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Is it possible to restrict the speed of input in vim itself (not os)?

To sort of simulate editing session over slow network connection.

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Maybe bind every key in insert mode to switch to edit mode, then back to insert mode and insert the character :) – Michael Nov 1 '12 at 23:32
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You could do something like this:

:autocmd CursorMoved,CursorMovedI * :sleep 200m

Which causes Vim to pause for 200 milliseconds every time the cursor moves in normal or insert mode. This won't work for the :-command line or in a few other contexts.

See:

:help :autocomd
:help CursorMoved
:help :sleep
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