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Old 08-14-2011, 07:21 PM   #1
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Two questions about Vimperator (remapping of keys, jumping to text-input fields)


Trying to avoid the mouse as often as possible (I want to improve my speed and adapt me more to the keyboard, since I am already using a tiling WM) I installed the Vimperator extension to Firefox. Because I am already using Vim this is a very handy extension and I really like it.

I only have two rather little things that really annoy me and hope that anyone here knows the solution:

1. I don't know how to position the cursor in a text input field. For example, if I want to post a quick reply to a thread on LQ I have to click with the mouse into the quick reply field to get a cursor. This is, of course, annoying and inconvenient.
How can I achieve that with the keyboard?

2. Since I almost every time open links in a new tab I would find it very convenient to exchange the mappings of the "f" (open link in same tab) and "F" (open link in new tab) keys for activating the hint mode, so that I can press "f" to open a link in a new tab and "F" to open in the same tab. The help page for keymapping of Vimperator is, sadly, totally incomprehensible for me.
Can anyone explain to me how that works (or give a link to a good explanation) and/or which commands I have to add to my .vimperatorrc to achieve that behavior?

Thanks in advance for every helpful answer.
 
Old 08-15-2011, 06:32 AM   #2
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Seems to me that I am not able to understand some of the Vimperator help pages at all. I simply can't find a way to start Insert-Mode, the help-page for Insert-Mode isn't clear to me at all. What am I supposed to press to start insert mode? When it tries to resemble vim, why is a simple press to "i" not sufficient, as it is in vim to start Insert-Mode?
 
Old 08-15-2011, 07:46 PM   #3
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OK, I could solve the mapping issue of the f/F keys with adding
Code:
noremap f F
noremap F f
to my .vimperatorrc file. But I also want to unmap the Ctrl+i combination to start an external text-editor in Insert mode. Sadly, neither
Code:
iunmap <C-i>
nor the more general
Code:
unmap <C-i>
work. Anyone any hints here?

I am also still not able to switch to Insert mode without using the mouse.
 
  


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