F1 in vim

When typing quickly in vim I tend to hit F1 instead of Escape, at least on my Asus EEE 1000HA.

gnome-terminal catches the F1 before vim does, so it loads the manual.. how annoying. I never want to read that anyways, and it causes a bunch of hard disk reads. So I disabled it in gnome-terminal in Edit/Keyboard Shortcuts…

Then vim receives the F1. I don’t want to see Vim help either, so.. shove this in your .vimrc:
map <F1> <Esc>
imap <F1> <Esc>

yes, you need both.

This epic accomplishment (or lack thereof), like the previous post, deserved its own post.


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