@andrewt Haha, genius :)
@andrewt This is cheating and I won't stand for it
@andrewt Hate. I hate hate HATE the touch bar!!! :)
@andrewt there’s no escape...
@squirke Oh, good work there.
@andrewt what's it do in the background?
ESC ESC :!pkill -f vim
@andrewt what key layout is that?
@andrewt sure, sure, but does it work in ex mode?
Ah yeah, the paragraph sign is so important that there is no space for a proper ESC key on this keyboard. Priorities.
@hirschnase It's bizarre to me they've made a computer with a headphone jack, USBC and no escape key and a phone with no headphone jack, no USBC and literally only an escape key. I mean what you meant to pair them somehow?
@andrewt a much needed button
Is there any key sequence that can reliably quit vim without saving changes regardless of current mode?
(Not tested. Probably won't work with macro recording)
@AceNovo hold down the power button for a bit?
I've tried powering off and it does NOT work. When you go back into vim, you have to navigate a recovery dialog, quit vim again, and delete the recovery file 😂
@AceNovo I find powering off kills vim, but next time the computer boots straight into Zombie Vim, the editor for making walking skeleton apps you test in Headless Chrome
Vim, official text editor and supplier of WMD for the Skeleton War and the Zombie Apocalypse. We doesn't have wizards. We have necromancers
Also vim v. emacs is the reason that modern communism isn't hardass about religion anymore 😂
@andrewt I love the touchbar, especially when there is lemmings on it! 😂
@trayofbees That's like if I say "it hurts when I hit my head" suggesting I hit my toes instead.
@jeroenpraat not sure if advice or emoji...
@andrewt Advise 😉
@andrewt that's cheating!!
many people will probably buy this laptop just for this shortcut.
Ok but is it a macro for q or q! or wq or wq! Or wq... Oh crap delete delete escape wq ?
@balloonpup it just pipes /dev/random into the tty until it detects vim isn't running
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