## Any Good Vim Suggestions?

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davisdude
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### Any Good Vim Suggestions?

I just started using Vim, and I like it so far. It does take some getting used to, but I like it so far.
Does anyone have any suggestions about plugins that they have to have? (I already use NERDTree, so don't suggest that one)
What about color schemes or plugins for Lua/LÖVE?

Thanks!

Edit: I've managed that makes a utility to launch the project you're using for Windows users. I know linux has :!love ., but that didn't work for me, so I made this.
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### Re: Any Good Vim Suggestions?

Have you tried Emacs with Evil?

Vim is a good coding paradigm but as a program I don't think its that special. Emacs is crammed full of features for anything.

I'm using sublime with Vintage and some custom plugins and bindings.

A couple of things I modified is Shift+j,k to move by whitespace. shift+h,l to move by WORDS.
You should still use the w,e,b because you can't mental map it that easily to h,l.

Ctrl+o to exit insert mode, although I believe vim has ctrl+[ for that? I don't know, I don't like vintage ctrl binds.
I use Workflowy but you can check out Dynalist as its the better offer.

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### Re: Any Good Vim Suggestions?

Thanks! I'll have to take a look at that Emacs with Evil... Just when I got (kind of) used to Vim, too!
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### Re: Any Good Vim Suggestions?

The usual approach with vim is just using a color scheme, and configuring your .vimrc.
Plenty of features can be implemented with a custom .vimrc, although they are often not platform independent.
So I'd just start looking around for nice .vimrc examples and documentation, and customize it so your vim will be just the way you want it.
(Make sure to look for Windows specific stuff)

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### Re: Any Good Vim Suggestions?

Thanks. I've been having a lot of trouble with the "linux-centric"-ness of vim, but have pretty much everything I want so far, including a key-map to launch the current project, which was a good learning experience.
Do you have any color schemes you could recommend? (Preferably dark)
All of the ones that I've tried have just looked so ugly with Lua.
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### Re: Any Good Vim Suggestions?

Great suggestions here. I've tried vim but a lot of these I haven't. Going to give them a go.

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### Re: Any Good Vim Suggestions?

davisdude wrote:Thanks. I've been having a lot of trouble with the "linux-centric"-ness of vim, but have pretty much everything I want so far, including a key-map to launch the current project, which was a good learning experience.
Do you have any color schemes you could recommend? (Preferably dark)
All of the ones that I've tried have just looked so ugly with Lua.
Did you try the popular ones? base16, monokai, solarized etc.

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