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Credit: Unsplash — Oskar Yildiz

Turn Your Keyboard into a Text-Editing Rocket

Get ready to throw your mouse away. Powerful keyboard shortcuts, integrated window management, and vim-style text navigation in any app.

Owen Caulfield
May 28, 2018 · 19 min read

Easily memorized, quick to implement- these solutions will change the way you compute- whether you’re a novice looking for an edge, or a power-user programmer- everyone can benefit from something here.

Their cursors cut through the code like katanas- mine felt like it had a ball and chain attached to it.


The Solution — Features

I: The Tools

II: Setup

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Click the lock, and then click the ‘+’ sign to add both applications to the list.

III: Configuration

Module I: Hammerspoon

Module II: Karabiner

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Karabiner’s website- showing the Space Cadet bindings.

Simple Modifications

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Karabiner- Simple Modifications Section

Function Keys

Complex Modifications

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Karabiner- Complex Modifications Section

IV: Usage

Text Navigation

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Credit: Jason Rudolph

Text Navigation- Others

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Basic text navigation in Super-Duper mode.

Super-Duper Mode- Browser Navigation

Window Layout Mode

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Window Management using Karabiner & Hammerspoon
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Credit: Jason Rudolph

Markdown Mode

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Hyper Mode

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Credit: Jason Rudolph

Miscellaneous Bindings

Visual Studio Code

TabOut

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TabOut Plugin in VS Code

Colonize

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Colonize Plugin in VS Code

Jumpy

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Jumpy Plugin in VS Code

V. Conclusion

Credits

Support

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