Vim navigation slower than arrow key navigation

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27 Mar, 2022 02:43 PM


While I appreciate being able to navigate the document with the VIM navigation keys, I see that the speed is noticeably lower with the VIM keys than with the arrow keys. I assume this is a bug.
Any idea why that might be happening, and whether there is a fix planned?


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Brett on 27 Mar, 2022 02:48 PM

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    I'm not sure what you mean. J and the down arrow both move approximately the same distance, and the repeat speed is the same as the system default. Are you talking about when holding down the j or k key, or a single press? You can always use u/d or (shift)J/K to navigate faster...

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