Ctrl+IJKL to move. Other keys toggle move behavior. You can move by characters, words, search results, and more.
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Sublime Contexual Move Keys
Ctrl+IJKL to move. Other keys toggle move behavior. You can move across characters, words, search results, tabs, arguments, functions, and more.
Ctrl+IJKLare contextual arrow keys. By default, they move the cursor one character at a time.
Ctrl+Shift+IJKLwill extend the selection.
Ctrl+Alt+IJKLwill delete text (“alter it”).
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+IJKLwill move text (“alter by shifting around”).
Alt+JLwill undo/redo changes to text.
- If you open the command palette or an autocomplete dropdown, they'll move through the options just like regular arrow keys.
- If you open the search panel, they'll move between search results.
- You can press other keys to modify move behavior, shown below.
||Move one character or line at a time||
||Move by subwords||
||Move by words||
||Move through comma separated list items||grammar rules are mapped to numbers, sorted by precedence|
Ctrl+2| Move through functions | grammar rules are mapped to numbers, sorted by precedence
Ctrl+3| Move through classes | grammar rules are mapped to numbers, sorted by precedence
Ctrl++| Move through pages and tabs |
+ looks like the cursor you get when you click the middle mouse button (
Ctrl+tab is already taken)
Ctrl+pipe| Add cursors to adjacent lines. Press escape to return to a single selection and retrn to default behavior | The “pipe” character looks like a cursor
Ctrl+[| fold/unfold | Resembles existing shortcut
Ctrl+]| indent/unindent and transpose by line | Resembles existing shortcut
Ctrl+f2| Move through bookmarks | Resembles existing shortcut
Ctrl+f6| Move through spelling errors | Resembles existing shortcut
Ctrl+;| Move to the beginning/end of the list of things being traversed, which can vary based on the other hotkeys. This behavior turns itself off after a single use. |
; is next to
IJKL and allows sweeping motion across the keyboard
Ctrl+enter| Create a new thing being traversed above/below, which can vary based on the other hotkeys. This behavior turns itself off after a single use. |
enter adds new lines
You can combine the hotkeys above with modifiers in useful ways. For instance: ** pressing
Ctrl+Alt+Lwill delete everything to the end of a comma separated list ** pressing
Ctrl+2followed by any combination of
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+IKwill change the order of functions in the document. ** pressing
Ctrl++, followed by any combination of
Ctrl+Alt+JLwill close tabs.
Most obvious combinations are already supported. You can see a full list of implemented features here
Plenty of reasons:
Provide vim-like navigation without the steep learning curve
Vastly expand a user's hotkey repertoire without taxing memory
Eliminate the need to leave the home row when navigating through text
Free up keyboard real estate without loss of utility
Create a sensible framework on which users can create their own hotkeys
Ctrl+A are some of the most widely adopted hotkeys of all time and I don't plan to remap their behavior. Fortunately, the plugin is designed mostly to provide navigation for times when the mouse cannot be easily switched to. Many of the standard hotkeys only exist because they worked well regardless of whether the mouse is available, so we have plenty of options to work with on the right hand side.
Because this is not vim. The vast majority of users are already familiar with the “inverse T” style of navigation, thanks largely to WASD and the regular arrow keys. IJKL is also a common choice for other software, too. For instance, Kerbal Space Program uses IJKL to handle translations. Sublime itself uses IJKL to traverse the “Folders” side bar.
Why not use Vim?
See above. This is a plugin for mortals.
Why not just extend behavior to the regular arrow keys?
Because moving your hand interrupts your workflow. I want to keep both hands on the home row for as long as I can.
You changed my favorite hotkey!
That wasn't a question, but yes, it's possible I did that. I tried to avoid modifying standard hotkeys on the left hand side of the keyboard. As with any plugin, you can remap the keys as you see fit.