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. – gitaarik Jul 13 '15 at 9:05
  • It appears that the preset no longer exists in iTerm 2.1.1 – scarver2 Aug 14 '15 at 17:28
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    Recently did a new OS install. The preset is still there in iTerm 2.1.1. – J0hnG4lt Oct 2 '15 at 16:10
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    Works in iTerm 2.1.4 too, though I also had to add a new shortcut to insert hex key code 0xd for NumPad's Enter key to work. (Weirdly not detected as the Num-⏎ key already registered, but as ⏎ on its own, when set up.) – ecmanaut Feb 23 '16 at 19:34
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    Works for me. I'm using iTerm2 Build 2.1.4. – KLaw Apr 20 '16 at 15:48

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

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    This solution works only on the native terminal, but not with iTerm – sic2 Dec 16 '15 at 9:36

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 '15 at 17:34

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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