.
 
  


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