Using Vim as a programming IDE

Vim fundamentals

First of all here is some background knowledge around Vim

The Leader Key

The Leader key is a way of extending the power of VIM's shortcuts by using sequences of keys to perform a command. The default leader key is backslash. Therefore, if you have a map of <Leader>Q, you can perform that action by typing \Q.

Using Vim through a PuTTY terminal session

You have to customize PuTTY and get familiar with some Windows weird behaviours.

How to paste while using the mouse=a setting

My Vim's setup includes the mouse=a setting. Despite that I had a very hard time figuring out how to paste something into vim when I was using PuTTY you simply have to press Shift + Ins while in Vim's insert mode.

Christodoulos Fragoudakis
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