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My numpad works in iterm2 (bash), but it inserts characters instead of numbers in insert mode for vim.

How can I get vim to recognise the correct escape codes.

I have tried editing the escape codes as suggested here without any luck: http://code.google.com/p/iterm2/issues/detail?id=702

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Looks like the answer is to go into Preferences->Profiles->Keys and load preset of: xterm with numeric keypad.

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I didn't have this preset, so in my answer I explained how you can add these shortcuts yourself. –  rednaw Jul 13 at 9:05
It appears that the preset no longer exists in iTerm 2.1.1 –  scarver2 Aug 14 at 17:28
It's still there for me, possibly because I upgraded from an older version and brought my profile with me. These are the relevant keys: superuser.com/a/939832/109692 from superuser.com/users/121441/rednaw. –  J0hnG4lt Aug 17 at 14:22

For me the solution was disabling VT100 Application Keypad-Mode in Preferences > Profiles > Advanced.

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but it removes some colors in my vim.

if you just need it some times, just type:

:set term=ansi

in VIM

Best regards

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You can add global keyboard shortcuts in Preferences -> Keys and map the numpad characters to "Send Text" actions to send the text they are supposed to send.

iTerm2 keys preferences

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For the Enter key, choose the Send Hex Codes action and enter 0x0D. –  scarver2 Aug 14 at 17:34

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