Vim (Vi Improved) style typing support

asked 2020-09-18 09:05:48 +0100

William Nguyen gravatar image

Good day developers,

I'm wondering if Libreoffice has any plant to implement Vim-liked navigation and typing? I'm pretty sure this is a skill of every programmer knows.

I found there was an unmaintained plugin to support this feature but this has been outdate for a long time and probably not work for the latest versions of LibreOffice.

I hope your reply soon Thank you very much

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Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2020-09-18 11:32:34 +0100 )edit

Might be a nice feature for some peope, you can add a feature request here: Make sure to first check if there is not already such a request.

igorlius gravatar imageigorlius ( 2020-09-18 12:15:35 +0100 )edit

And what's the point of implementing it in LibreOffice? If you like vim, well, use vim. Word processors are not exactly text editors and vice versa. Programming in a word processor sounds like a very bad idea to me.

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2020-09-18 13:22:23 +0100 )edit

@gabix If you see it as bad in a word process, what might you think of it used in something like a web browser?

Personally I think its a neat idea, if enough persons think it is useful maybe LO will get a new operation mode.

But one thing i know for sure, if such a mode is added it will be inevitable that an emacs mode will be next up on the request list, and fast.

igorlius gravatar imageigorlius ( 2020-09-18 13:34:49 +0100 )edit

vimperator is dead since the raise of exclusive use of Webextension for addons. No new volunteers for rebuilding from scratch - seems that to few people rate this a "must have"-idea

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2020-09-18 13:47:19 +0100 )edit