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I have used Vim before and I love the keyboard shortcuts, but I hate having to copy and paste, so I am looking for a text editor that makes it easier. I have been trying Gedit. It's cool. But I really miss the being to create a new line, going to the end of the line, going to the beginning of the line, deleting a line with keyboard shortcuts.

I tried to look up "gedit keyboard shortcuts" but all it came up with was how to save a file. Basic things.

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What about Vim's copy and paste did you find difficult? I find it really easy, so perhaps there is something in your Vim configuration that could be improved. For example, some GNU/Linux distributions include a vim that doesn't have the X11 and clipboard support necessary for proper copying and pasting in a terminal. –  garyjohn May 5 '11 at 1:14

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See the Gedit page for all the default hotkeys.

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VIGedit - might have to muck around with it a bit, but sounds like what you want.

also worth reading this "ViGedit–Gedit’s Simplicity with Vi(m)’s Power"

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I'm honestly not surprised you had problems with this considering the abusive upbringing you've had with Vi and Vim.

shift + end, delete : delete line shift + down, delete : delete line ctrl + d : delete line

home : beginning of line end : end of line

enter : new line

shift tab : un-indent tab :

hightlight, shift + tab : un-indent hightlight + tab : indent

hightlight, ctrl + c : copy

hightlight, ctrl + x : cut

hightlight, ctrl + v : paste

hightlight: secondary x11 clipboard copy

middle-click: secondary x11 clipboard paste

I think those last two only work on linux

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For sure, GNOME’s gedit wiki will direct you to a page with “official” keyboard shortcuts.

However, there is more to this story; gedit uses the GtkTextView widget to display and edit text. This means there are more keyboard shortcuts at play than those documented in the gedit wiki.

Here is a longer list with all gedit shortcuts.

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