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Enabling Vim Mode In All Major Graphical Text Editors

October 19, 2019 | 1 min read | #vim, #programming| permalink

Make no mistake- I am normally a Vim / Emacs / Terminal advocate. But if you need to use full-featured graphical text editors or IDEs for development, there are ways around it. Almost all major editors with a plugin ecosystem today allow you to enable or install vim emulation. Here are some plugins for the major ones. Installation is fairly trivial.

1. VSCode

Install vscodevim (GitHub) plugin from the Marketplace.

2. Sublime Text

Go to user settings (Settings > Preferences) and remove "Vintage" from "ignored_packages" array. Details can be found in the Official Sublime Text Docs.

3. Atom

Install the atom-vim-mode-plus (GitHub) plugin.

4. PyCharm / IntelliJ IDEA

Install IdeaVim (GitHub) plugin from the Marketplace.

5. Eclipse

Install Vrapper (GitHub) plugin from the Marketplace. I found a few other options on the web but they are either completely dead or closed-source projects.

Last Updated: October 19, 2019
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