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When using vim in gnome-terminal there is a 1s delay after pressing <Esc> to go back to normal mode.

I tried Google and found ttimeoutlen. I tried setting it to 100 with no effect (delay is still that of timeoutlen).

I am using latest Vim on Ubuntu 12.10

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Do you have any mappings that start with <esc>? (Run this command within vim):

:imap <esc>

Does it still happen when you start Vim without any initialization files? (Run this on a shell command line):

vim -u NONE -U NONE --noplugin -N
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thank you! vim-autoclose was the problem – Arjan Apr 28 '13 at 21:37

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