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Tips: Making Vim Easy

Apr 12, 2007, 06:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

"Vim's flexibility and countless features are a major asset for experienced users, but a challenge for newbies. If you've always wanted to try Vim but were put off by your first attempts, you can start off gradually by getting to know Vim's GUI and easy mode. This article is a primer for those who haven't used Vim much and want to wade in gradually.

"If you're new to Vim and vi-like editors, the Vim GUI is probably the best way to get started. You can perform the operations you're familiar with using Vim's keybindings, but when you get stuck, you can use the mouse and the gVim menus to get things done quickly and efficiently..."

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