Randy Stauner avatar Randy Stauner committed 19d8a30

Improve insert-single-character mapping

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 " Hit <C-a> in insert mode after a bad paste (thanks absolon) {{{
 inoremap <silent> <C-a> <ESC>u:set paste<CR>.:set nopaste<CR>gi
 " }}}
-" spacebar (in command mode) inserts a single character before the cursor
-nmap <Space> i <Esc>r
+
 " up and down move by virtual line
 nmap <Up>   gk
 nmap <Down> gj
 nnoremap ` '
 
 " }}}
-" {{{
+" borrow ideas from sartak, modify slightly {{{
+
+" ctrl-space to insert a single character before the cursor
+nnoremap <C-@> i <Esc>:echo "put character:"<CR>r
 
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