[Fwd: Re: [wingide-users] Key mapping.]

Wingware Support support at wingware.com
Thu Aug 30 15:13:21 MDT 2007


Wing doesn't have any time-limited key bindings so this still isn't possible.
It's something we may try to add in the future, however.


Stephan Deibel
Wingware | Python IDE
Advancing Software Development


Michael Hipp wrote:
> This message was sent and answered back in January. But I'm trying to 
> figure out if there is now a way to do the mapping of 'Esc' to 'ii' like 
> Jim requested. I'd like to do that also.
> Thanks,
> Michael
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [wingide-users] Key mapping.
> Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 11:04:00 -0500
> From: Wingware Support <support at wingware.com>
> To: SirJSR <sirjsr at gmail.com>
> CC: wingide-users at wingware.com
> References: <000301c74452$557d23a0$6501a8c0 at Lightning>
> On Tue, 2007-01-30 at 02:38 -0700, SirJSR wrote:
>> I have a hard time reaching up to the escape key to enter command
>> mode, or should I say I don't want to reach that far.  This one thing
>> kept me away from vi, vim, gvim for a long time.  And, I already have
>> a little carpal tunnel syndrome going, and there's no way I am going
>> to use Emacs---my hand wouldn't survive a weak.
>> In my C:\Program Files\Vim directory, in my "_gvimrc" I put this
>> command, below:
>> "map! ii <esc>"
>> ... which allows me to exit insert mode by pressing the i key twice.
>> If you press the i key once, wait a second, then press the i key
>> again, it does not take you out of insert mode, but types out "ii".
>> But how many time does one need "ii".  So, the net effect is that the
>> "i" key becomes kind of a toggle key.  Never have to take your hand of
>> the keyboard, and only one finger has to reach just above the home
>> row.
>> All kinds of way to do it:  http://www.vim.org/tips/tip.php?tip_id=285
> You can't currently map ii in this way in Wing, but you can add other
> key bindings.  Normally, this is done with the User Interface /
> Keyboard / Custom Key Bindings preference.  However, that doesn't let
> you enter the virtual mode indicators used in vi mode, so you'll have to
> edit keymap.vi in your Wing installation.  You may want to keep your
> additions in a separate file by using an import like this:
> %include keymap.myvi
> And then in the file keymap.myvi add something like:
> 'Insert-Kp_delete': 'enter-browse-mode'
> You can easily find the key names using the Custom Key Bindings
> preference.  Other alternatives that come to mind are:
> 'Insert-Kp_enter': 'enter-browse-mode'
> 'Insert-Kp_insert': 'enter-browse-mode'
> 'Insert-Ctrl-Space': 'enter-browse-mode'
> Unlike the preference, this does require restarting Wing.
> I saw someone recommended a keyboard as part of the solution on the page
> you reference above.  I've got one of these:
> http://www.comfortkeyboard.com/keyboards_comfort.html
> While it doesn't address the problem you write about, it has made a huge
> difference for me in general.
> Hope that helps.

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