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kwrite "vi input mode" enabled accidentaly is quite annoying

Posted 03-15-2016 at 12:43 PM by the dsc
Updated 03-16-2016 at 06:23 AM by the dsc

First of all, you may be used to sometimes pasting stuff with shift+control+V instead of just control+V. Perhaps that's the way it's done in nano and/or some terminal emulators. The problem is that it's now also the default shortcut to enable "vi edit mode" in kwrite.

For people who like myself, don't really get "vi", using nano or something like that when forced to use cli editors, if you're in kwrite (perhaps also kate) and all of a sudden it seems to behave erratically, such as not being able to select text areas by holding control+shift (maybe just shift) and navigating with the arrow keys, pretty much as if the keyboard was broken or the editor was severely buggy, "insert" also seemingly being (de)activated at random (not sure, though), take a look at the bottom right "status bar" or whatever it's called, out of the text field/area. There may be something like "vi input mode" written in bold, perhaps all uppercase. It can be disabled in Edit → Input modes → [x] Normal.

Then you can stop trying to hammer your keyboard in order to try to make the editor behave as expected.
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