How I try avoid using mouse

Like most of the Dev’s I love using my Keyboard more than mouse. I am big vim fan and have been using vim for over 7-8 years. I still consider myself novice.

Here are the ways I manage to use keyboard over mouse

  • Shortcat – Great app get rids of use mouse in OSX – This is a Paid App , which IMHO is the best investment for me. There is also a trial version.
  • MacVim – I have been using MacVim as my primary text editor.
  • cVim – Vim features within chrome. The best part is it allows custom vimrc.
  • IntelliJ Vim Plugin – https://github.com/JetBrains/ideavim also allow vimrc
  • Here is a plugin https://github.com/athiele/key-promoter-fork for IntelliJ – show hints when using the mouse for something which could be done with the keyboard.
  • Spectacle – For window management in OSX with keyboard.

Screen Shot 2016-03-27 at 10.24.42 PM

 

 

 

 

Remapped caps lock – ^ Control Key

 

Here is my vimrc  https://github.com/naveensrinivasan/dotvim/blob/master/vimrc. One of the things I do  is , set no-op for arrow keys makes me a better vim user.  I have tried vim hard mode https://github.com/wikitopian/hardmode and have failed few times. That is something I want to enable to get rid of bad habits.

Still have to try Neovim. I especially like the neovim engine can be plugged into existing editor which is great.

And  I have ordered myself Ultimate hacking Keyboard . The one of the reasons I am excited about this is ,you could use home row keys as mouse which would really replace mouse with this keyboard.

 

 

 

naveensrinivasan

 

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