Last Updated: June 24, 2016
· ryrych

Be faster with your fingers at home row

You will be amazed of how you can speed up typing on the keyboard when you start keeping your fingers at the home row. Next time try to replace:

  • <kbd>Enter</kbd> with <kbd>Ctrl j</kbd>
  • <kbd>Esc</kbd> with <kbd>[</kbd>
  • Arrow keys (history navigation) with <kbd>Ctrl p</kbd> and <kbd>Ctrl n</kbd>

Don’t forget to map <kbd>Capslock</kbd> to <kbd>Ctrl</kbd>. Nobody’s need it now, really.

Then you can use those keys in Vim, bash or zsh.