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From: Steve Dondley <s@dondley.com>
To: Zsh users <zsh-users@zsh.org>
Subject: Re: How do I disable the mode for using j-k keys to scroll through history?
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2022 20:21:56 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <1a9eb11345a54293cd18ba084cb23e16@dondley.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <3b61b4343181cb58d9ff6f71905666d9@dondley.com>

On 2022-03-15 06:38 PM, Steve Dondley wrote:
> I've been using zsh with oh-my-zsh for several months now with vi
> commands. Frequently, the command line seems to "lock up" and become
> unresponsive to input. I chalked it up to some kind of bug, hit
> ctrl-c, and moved on.
> 
> I finally just figured out that I had somehow entered some special
> mode that activates the "j" and "k" keys to pull up prev/next
> commands. Through trial and error, I discovered the <esc> key triggers
> this mode and the "s" key gets out of it.
> 
> Haven't figured out how to disable this feature. Google has turned up
> nothing useful after 10 min. of searching. Any ideas?

Heh, so it just dawned on me the big cause for all my mental confusion 
was that I considered "insert" mode to be "normal" mode on the command 
line. And then whenever I hit the <esc> key to do "normal" mode 
operations, I actually thought of that as some special "vim" mode and I 
never gave it much thought. I never stopped to realize I was always in 
vim "insert mode" the whole time I was typing into the command line and 
then going to "normal" mode when I hit escape.

And I have my caps lock keys doubles as a control key and escape key and 
I also double tap the caps lock/control key for a hot key. So if i 
mistyped, it would throw me into normal mode without me realizing it.

Anyway, after months of wondering what the hell was going on, mystery 
solved.

Thanks for the hand helping me figure this out.



      parent reply	other threads:[~2022-03-16  0:22 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-03-15 22:38 Steve Dondley
2022-03-15 22:46 ` Bart Schaefer
2022-03-15 22:55   ` Steve Dondley
2022-03-15 22:57     ` Steve Dondley
2022-03-15 23:24       ` Steve Dondley
2022-03-15 23:25       ` Bart Schaefer
2022-03-15 23:27       ` Lawrence Velázquez
2022-03-15 23:57         ` Steve Dondley
2022-03-15 23:59           ` Bart Schaefer
2022-03-15 23:24     ` Lawrence Velázquez
2022-03-15 23:47   ` Steve Dondley
2022-03-16  0:21 ` Steve Dondley [this message]

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