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Cursor and Del keys not working in Vim

📅 2017-Oct-02 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ esc, vim ⬩ 📚 Archive


After changing some configurations in a vimrc, I noticed that the keys that move the cursor in Insert mode of Vim did not work. Even the Del key did nothing but move the cursor.


After examining the configuration I had added to my vimrc, I found that this behavior was caused by setting set noesckeys. Turns out that this setting disables cursor keys in Insert mode. I did not really need that feature, so I took out that line. This leaves the default set esckeys setting which works as expected.

Tried with: Vim 7.4 and Ubuntu 16.04