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What are the shortcuts that I need to know, to make it snap snap?

Right now, all I do it the up/down's noobish.

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Start by using k and j to go up and down. – Ton van den Heuvel Dec 10 '10 at 9:48
Why should I use j/k to go up down? – Alex Dec 10 '10 at 9:52
Because then you can keep your fingers on the home row. – Sasha Chedygov Dec 10 '10 at 10:00
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Same as normal mode; use <n>G to go to a specific line.

Also, ShiftV.

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The second <key>j</key> should be a <key>k</key> – RedGrittyBrick Dec 10 '10 at 9:46
Boys, if you have a disagreement, discuss it in chat, not here. Comments deleted – Ivo Flipse Dec 10 '10 at 10:44

{ and } are very handy motions, they go respectively to the beginning or end of a paragraph.

Use v then } and you've selected all the paragraph until the end in two key strokes.

Alternatively you can use text-objects.

vip selects the current paragraph,
vis selects the current sentence,

See :help text-objects for more

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Same as normal mode; use <n> plus one movement operator:

  • G to go to line n
  • j to go down n lines
  • k to go up n lines
  • w to go right n words

etc. see :help motion and get familiar with that.

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