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I recently came across the timeout and ttimeout features in vim.

I use the key sequence jk to escape from insert to normal mode. I thought, following this article Mapping fast keycodes [see 2b], that i could have my jk seqence obey the ttimeoutlen while all my other mappings obey timeoutlen. This would be ideal because i can hit jk really fast when i want to so it wouldnt interupt my typing when i need to insert a jk into a document.

However, following the above mentioned article, it didnt work for me. I went

:set timeout timeoutlen=1000 ttimeoutlen=100
:set <F13>=jk
:map <F13> <esc>
:map! <F13> <esc>

and pressing j in insert mode gives a delay determined by my timeoutlen, not my ttimeoutlen.

What am i doing wrong? Is it even possible? Is it only possible for escape sequences? If so why? Thank you!

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I turned off my comp, woke up, turned it back on and now it seems to work....

Also i changed the above code to:

set timeout timeoutlen=1000 ttimeoutlen=100
set <f13>=jk
imap <F13> <esc>

I had this set last night and it didnt work so i dont know what the 'nights rest' did...

Anyways, to all that use jk or any other alphabet sequence to escape from insert mode, i recommend doing this.

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