Vim navigation

published on NOV 1, 2018

Rules for Vim navigation are simple:

  1. You cannot use your mouse cursor
  2. Press H to move left
  3. Press J to move down
  4. Press K to move up
  5. Press L to move right

If you just started to work with Vim navigation it may be hard to remember which key is responsible for given direction. I explained the order to myself using following rules:

  • H - is the most on the left so it moves cursor left
  • L - is the most on the right so it moves cursor right, it also is turned into right
  • J - like jump
  • K - like kick the ball higher

If you have better ways to remember the order, share them in a comment!

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