I’m a neovim user who pokes in kakoune once in a while.
Currently my main beef with kak is that I can’t easily look around and read a source file. Examples:
In Vim, I often look around by moving by a paragraph. That’s shift-[ in Vim and it’s not too bad. I can jump to the next code block. In kak, it seems to be accomplished by alt-a p, and I’m currently unsure how to go in the other direction. I tried alt-[ p and then I can go to the start of the current paragraph, but it’s very unwieldy for something I would use on a ragular basis!
I don’t know how to move the screen around by a small amount. There’s CTRL-u and CTRL-d for scrolling half a screen. That’s it? I need some convenient ways to scroll. Some HTML files have no empty lines between them and scrolling by paragraph won’t work.
When I have multiple selections, especially in a HTML file with long lines, I can’t conveniently scroll the screen to the start of the lines (left). I know about commands 'v’iew and 'g’oto, but goto drops selections while view only goes to the leftmost selection which can be far from line start.
When I have