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I have added this to my .vimrc:

nnoremap <up> <nop>
nnoremap <down> <nop>
nnoremap <left> <nop>
nnoremap <right> <nop>
inoremap <up> <nop>
inoremap <down> <nop>
inoremap <left> <nop>
inoremap <right> <nop>

This works in normal and visual mode, but I can still use arrows in insert mode.

I'm using Janus to set up my vim.

I'm a two-week convert, so my vim foo is limited. Is this a MacVim-related issue? Is Janus' configuration somehow getting in the way?

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The first thing to do is to try to determine if your mappings are defined as you expect:

:verbose imap <up>
:verbose imap <down>

...etc.

This will show you what the current insert mode mapping is for your keys, and—if they are somehow being overridden—where they were defined.

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  • This is a sample output I get. Not sure what to make of it. Is the autoclose plugin the culprit? i <Down> *@<C-R>=<SNR>23_FlushBuffer()<CR><Down> Last set from ~/.vim/plugin/autoclose.vim i <Down> * <Nop> Last set from ~/.vimrc.local Press ENTER or type command to continue Nov 16, 2010 at 3:15
  • Yes, this shows that the autoclose plugin is resetting the mappings. You can probably safely edit that file and comment out the lines that define the arrow key mappings, using a leading double quote character.
    – Heptite
    Nov 16, 2010 at 18:53
  • Thanks! Note to Janus users: Move remapping to .gvimrc.local. Nov 18, 2010 at 14:03

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