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Easy mode. Implied for
eview. Starts with
'insertmode'set and behaves like a click-and-type editor. This sources the script $VIMRUNTIME/evim.vim. Mappings are set up to work like most click-and-type editors, see
evim-keys. The GUI is started when available.
It was so weird to use. Copy and paste works with
Ctrl+v respectively. Text can be selected with mouse and typing new text overwrites this selected portion.
Esc key doesn't work (gasp!), so I couldn't quit until I used the window buttons. Later I tried and found that
Ctrl+o works, which would then allow you to use
:q as usual.
So, if you want to prank a Vim user:
alias vim='vim -y'
I didn't expect such a good response on /r/vim/ and twitter for this "easy" feature. So, decided to write this mini blog post as well. Also, I got to know a few more ways to escape this madness from the /r/vim/ sub:
One hint: If you want to go to Normal mode to be able to type a sequence of commands, use
I also found an old discussion on /r/vim/ discussing ways to trick a Vim user.