Use case or problem
There is. I possibility to do text formatting VIM’s normal mode. You have to switch to the insert mode to get formatting related hotkeys.
VIM’s modal editing feature lends itself perfectly to do text formatting, such as
- making a 2 words bold
- in/decrease the level of a heading
- in/decrease level of list
Use an appropriate key sequence using a leader key to do formatting.
For example making 2 words bold could be done with ˋmb2wˋ, where ˋmˋ is the leader key (for markdown), ˋbˋ for bold and ˋ2wˋ a movement. Or increase the level heading with
ml (I think this isn’t even possible with the current hockey’s, is it?).
Using a leader key avoids possible collisions with other key bindings.
Current workaround (optional)
Drop into insert mode to get (a subset of possible) formatting related hockey’s